Are the holidays giving your heart a hard
time? Being fit may make you look great and feel great — and it could also lower stress
while warding off future health risks like high blood pressure. I’m Miranda Savioli with
your latest health news. A new study found that greater fitness lowered
the risk of developing hypertension- or high blood pressure- in the future. High fitness
levels also lowered hypertension risk in patients who were already at a higher risk for heart
disease. Other doctors have also said that exercise helps the body cope with stress and
keep the heart healthy. Try to exercise at least three times a week.