Teleworking increases the risk of hypertension

In the COVID-19 pandemic, most people have switched to telecommuting

Teleworking increases the risk of hypertension
Teleworking increases the risk of hypertension

During the COVID-19 pandemic, most people have switched to teleworking. Despite all the advantages, experts from Imperial College London and University College London have found that working from home can increase the likelihood of hypertension.

According to a study, walking to work reduced the risk of high blood pressure by 17%. In the absence of such physical activity, the risk of hypertension increases, as does other health complications. High blood pressure, in turn, increases the risk of heart, brain, and kidney problems.

Experts noted that adults should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise per week, such as cycling or brisk walking. An active lifestyle and regular exercise can lower blood pressure and keep your heart and blood vessels healthy.