Fitness Q&A: Yoga to lower blood pressure

Fitness expert, Namita Jain answers readers’ questions on fitness. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Thursday.

This week’s answers:

1. mam, which yoga helps reduce blood pressure
Relaxing asanas and cooling pranayamas can help lower blood pressure.

2. dear mam, can you please share information on ideally how much time one should run and at what speed with respect to various age group?

Running speed and duration does not depend so much on age, as it does on the fitness level and medical concerns of an individual. Also, since it’s a high impact exercise, it is important that the person is not obese and free of knee and back pain. Walking is a safer option.

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