Blood pressure tip: Get off the couch

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Blood pressure tip: Get off the couch

Sure, you know it's important to include physical activity in your daily routine. If you're concerned about high blood pressure, consider this: 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity most days of the week can lower your blood pressure by 4 to 9 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). And it doesn't take long to see a difference. If you've been sedentary, increasing your activity can lower your blood pressure within just a few weeks. So what are you waiting for? Get your doctor's OK to exercise. Then go for it!

Last Updated: 2010-08-14
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