High Blood Pressure and Exercise

Aerobic exercise could shave five points off your systolic blood pressure (the first, or top, number in your blood pressure reading), and three points off your diastolic blood pressure (the second, or bottom, number).

Activities such as walking, swimming, cycling, and low-impact aerobics should be the core of your exercise program.
But you’ll get the payoff doing anything that makes your heart beat a bit faster, whether you’re hiking with your dog, walking on a treadmill, going out dancing next weekend, taking a Zumba class. Pick a bunch of things that will keep you interested.