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How can I reduce my high blood pressure with exercise while avoiding prescription medication?
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Dr. Mary Callahan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Exercise and BP
In order to get a cardiovascular benefit from exercise you need to do aerobic exercise for a minimum of twenty minutes in a row for at least three times per week.
More is better in this respect, so if you can do more either in number of days or duration then you should. Not only will you lower your blood pressure, you will strengthen your muscles and your heart.

In brief: Exercise and BP
In order to get a cardiovascular benefit from exercise you need to do aerobic exercise for a minimum of twenty minutes in a row for at least three times per week.
More is better in this respect, so if you can do more either in number of days or duration then you should. Not only will you lower your blood pressure, you will strengthen your muscles and your heart.
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