15 tips to help lower your blood pressure
Known as a silent killer, many Canadians aren't aware they have high blood pressure. Here are 15 tips that will help keep your blood pressure at a healthy level
1. Every morning, take a brisk 15 minute walk.
Amazingly, you don't need a lot of exercise to make a difference to your blood pressure. When Japanese researchers asked 168 inactive volunteers with high blood pressure to exercise at a health club for different amounts of time each week for eight weeks, blood pressure levels dropped almost as much in those who exercised for 30 to 90 minutes a week as in those who exercised for more than 90 minutes a week.