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Can exercise help me lower my blood pressure?
Exercise is one of the first lines of defense against chronic high blood pressure (hypertension). It is a proven aid in the reduction of high blood pressure. Most physicians will recommend changes in diet, loss of body fat, and exercise for their patients who have chronic hypertension before they will prescribe medications to lower blood pressure. Before starting any exercise program, especially if you are hypertensive, be sure to check with your physician.