Regular physical activity such as 150 minutes a week, or about 30 minutes most days of the week can lower your blood pressure by about 5 to 8 mm Hg if you have high blood pressure, said the Mayo Clinic.
The site added: “It’s important to be consistent because if you stop exercising, your blood pressure can rise again.
“If you have elevated blood pressure, exercise can help you avoid developing hypertension. If you already have hypertension, regular physical activity can bring your blood pressure down to safer levels.
“Some examples of aerobic exercise you may try to lower blood pressure include walking, jogging, cycling, swimming or dancing.”
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