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Controlling High Blood Pressure With Exercise


This week is a great discussion on how regular exercise can naturally help lower high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a common problem in many people. Some are even born with it and if not looked after carefully it can cause major problems down the road.

But it doesn’t have to be that way!


Using regular exercise and watching our diets and food intake are the best natural ways to help lower levels and get your body back into great health shape.  There are so many benefits to you body and immune system through exercise and examining the effects on high blood pressure is a great way to get started.

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In This Episode You Will Learn:

1). How there is a fear or misconception about how exercise might negatively affect someone with high blood pressure and why this isn’t true. Exercise will help improve your high blood pressure.

2). How common it is to have high blood pressure and the amount of people that are taking some kind of medication to help control it.

3). The different types of resistance exercises you can do that will be beneficial to your body and your health including high blood pressure levels like using resistance bands or light weights.


4). How HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) type exercises are great for your heart because it varies your heart rate during exercise which makes the heart pump blood better thus improving your overall cardiovascular system.

5). How often you should be exercising to get maximum benefits or how you can ease into it if you are curious about getting started with exercise.

6). Why it’s so important to know what your ideal blood pressure is and how important it is to stay on top of measuring your levels on a regular basis.

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Originally published August 04, 2020


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