• Does Exercise Lower Blood Pressure?

    17 days ago - By Mercola

    In the U.S., an estimated 1 in 3 has high blood pressure ; another 1 in 3 has prehypertension. 1 A blood pressure reading of 120/80 millimeters of mercury is considered healthy.
    High blood pressure is typically considered anything over 140/90 mmHg, although updated guidelines 2 from the American Heart Association now have 130/80 mmHg as the cutoff for a diagnosis of hypertension. Elevated systolic pressure is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, stroke and dementia. 3
    While drugs are typically the first-line treatment for hypertension, they're associated with a number of problematic...
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