Brisk Walking Lowers Blood Pressure

Tuesday, June 03, 2008
By: Byron J. Richards,
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

One enemy for blood pressure is stagnation.  A variety of new information is confirming that brisk walking is a major benefit to blood pressure1.  This information applies to those who are obese as well as those who are simply at risk for blood pressure problems.

Thirty minutes of brisk walking a day is all it takes to see improvements.  While your heart helps move blood around your body, so do muscle contractions and being active.  If you want your heart to do less work then stay active.  Walking is a simple solution and far safer than blood pressure medication – which often has an anti-fitness effect, making you tired and reducing circulation to important areas of your body – like your brain.

Our bodies are made to be used.


Referenced Studies:
  1. ^ Walking and Blood Pressure  Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine  

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