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Exercise Helps In Beating Hypertension In Polluted Areas: Study

BP World Bureau | Jul 27 2020 03:07:50 PM
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Regular exercise can help lower the risk of high blood pressure (hypertension) in highly polluted areas, according to a study published in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation.

Study author Xiang Qian Lao, PhD, said that extended outdoor activity in urban areas increases the intake of air pollutants, which can worsen the harmful health effects of air pollution.

However, physical activity continued to have a protective effect even when people were exposed to high pollution levels, which means people should regard daily exercise as a strategy to prevent air pollution effects.