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Gym-free exercises

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Not all exercise has to be done in the gym, and this is a good thing! Instead of paying high monthly fees and driving long distances, why not take advantage of exercises that can be done anywhere, anytime? When thinking about how to lower blood pressure, you may want to consider some of the options listed below.


Easy and low-cost, walking can be a great activity for the heart. Regular walking can have enormous benefits for the cardiovascular system (heart, lungs, and blood circulation) and can be done by yourself or as a social activity with friends. It has the added perk of increasing endurance in the muscles of the hips, legs, and lower back. Walking for even 10 minutes a day can make a big difference for your health.


Another great exercise that can leave you toned and trim. Swimming at the same consistent pace throughout a session can show great weight loss results.


Do you do the Charleston? The Macarena? Now’s the time to start with this aerobic activity that improves balance and coordination!

Jogging and running

Kick it up a notch, with some cardio that’s a little physically more taxing than plain old walking.
Are you a novice? Build up your speed and time progressively.
If you suffer from a heart condition, be sure to speak with your physician before beginning any form of strenuous exercise.



Enjoy a nice meal before or after your workout with these good foods and drinks for exercising.