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How often should I exercise?

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Go for moderate activity, like brisk walking, at least 30 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week. If you’re short on time, vigorous activity, like jogging, gives you the same benefit in 20 minutes, 3 to 4 days a week.

If you’re not active today, gradually work up to this amount of exercise. If it takes you a few weeks to get there, that’s absolutely fine.

SOURCES:

American College of Sports Medicine: "Exercising Your Way to Lower Blood Pressure."

American Heart Association.

CDC.

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 14, 2018

SOURCES:

American College of Sports Medicine: "Exercising Your Way to Lower Blood Pressure."

American Heart Association.

CDC.

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 14, 2018

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