Lower Your Blood Pressure Without Drugs In 30 Minutes

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The
effect is almost the same as taking medication.
A
thirty-minute walk in the morning significantly lowers blood pressure for the
rest of the day, new research finds.
The
beneficial effect is almost the same as taking blood pressure lowering
medication.
Avoiding
sitting for prolonged periods during the day also helps keep blood pressure
down.
Standing
up every now and then in the afternoon can also boost the benefit of morning
exercise for women, the study found.
Mr
Michael Wheeler, the study’s first author, said:
“Traditionally,
the health effects of exercise and sedentary behavior have been studied
separately.
We
conducted this study because we wanted to know whether there is a combined effect
of these behaviors on blood pressure.”
The
study included 67 people aged 55 to 80, all of whom were overweight or obese.
Both
systolic and diastolic blood pressure was reduced, the results showed.

Mr
Wheeler said:
“For
both men and women, the magnitude of reduction in average systolic blood
pressure following exercise and breaks in sitting, approached what might be
expected from antihypertensive medication in this population to reduce the risk
of death from heart disease and stroke. 
However,
this reduction was greater for women.”
Mr
Wheeler said:
“Having
the study participants begin with exercise was intentional, because we wanted
to focus on the novel aspect of combining exercise with breaks in sitting.
However,
it means that we cannot say for sure that breaks in sitting alone had no blood
pressure lowering effect in men, as any effect could have been masked by the
preceding effect of exercise.”
About
the author


Psychologist,
Jeremy Dean, PhD is the founder and author of PsyBlog. He holds a doctorate in
psychology from University College London and two other advanced degrees in
psychology.
He
has been writing about scientific research on PsyBlog since 2004. He is also
the author of the book “Making Habits, Breaking Habits” (Da Capo, 2003) and
several ebooks:
The
study was published in the journal Hypertension (Wheeler et al., 2019).





SOURCE: PSYBLOG
Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.