If you’re troubled by high blood pressure, a global study involving more than 130,000 people reveals a drug-free way to possibly erase that troubling condition. It only takes 30 minutes and it doesn’t cost a cent.
The answer to your problem may simply consist of briskly walking for 30 minutes today and every day.
The study shows that folks who exercise more than four hours a week in their leisure time have a 19 percent lower risk of high blood pressure than couch potatoes who exercise less than one hour per week. People who enjoy one to three hours per week of leisure exercise have an 11 percent lower risk than those with under an hour of activity.
Almost 78 million adult Americans suffer high blood pressure, defined by the American Heart Association as blood pressure at or above 140 millimeters of mercury for your upper number or 90 or higher for the bottom figure. Hypertension usually produces no symptoms and goes undetected or untreated in many people.
“Hypertension is a risk factor for cardiovascular and kidney disease — thus, it is important to prevent and control hypertension,” says researcher Wei Ma, associate professor at the Shandong University School of Public Health in Jinan, China. “To try to lower your risk of high blood pressure, you should exercise more in your leisure time.”