20 Warning Signs You Need to Exercise More, Say Doctors

2-Your Blood Pressure Is High

Doctor Checking High Blood Pressure In Face Mask

Whether your doctor warned you about your high blood pressure at your last visit or you tested it yourself at a pharmacy, it should be taken seriously. According to the Mayo Clinic, “The higher your blood pressure and the longer it goes uncontrolled, the greater the damage.”

Strengthening your heart is the best way to get your blood pressure under control and that’s precisely what exercise does. “Becoming more active can lower your systolic blood pressure—the top number in a blood pressure reading,” says the Mayo Clinic. By simply adding 30 minutes of regular exercise to your routine, you may be able to avoid blood pressure medications and lower your reading on your own. Apps like Beachbody and Openfit can help.

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