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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.
Current as of:
April 5, 2013
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology
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