Tuesday, August 21, 2007

BP Tip#6

Tip #6 - Exercise your way to lower blood-pressure.

In addition to diet, it's likely that your doctor has also mentioned that physical exercise can help lower blood-pressure. But did you know that mild exercise, such as walking, may reduce blood-pressure just as much or even more than strenuous activities, such as jogging? The good news is that every bit of activity counts.

A recent statement prepared jointly by the American College of Sports Medicine and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you accumulate 30 minutes or more of exercise on most days of the week.

For the American College of Sports Medicine white paper about exercising your way to lower blood-pressure Click Here.

In addition, here are few fun gadgets available on the market that can help you keep track of your activity.

A rather inexpensive pedometer can help you reach your goals counting steps, aerobic steps, distance in miles and calories burned. For more information about popular pedometers Click Here.

If you want to be more scientific, you might want to also use a heart rate monitor. For more information about popular monitors Click Here.

For those who would like the latest gadget in fitness monitoring complete with a calorie management system, take a look at a new device, named bodybugg by the Apex Fitness Group. For more information about the bodybugg Click Here.

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