Walking to Improve "Blood Pressure"

Walking can help to lower blood pressure in several ways. When you walk, your muscles contract and relax, which helps to improve blood flow and circulation. This can help to reduce the resistance of blood flow in your arteries, leading to a decrease in blood pressure.

In addition, walking can help to reduce stress and improve mental health, which can also contribute to lower blood pressure. Stress and anxiety can cause an increase in blood pressure, so reducing these factors can help to lower blood pressure over time.

Finally, walking can help to improve the health of your blood vessels and arteries, making them more flexible and able to expand and contract more easily. This can also help to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Overall, regular walking can be an effective way to lower blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health. It is important to talk to your healthcare provider about the appropriate amount of physical activity for you and to get their approval before starting a new exercise program.

Source: CDC 

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