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How to combat high blood pressure

Published : Sep 3, 2019, 12:38 pm IST
Updated : Sep 3, 2019, 12:38 pm IST

Try these extremely simple exercises for better heart health.

Opt for stairs instead of elevators. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)
 Opt for stairs instead of elevators. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

A growing concern amongst people today, high blood pressure can trigger a lot of other conditions. It’s known to be the cause of several heart conditions in particular. And while popping pills is an easy way to keep it under control, it might not be the best way to do so. It’s also important to go for natural remedies like exercising and eating healthy food.

In addition, exercising is also effective in combating hypertension as it improves your blood flow. So make sure you workout to maintain a healthy weight and control your blood pressure. You don’t necessarily need a gym membership. Here are three simple and effective exercises to control high blood pressure:


1. Cardio exercises

Cardio exercises are effective in improving your blood circulation. They promote heart health because help in burning calories. If you’re a hypertension patient, go for light cardio exercises. Some of the most popular ones are walking, jumping ropes, swimming, cycling, and light aerobics among others. These also help in keeping your weight under check, which in turn is beneficial in treating high BP and hypertension.

2. Strength training

Strength training exercises are particularly beneficial for your muscles and bones. They help in combating high BP as they burn calories. You can try out these simple exercises for beginners:






3. Household chores

According to NDTV, performing household chores ensures that there’s some movement throughout the day. Try dusting, cleaning, gardening, moping, sweeping. These activities help you stay fit and active. The added perk of course, is that you can lose calories.

4. Stairs

A clever way to incorporate exercising into your routine is to climb stairs. They make for a good cardio workout and strengthen your calf muscles. Burn calories by ditching the elevator and opting for the staircase. A simple choice is an effective way to combat high BP and hypertension.

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