Turn on the blue light to help your heart
If you’re one of the six million Aussies with high blood pressure, there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Researchers from Germany and the UK have discovered that exposure to blue light can lower your blood pressure, reduce arterial stiffness, relax blood vessels and increase levels of nitric oxide, which protects the cardiovascular system. “Wearable blue-light sources could make continued exposure to light possible and practical. This would be particularly helpful to those whose blood pressure is not easily controlled by medication,” explains professor Christian Heiss. Although further studies are required, early results are promising, so stay tuned!