Active Voice: Evening Vs. Morning Aerobic Training – Which Is Better for Hypertension Treatment?

High or elevated blood pressure (hypertension) affects one billion people worldwide and is one of the most important risk factors for development of cardiovascular disease. Current clinical guidelines highlight the use of aerobic training as a useful intervention, either alone or in combination with antihypertensive medication and other lifestyle changes to treat hypertension. However, benefits of exercise training, such as its ability to reduce blood pressure, appear to vary across studies and across individuals. Thus, an important research focus is to discover ways to potentiate exercise’s hypotensive effect…



Do Athletes Have Higher or Lower Blood Pressure?

Training doesn’t grant you immunity from hypertension.

A new review article in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, from researchers in Norway, looks at the question of blood pressure in athletes by pooling the results of 51 previous studies. It’s well known that regular exercise lowers blood pressure in the general population (the figure quoted in the paper is that it lowers blood pressure by 4-9 mmHg)–but does the same hold true for athletes training intensely?



How To Reduce High Blood Pressure Naturally | How To Prevent High Blood Pressure Naturally

A blood pressure reading between 120/80mmHg and 140/90mmHg could mean you’re at risk of developing high blood pressure if you don’t take steps to keep your blood pressure under control.

High blood pressure can often be prevented or reduced by eating healthily, maintaining a healthy weight, taking regular exercise, drinking alcohol in moderation and not smoking.

Cut down on the amount of salt in your food and eat plenty of fruit and vegetables. The NHS Eatwell Guide highlights the different types of food that make up our diet, and shows the proportions we should eat them in to have a well-balanced and healthy diet…


Athletes and High Blood Pressure

Benefits of Exercise

Randomized clinical trials have shown that physical activity is associated with a decrease in the blood pressure for all patient groups: those who have a normal blood pressure at the outset, those with high normal blood pressure or “pre-hypertension,” and those with high blood pressure…


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