A Morning Walk, Less Sitting Can Lower Blood Pressure for Hours
Middle-aged and older adults with excess weight or obesity can improve their blood pressure (BP), and therefore their cardiovascular health, simply by walking briskly for a half hour in the morning because the benefit is sustained for several hours, a small study suggests. Moreover, in women only, following the morning walk with regular interruptions in sitting — that is, 3 minutes of less intense walking breaks every half hour — resulted in an even lower average systolic blood pressure during an 8-hour test period.
@anish Combining exercise with regular breaks from sitting may be of more benefit for lowering BP in women than in men. Although longer-term studies are required to corroborate our findings