Let’s say you’ve got high blood pressure…and stiffness in your arteries.
Whatcha gonna do?
Well….if you’re like most people, you just found out about your problem from your doctor. And you’re about to get a prescription for a bunch of drugs and a recommendation to hop onto the nearest treadmill and do lots and lots of low intensity / long duration cardio-vascular exercise.
But, what if your doctor is wrong?
- What if…instead of spending hours glued to the seat of an exercise bike, you could be doing 2 x 40 minute interval training sessions per week.
- And what if…by doing those 2 x 40 minute interval training sessions per week, you were lowering your BP just as well as your cardio cousins.
- And what if you were improving your arterial stiffness even better than those cardio junkies.
According to this study, that’s exactly what you would be doing.
Common Sense Conclusion(s)
- If you have hypertension & arterial stiffness, talk to your doctor before you start any exercise program. It just makes sense.
- Tell your doc about this research.
- Find out how good/bad your heart really is.
- And maybe consider doing both types of workouts.
And do some more reading – high blood pressure is no joke.
- American Heart Association Loves Red Meat
- Omega 3s protect men from heart failure
- Researchers Find the Answer to Senior Citizen Heart Health
- Energy System training affects Heart Function & Structure
- High Carb Diet = Heart Attack
- An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
- Why are Omega 3s Better than Statins?
- OxyCholesterol…the most serious cardiovascular health threat of all?
- Did You Take Your Vitamin D This Morning?
- Crestor: Don’t Believe The Hype
- Can Potassium Reverse High Blood Pressure?
- Fructose = Hypertension
- Beets Lower Blood Pressure
- National Heart Health Strategy
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