6 Safe Weight-Loss Exercises for People with High Blood Pressure

1. Do a little housework.

Most of us have a hard time fitting exercise into our busy schedules (or at least we tell ourselves we do). But even easy, everyday activities, such as housework, yard work and climbing the stairs, can have a big impact on your blood pressure. So park a little farther away from the store, or give the garage or kids’ playroom a much-needed purging. It will help you control your weight, and you’ll get a lot done — plus reduce your stress — in the process.

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