Is stretching better than walking for reducing blood pressure?

  • Regular stretching exercises may be more effective than brisk walks for combating hypertension, according to a new study.
  • The researchers found that 30 minutes of stretching on 5 days of the week led to greater improvements in blood pressure than a 30-minute walk on 5 days of the week.
  • They also stress that people should still do aerobic exercise as it has many health benefits.

Written by James Kingsland on January 29, 2021

Fact checked by Catherine Carver, MPH

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