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Exercise to lower blood pressure

Patient: What is a few good execices i can do to help lower my blood presure?

 

 

Doctor: Many lifestyle modifications can help to reduce high blood pressure. It is recommended to increase aerobic activity (30- 45 min most days of the week), as part of the treatment of high blood pressure. This aerobic activity may include a variety of activities such as; walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, basically any activity that raises your heart rate. The important factor is to do something that you enjoy, therefore you can incorporate it into your daily schedule. I would also recommend the DASH diet in addition to regular exercise, to reduce your overall blood pressure level.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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