The Best Exercise for Lowering Blood Pressure.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 15, 2013
Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a new study finding that isometric resistance training is the most effective exercise to keep blood pressure down.
As Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/heart-health-articles/blood-pressure-articles/the-best-exercise-for-lowering-blood-pressure) notes, isometric resistance training involves muscular actions in which the length of the muscles doesn’t actually change; in other words, a person won’t see their muscles moving or stretching. All the force they apply against their muscles is done in a static way. The muscles are tense, but they don’t actually contract like they would when a person lifts a heavy barbell.
As the article “The Best Exercise for Lowering Blood Pressure” reports, when Belgian researchers compared isometric resistance training with other types of resistance training, they found that this form triggered the greatest drop in systolic blood pressure.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article states that isometric resistance exercises have other benefits going for them besides lowering blood pressure. High-tech equipment, which can be very pricey, and an expensive gym membership aren’t needed for isometric resistance. The exercises also tend to be fairly safe to perform compared to other types of resistance training, as they don’t have a history of causing injuries.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin concludes that isometric resistance training should trigger a drop in blood pressure, boosting the strength of the heart.
(SOURCE: Cornelissen, V.A., et al., “Exercise Training for Blood Pressure: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis,” J Am Heart Assoc. February 1, 2013; 2: e004473.)
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