Many of us suffer from high blood pressure – half of us over the age of 20 have it, and 75% over the age of 65. And you probably already know aerobic exercise can help you lower it – but a new study shows that you can lower your high blood pressure without moving!
Running, rowing machines, ellipticals are all still good options – but the best exercise may just be planks and wall squats.
If you’re not familiar, planks are when you stay in a push-up position on your elbows and remain motionless. Wall squats are where you sit in an invisible chair with your back up against the wall.
They’re not easy, but they can drop your top blood pressure number by around 8 and the bottom number by around 4.
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