Self Improvement Month: How to Lower Your Blood Pressure With Exercise

Happy elderly woman running along a beach with her golden retriever at the morning Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your heart health. It helps to keep your heart strong and can reduce your risk of heart disease. However, getting started with exercise can be tough. That’s why we’ve compiled a few tips to help you get started on your journey to better heart health.

The Benefits of Exercise for Blood Pressure

Exercise has many benefits, including reducing the risks of high blood pressure. According to the American Heart Association, people who exercise regularly are less likely to develop high blood pressure than inactive people. Exercise helps maintain a healthy weight, another important factor in preventing high blood pressure.

In addition to reducing blood pressure, exercise has many other benefits for heart health. Exercise helps to strengthen the heart muscle, making it more efficient in pumping blood. Exercise also helps to increase levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol and to lower levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. As a result, exercise can help reduce heart disease risk.

So, regular exercise is a great place to start if you want to improve your heart health. And if you’re already active, keep up the good work!

The Best Exercises for Lowering Blood Pressure

Several different exercises can help to lower blood pressure. Aerobic exercises like walking, running, and swimming can be beneficial. Strength training and flexibility exercises can also help to lower blood pressure.

You should speak with your doctor before starting any exercise program if you have high blood pressure. They can help to create a plan that is right for you and your health goals.

Tips for Sticking to an Exercise Routine

1. Find an activity that you enjoy. You’re less likely to stick with the activity if you don’t enjoy it.

2. Start slow and gradually increase your activity level. If you try to do too much too soon, you’re more likely to get injured or burned out.

3. Set realistic goals. If you set goals that are too unrealistic, you’re more likely to get discouraged.

4. Find a support system. Having people to help encourage and motivate you can be a big help.

5. Be consistent. The key to seeing results is to stick with it.

Lower Blood Pressure is Easier Than You Think

If you are interested in lowering your blood pressure through exercise this Self Improvement Month, please schedule a consultation with our endocrinologist. Dr. Philip Rabito has a background in endocrinology, metabolism, and nutrition support and can help you develop a plan to lower your blood pressure. Give us a call at 646-835-0402.

Philip Rabito, MD

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