We need a heart. No, we really need our hearts, so we need to treat them right. As the central organ that pumps blood around our bodies, it is paramount we look after this – and the associated arteries & vessels – to ensure a long and active life. If you have high blood pressure, you can strain your arteries, which may be ok in the short run, but it will put medium to long-term stress on your heart which could lead to chest pain, heart attacks, stroke or even death. So reducing blood pressure is an important step we all need to embrace sooner rather than later.