Thursday, 20 December 2018
Swimming, walking or lifting weights in the gym 'treats high blood pressure as well as drugs'
Exercise is as effective as prescription drugs at lowering blood pressure, researchers have found.
Regularly walking or swimming and doing simple weight training treats high blood pressure as well as taking pills such as beta blockers or ACE inhibitors, according to data from 40,000 people.
High blood pressure - known by the medical name of 'hypertension' - affects one in three adults, more than 17million of the British population and 75million Americans.