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Exercise: A Drug-Free Approach to Lowering Blood Pressure

Exercise: A Drug-Free Approach to Lowering Blood Pressure

The risk for High Blood Pressure increases with age. Here are some ideas for a drug-free approach to lowering Blood Pressure.

  • Adding exercise to the day can help lower Blood Pressure
  • Exercise can help to strengthen the heart and lower the pressure inside the blood vessels
  • Aerobic exercise, like walking and biking, is the best exercise for lowering Blood Pressure.
  • A total of 150 minutes of moderate exercise throughout the week is recommended
  • Consistent exercise is the key to lowering Blood Pressure
  • Take your Blood Pressure after resting 3-5 minutes
  • Keep track of your Blood Pressure by writing it down 
  • Bring your Blood Pressure readings to healthcare appointments
  • Blood Pressure goal is 120/80 or less
  • Always check with your healthcare provider before you start an exercise program
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