MD ‐1.33 mmHg (95% CI, ‐2.40 to ‐0.26; 23 studies; n = 2490)
There was no difference in DBP reduction between men and women
Only 21 studies reported adverse events
No adverse events: 16 studies
Adverse events reported: 5 studies, with knee injury was the most common
There is moderate-certainty evidence that walking can reduce SBP
There is low-certainty evidence the walking can reduce DBP and heart HR
Walking may reduce SBP, DBP, and HR for people of all ages and sexes
The authors conclude
Our findings suggest that moderate intensity walking, three to five times per week, of 20 to 40 minutes duration, and 150 minutes per week for approximately three months could have an effect on lowering blood pressure
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