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WHAT TO DO ABOUT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

Known as the silent killer as it’s symptomless, high blood pressure affects one in three adults in the UK. Here’s how to bring it down

KATHARINE JENNER is a public health nutritionist and CEO of the charity Blood Pressure UK (bloodpressureuk.org). She is also a visiting lecturer on nutrition at several UK universities

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Blood pressure is measured as two numbers, in millimetres of mercury (mmHg), based on the pressure of blood in the large arteries. The top number is as the heart contracts, the lower one is the rest between heartbeats; 120/80 is ideal.

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Discover your #healthystressbuster of choice in our May issue of healthy, which features one of our favourite wellbeing warriors, Ella Mills (aka Deliciously Ella). We’ve rounded up 21 ways to conquer stress, including food to keep you calm and an exclusive feature on anxiety – take the quiz to find out how it affects you! Next up, give Easter a ‘bake-over’ with our inspiring recipe pages, featuring spelt hot buns and vegan ‘Snickers’ bars. Plus! We ask: do you need female Viagra? And are you born to be fat? Find out more in the brand new issue of healthy.