2013 AHA/ACC Guideline on Lifestyle Management to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk
A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines
Robert H. Eckel, John M. Jakicic, Jamy D. Ard, Janet M. de Jesus, Nancy Houston Miller, Van S. Hubbard, I-Min Lee, Alice H. Lichtenstein, Catherine M. Loria, Barbara E. Millen, Cathy A. Nonas, Frank M. Sacks, Sidney C. Smith Jr., Laura P. Svetkey, Thomas A. Wadden and Susan Z. Yanovski
ES for Aerobic Exercise Training and BP
• Among adult men and women at all BP levels, including individuals with hypertension, aerobic physical activity decreases systolic and diastolic BP, on average by 2–5 mm Hg and 1–4 mm Hg, respectively. Typical interventions shown to be effective for lowering BP include aerobic physical activity of, on average, at least 12 wk duration, with 3–4 sessions per wk, lasting on average 40 min/session and involving moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity.
Strength of Evidence: High
BP indicates blood pressure and ES, evidence statement.