More people would rather take a pill or have a daily cup of tea rather than exercise to fight high blood pressure.
The American Heart Association was curious about how people want to be treated for high blood pressure, so they gave participants four choices: a daily cup of tea, exercise, pills or monthly or semi-annual injections. Oh, the study added the hypothetical that treatments could tack on another month, year, or five years to their life.
Anyone could’ve predicted the results! 79-percent of people would take a pill for an extra month of health while 90-percent would take one for an extra year and 96-percent for an extra five years.
The statistics showed about the same would drink a cup of tea to extend their life. For an extra month of life, only 63-percent would exercise to receive that extra month, 84-percent would for an extra year and 93-percent for an extra five years of life. Getting an injection was the least preferred of the options.
Basically, the study revealed what we consider major inconveniences and how humans are not fans of overcoming them, even at the price of out health.
Source: Science Daily