- High blood pressure symptoms reduced by knitting
- Knitting is as relaxing as yoga, said Dr Chris
- The hobby distracts from chronic pain and lowers blood pressure
- Eating a balanced diet could also lower your blood pressure
Having hypertension increases patients’ risk of heart disease, strokes and heart attacks.
You can lower blood pressure by eating a healthy diet, and by regularly exercising.
High blood pressure symptoms hypertension risk lowered knitting This Morning Dr Chris
“They found it as relaxing as yoga,” said Dr Chris.
“It distracts from chronic pain and even lowers blood pressure.
“It’s a craft. I can see it on the ward – there would be a ‘knitting nurse’.
“Any hobby or craft is extremely good,” he added.
High blood pressure: This hobby could lower your risk of hypertension according to Dr Chris
High blood pressure: Regular exercise and a balanced diet could prevent hypertension
You could also lower your blood sugar by cutting back on the amount of salt you eat, according to the NHS.
If you’re overweight, losing weight could help to prevent hypertension.
Some people with high blood pressure may need to take medicine to stop their blood pressure from getting too high.
ACE inhibitors or calcium channel blockers may be prescribed by a doctor.
High blood pressure: Knitting could help to promote relaxation and lower hypertension risk
High blood pressure: Dr Chris revealed knitting could prevent hypertension
The risk of high blood pressure increases if you’re over the age of 65.
Smokers and those of African or Caribbean descent are more at risk of hypertension, the NHS said.
All adults over 40 yeas old should check their blood pressure at least every five years.
You can get your blood pressure tested at your GP surgery, or at some pharmacies.