One of the more successful and inexpensive forms of blood pressure control is exercise. Regular exercise helps keep arteries elastic, which ensures blood flow and normal blood pressure. To keep the arteries healthy and, consequently, blood pressure in check, doctors recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise on most days.
Take Advantage of Warmer Weather and Get Outside
Summer provides some great options to get outside and get healthy at the same time. Help lower your blood pressure while enjoying one of these outdoor activities:
Take a stroll. Walking is low impact, so that also means it’s easier on your joints than some other forms of exercise.
Take a ride. Check out paved bike trails in your community for a safe, leisurely ride and a wonderful way to get outside and exercise.
Take some laps. Swimming is easy on the joints and a great choice for cardio. If swimming isn’t for you, stay in the shallow end and walk or lunge your way across!
Take a spin. Roller-skating isn’t just for kids; it’s a terrific form of exercise for adults too!