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How can regular exercise help prevent high blood pressure?

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Staying physically active can lower your chances for high blood pressure by 20% to 50% than if you don’t move and exercise at all. You don't have to be a marathon runner to benefit from physical activity. Even light activities, if done daily, can help lower your risk.

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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