Physical Activity as a Critical Component of First-Line Treatment for Elevated Blood Pressure or Cholesterol: Who, What, and How?

Published: June 02, 2021

Multiethnic middle-aged friends exercising together outdoor.
  • Treatment options are discussed for mild to moderate risk patient groups indicated for lifestyle-only treatment for elevated blood pressure or cholesterol.
  • Guideline recommendations are reviewed, average effects, and additional considerations when prescribing lifestyle treatment with physical activity are covered.
  • Guidance and resources for clinicians is provided to assess, prescribe, counsel, and refer for support to increase physical activity in their patients.