Loading...

Exercise for the Prevention and Treatment of Hypertension - Implications and Application.


April 07, 2019


Exercise for the Prevention and Treatment of Hypertension - Implications and Application.

3 Key Points from the American College of Sports medicine ACSM:

  • Regular aerobic exercise results in reductions in blood pressure of 5-7 mmHg among individuals with hypertension and these reductions translate to a reduced risk of CVD of 20-30%.

  • Emerging research suggests that dynamic resistance exercise may also serve as an efficacious strategy to lower blood pressure to levels similar to aerobic exercise.

  • The ACSM recommends that individuals with hypertension engage in moderate intensity, aerobic exercise 5-7 d/wk, supplemented by resistance exercise 2-3 d/wk and flexibility exercise ≥2-3 d/wk

    If you want to know more about how to  manage your High Blood Pressure through exercise check this recent article out from the ACSM.

  • Exercise for the Prevention and Treatment of Hypertension - Implications and Application