Does Lack Of Exercise Affect My Risk Of Developing High Blood Pressure?

Dr. Lucks answers the question: 'Exercise And High Blood Pressure Risk?'

— -- Question: I don't exercise that much. How might that affect my risk of developing high blood pressure?

Answer: So lack of activity, or a sedentary lifestyle can directly contribute to increasing your risk for developing high blood pressure. Generally, we like people to do about 30 minutes a day, five days a week of some form of aerobic activity. That includes brisk walking as an example. In fact, recent studies have shown brisk walking was as good for you as jogging in lowering your risk for heart disease, and risk of developing high blood pressure.