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Amount of Exercise Key to Lowering Kids' Blood Pressure
Date:12/11/2007

ent of the girls in the study met the recommended guidelines for 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity a day. The median was 25 minutes a day for boys and 16 minutes a day for girls.

Children that met the guidelines had, on average, 2 mmHg lower systolic and 1 mmHg lower diastolic blood pressure readings than those who didn't meet the guidelines.

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The Nemours Foundation has more about children's blood pressure.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Heart Association, news release, Dec. 11, 2007


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