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Good morning, glories and namaste.  Time to take some deep breaths and relax.  Sit up straight, lower your shoulders, pull in your stomach.  How are you feeling?
Roll your neck, loosen up muscles and tension.  
Pull your shoulders forward in a hunch, then pull them back.   You should be feeling a little better with minimal effort.
Stretch from side to side.  Let the intercostal muscles (in between your ribs) get some stretch time too.
As always, drink 2L of water today.  Water can work miracles.  You kidneys will love you for it.

Our Anatomy and Physiology lesson on high blood pressure
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All hope is not lost.  If you dont exercise, first check with your physician and get the ok.  Second, get some comfortable and supportive shoes.
Third, walk or stretch.  Its just that easy.  You will build up endurance and tolerance over time.  Give it try for a week and see how you feel.  Then come back here and let me know or tell me it was the stupidest thing you've ever done. =)

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