AHA Changes Its Guidelines to Recommend Exercise First, Before Drugs

The American Heart Association has released its latest guidelines for treating high blood pressure and cholesterol and now advises people to sit less and move more as a first treatment choice. Lifestyle changes alone are effective in reducing mild to moderately elevated blood pressure and blood cholesterol in otherwise healthy adults, according to the AHA. Those changes include increasing physical activity, losing weight, improving diet, stopping smoking and drinking alcohol in moderation...

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