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Changes in lifestyle that can lower high blood pressure


Regular exercising for 30 to 60 minutes five days a week will lower a person’s blood pressure by 4 to 9 mmHg. If one embarks on an exercise program she/he should see the benefits within a matter of two to three weeks.

It is important to make sure you check with your doctor before embarking on physical activity program. Exercise needs to be tailored to the needs and health of the patient.

The secret of getting success out of exercise is to do it regularly. Exercising at weekends and doing nothing from Monday to Friday will be much less effective.

Reducing alcohol consumption is a double-edged sword. Some studies indicate it helps lower blood pressure, while others report the opposite. In very small amounts it may lower blood pressure. But if you drink too much, even moderate amounts regularly in some cases, blood pressure levels may go up. People who drink more than moderate amounts of alcohol regularly virtually always experience elevated blood pressure levels.

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