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Hypertension

02 June 2010

Being fit cuts hypertension risk

People who do no exercise and are very unfit significantly increase the risk of developing high blood pressure, a 20-year study of young adults shows.

People who do no exercise and are very unfit significantly increase the risk of developing high blood pressure, a 20-year study of young adults shows.
 

Many people have high blood pressure, also called hypertension, which is a risk factor for heart disease, stroke and kidney disease, according to the CDC. Regular physical activity is one way that you can help keep your blood pressure at normal levels, and the CDC recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on most days of the week.
 

 

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Dr Jacomien de Villiers qualified as a specialist physician at the University of Pretoria in 1995. She worked at various clinics at the Department of Internal Medicine, Steve Biko Hospital, these include General Internal Medicine, Hypertension, Diabetes and Cardiology. She has run a private practice since 2001, as well as a consultant post at the Endocrine Clinic of Steve Biko Hospital.

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