However take care not to become obsessed; blood pressure is just one factor of heart health and others include diet and exercise.
Working life in the U.K. is such these days that working long hours, often overtime, is expected by employers. Then there is the draw of some extra cash for other employees.
Getting the work life balance is always important and we all need money to live.
Remember what you do to make a living will also be a contributory factor. Is your work stressful? Do you sit down mostly at work say at a computer? Do you grab a quick calorie laden snack as you have little time for a proper lunch break?
Some aspects of your work will be out of your control although in some cases a chat with your employer may be helpful.
Jobs these days are scare however which means it is an employer's market and workers often compromise their health and well-being to keep a job.
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