Controlling Blood Pressure

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Does exercise help high blood pressure?

Controlling Blood Pressure

People with high blood pressure can benefit from aerobic exercise. A 45-minute run or power walk can lower blood pressure for up to 24 hours.

If you can't go as long as 45 minutes, start with what you can do and increase the time gradually. Other aerobic exercise can also help blood pressure as well as overall fitness. Choose what you enjoy. New research shows that strength training also helps control blood pressure.



3/25/2009 4:58:07 PM
Mattusa said:

Great comment for us in a fitness column. High BP is the nr. 1 health concern in our society. Walking is a super, relatively easy way to combat it and increase your quality of life. Insist on your right to walk in your neighborhood. Strength training will help make your words more persuasive ;-)


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