The average American's salt intake is about 3,400 milligrams a day, more than twice the American Heart Association's recommended limit of 1,500 milligrams! It's important to note that little of that excess salt actually comes from the salt shaker. More than 75% of people’s salt consumption comes from eating processed or restaurant foods.
If you're worried about controlling your high blood pressure, new research might have the answer you’re looking for.
The number of adults in the world with high blood pressure was 972 million in 2000, with a projected forecast for 1.56 billion by 2025! If you're one of them, you might want to make a beeline for the nearest treadmill. Striding on the treadmill may be the most effective exercise for lowering blood pressure.