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A new study has found that walking 3,000 extra steps a day reduces blood pressure in older adults

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By Team Lounge
Published Oct 08, 2023

Mint Lounge

Maintaining healthy blood pressure is essential to prevent heart attacks and strokes in older adults 

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Adding a relatively minimal amount of movement, about 3,000 extra steps per day, can significantly reduce high blood pressure in older adults

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In the study, participants’ systolic and diastolic blood pressure decreased by an average of seven and four points after the intervention

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The volume of physical activity is what’s really important, not the intensity

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Over the years, several studies have found a myriad of benefits of walking

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A moderate increase in daily walking, one of the easiest and most popular forms of physical activity, benefits people with hypertension 

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A simple lifestyle change can have long-lasting health benefits

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