Sunday, September 6, 2009

Hypertension and Exercise

Exercise and proper nutrition can help to ward off this silent killer. Nearly 25% of the population in the United States have high blood pressure. A new classification called prehypertension has been introduced to identify individuals who are at risk of developing this condition. The benefits of exercise have been promoted by a number of health organizations such as the American Heart Association, American College of Sports Medicine, and the CDC.

The combined effects of exercise, diet and weight loss; the value of exercise as a preventive measure of antihypertensive benefits are very positive. Most exercise recommendations for hypertensive patients suggest 20-60 minutes of low to moderate intesity cardiovascular training 3-5 days per week.

Cardiovascular training and weight training both show great benefits to lowering your blood pressure. Alternative exercises such as yoga can also help decrease blood pressure. Specific diet plans, decreasing your sodium intake along with exercise will be the best way to decrease your blood pressure.
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  1. This is an awesome blog...the way that blogs are supposed to be, and the way they are supposed to look. I am looking forward to following you and all of your knowledge. I will surely be using you as a reference

  2. Thank you for your blog. This is the kind of information i look for to help get back on my weight loss journey. I have really high blood pressure and are looking to implement a much healthier lifestyle. I joined the 50 million pound challenge and intend on using the resources in your blog to help as well.

  3. Thanks Andy! I really like sharing fitness and health information. It really is my passion since I've dealt with a number of health problems for the past 13 years. I went back to school to learn how the body works and what to do to make it work better. I also understand the struggles of being overweight and how to overcome it and the struggles of maintaining once you get to your ideal weight. I grew up in an overweight family and I was determined to break the chain and to stop it from being passed down. :)
    Sean, thanks for the follow, I am glad you liked the article. That is awesome that you joined the 50 million pound challenge! Don't hesitate to aks me any email is under my complete profile. Good Luck!