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How should I plan out my workouts?

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First, warm up. A 5- to 10-minute warm-up helps your body get moving and helps prevent injury.

Next, step up the intensity. Don't overdo it -- you should still be able to talk to someone while you're exercising. But if you’re able to sing, step it up a bit to make sure you’re getting the most out of your exercise.

Lastly, cool down. When you're done exercising, don't stop suddenly. Just slow down for a few minutes. This is especially important for someone with high blood pressure.

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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