If you are aged between 18-34, your lifestyle choices could unknowingly be causing you to develop high blood pressure (Hypertension).
We recently conducted a survey of over 2000 respondents to highlight the importance of maintaining and monitoring healthy blood pressure, and the results revealed that High Blood Pressure is no longer an ailment reserved for older generations.
Our survey showed that 96% of Millennials are highly stressed about a host of factors ranging from Brexit uncertainty (36%) to the housing market (39%) and that they have poor weight and drinking habits (42%). All of these are risks that are directly linked to high blood pressure, which can be a key cause of heart attacks and strokes across all age groups.
Our survey also revealed that Millennials’ rank the highest of all generations when it comes to other areas of their health and wellbeing:
- Drinking 3-4 times a week (30%)
- Eating food high in salt and fat 3-4 times a week (32%)
- Only getting their ‘five a day’ 1-2 times every week (32%)
- Never exercising (16%)
- Only sleeping for eight hours 1-2 times a week (35%)
The final factor highlighted in our survey is a lack of awareness of the importance of healthy blood pressure – and what a healthy blood pressure reading should be. Just 8% proactively make regular blood pressure health checks, compared with 16% of 35-44-year olds, 21% of 45-54 year olds, and 33% of those aged 55+ who check their blood pressure regularly.
How can you maintain healthy Blood Pressure?
Because Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) carries no visible symptoms, the best way to avoid it is by understanding your measurements – and maintaining a lifestyle that helps you avoid it.
Knowledge is power – by regularly checking your blood pressure with a home monitor, like one from Kinetik Wellbeing you can keep a record of your readings and spot any changes right away.
You can also enter your reading into our online blood pressure checker for instant advice on your blood pressure health.
Shop our Blood Pressure Monitor Range here.
To learn more about how you can reduce your blood pressure and maintain a healthy lifestyle see our blogs.