Maintaining a physically active lifestyle that includes regular exercise is one step towards preventing heart disease and promoting low blood pressure .
Benefits of Exercise
Here are a few health benefits linked to exercise:
Stronger heart and cardiovascular system.
Reduce symptoms of heart failure .
Boost energy levels.
Increase strength & muscle tone.
Better balance and flexibility.
Decreased stress, anxiety, & depression .
Decreased body fat.
How does exercise lowers blood pressure?
When you exercise regularly your heart becomes stronger and more efficiently circulate blood. This means the heart doesn't have to work so hard and it takes less force against your artery walls to circulate oxygenated blood through the body.
Being regularly active can reduce your systolic (top number) blood pressure by 5 to 10 mm Hg. However, don't expect overnight results. It can take up to 3 mont...
<p><strong>What Is Hypertension? </strong></p>
<p>Hypertension (high blood pressure) is characterized by a persistent increase in the force that the blood exerts upon the walls of the arteries. It is normal for this force to increase with stress or physical exertion, but with hypertension, blood pressure is high even at rest.</p>
<p>Because blood pressure in the arteries rises and falls with each heartbeat, it is measured with two numbers: <strong>systolic</strong> (the top number in a reading) and <strong>diastolic</strong> (the bottom number). The systolic number reflects the force of blood against the arterial walls each time the heart contracts. Diastolic pressure refers to the pressure within the arteries as the heart relaxes and refills with blood (which explains why the diastolic number is always lower than the systolic measurement).</p>
<p>Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (abbr...
Today I would like to review some of the primary causes of High Blood Pressure .
In most cases, there is no clear cause of high blood pressure. The term “essential hypertension” is used in these instances. Doctors can often treat the high blood pressure but never cure it. However, there are some causes of high blood pressure which can not only be treated, but also be cured.
The body sometimes needs to increase blood pressure to maintain adequate flow of blood to the brain and other vital organs. For example, if the kidneys sense a decrease in blood flow they assume it is due to low blood pressure. The kidneys then produce a hormone to elevate the blood pressure. In reality, the cause of decreased blood flow may have nothing to do with low blood pressure at all. A blockage in the pipes through which the blood is delivered to the kidneys (renal arteries) may cause less blood. The kidneys may thus raise blood pressure unnecessarily. This type of high blood pressure is difficult to treat...
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