Blood pressure tip: Get off the couch

By Mayo Clinic Staff

If you're concerned about high blood pressure, consider this: 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity most days of the week can lower your blood pressure by 4 to 9 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). And it doesn't take long to see a difference. If you've been sedentary, increasing your activity can lower your blood pressure within just a few weeks. So what are you waiting for? Talk to your doctor about starting an exercise program.

June 16, 2015