6 Easy Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure
A staggering one in three American adults has high BP. The key to lowering it may lie in simple activities you can do every day.
Lace Up Your Walking Shoes
Getting your heart pumping is a proven way to lower BP, but new research shows that you don't have to go all out to achieve benefits. A 2013 study compared more than 48,000 people in the National Runners' and National Walkers' health studies, and found that walking 30 to 60 minutes a day led to a 19 percent reduction in hypertension risk—roughly the same result among people who ran 15 to 30 minutes.