Study found people would rather pop a pill or sip tea than exercise to treat high blood pressure

Survey respondents were more likely to choose a daily cup of tea or a pill over exercise to ‘treat’ high blood pressure in an imaginary scenario, but many didn’t think the interventions were worth the benefits. When the perceived gain of treating hypertension was higher — one or five extra years of life versus one extra month, for example — survey respondents were more likely to say they would.