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Swimming Lowers Blood Pressure in Older Adults

Published Wed January 25, 2012

A recently published study of 43 older men and women shows that swimming a few times a week lowered their systolic blood pressure. On average, systolic readings—the "top" number in a blood pressure reading—were 131 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). Three months later, it was 1...

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