by Adi Malik July 25, 2022 2 min read
It’s July, and with summer in full swing, there are ample opportunities for outdoor activities. Here are five of our favorite activities that can help lower your blood pressure.
Gardening is an unexpected way to add exercise into your life. It’s a moderate-level physical activity recommended by The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to lower blood pressure. Plus, this activity allows you to spend time in nature and grow foods that contribute to an overall healthier diet. It’s a win, win, win.
Speaking of food, picnics are a healthy way to spend an afternoon. Pack up delicious fruits and veggies, grab your friends and family, and spend time in the sunshine - it’s an instant mood booster. There’s a good chance you’ll be laughing with your loved ones, and laughter, as we all know, is the best medicine.
There’s a reason so many people talk about walking. It’s a simple yet effective form of exercise. This study found that middle-aged adults who walked the most steps per day had a lower risk of high blood pressure compared to adults of the same age who walked far less. Get those steps in by taking a ten-minute stroll three times daily.
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