The NHS added: “We have known for years that exercise is a great way to keep blood pressure at a healthy level.
“Numerous studies shows under laboratory conditions what a difference a 30-minute walk can make to someone who has been otherwise sedentary for much of the day.
“It’s interesting that, especially for woman, there was an added effect if they also got up and walked around every half, avoiding the effects of lengthy periods of sitting.
“It’s the sort of programme people who spend a lot of time sitting down could adopt in their daily lives – for example, a half-hour walk in the morning, then getting up to make a cup of tea or just walk around every half hour.
“It could also be useful for people who are retired, reminding them to take a walk in the morning and get up regularly throughout the day.”
Published at Thu, 19 Mar 2020 21:31:00 +0000