I think most people are able to at least walk at couple of miles, and it really helps lowering the blood
pressure and increasing good cholesterol
In addition, I question the new guidelines arguing that blood pressure should be lower than 140/90 at all times. I know it's not good for the body to sustain high stress levels at all times, but at some point, we all end up stressing. In Norway, doctors will give you a year to change your lifestyle before initiating medical therapy.