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Physical activity reduces blood pressure, especially if you
have been inactive until now. Physical activity also helps you manage your
weight. But being active will lower your blood pressure even if you don't lose
Regular aerobic exercise can help lower
high blood pressure. Aerobic exercise includes
activities that raise your
heart rate, such as walking, bicycling, dancing,
swimming, and jogging.
Eckel RH, et al. (2013). 2013 AHA/ACC guideline on lifestyle management to reduce cardiovascular risk: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. Circulation. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2013/11/11/01.cir.0000437740.48606.d1.citation. Accessed December 5, 2013.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRobert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology
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