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How can maintaining a healthy weight help prevent high blood pressure?

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Being overweight can make you 2 to 6 times more likely to get high blood pressure than if you are at your target weight. Even losing a little bit of weight can make a big difference to prevent and treat high blood pressure.

Sources:

American Heart Association: “Exercise and Fitness.”

American College of Sports Medicine/American Heart Association: “Physical Activity and Public Health: Updated Recommendation for Adults.”

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 6, 2019

Sources:

American Heart Association: “Exercise and Fitness.”

American College of Sports Medicine/American Heart Association: “Physical Activity and Public Health: Updated Recommendation for Adults.”

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 6, 2019

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