Hypertension----> Exercise or Medicine?
Hypertension occurs when the blood pressure increases to unhealthy levels. Its a very common and a silent condition. A healthy BP reading is 120/80mmHg. One is termed to be Hypertensive when the Systolic number Is above 130mmHg and Diastolic is above 80mmHg. The treatment options are usually medications. Here is a meta analysis, which aimed to compare the effect of exercise regimens and medication on Systolic Blood Pressure. They included 391 RCTs, and concluded that in the hypertensive population with Systolic BP above 140mmHg exercise and medication were both equally effective in consistently reducing the systolic blood pressure. The type of exercise doesn’t really matter, it can be either resistance training, endurance training or both! If you just made a decision to throw away your pills in favour of exercising while reading this post, please DON’T. Have a discussion with your doctor and work with a qualified fitness expert in setting up a safe exercise routine. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30563873 #daactarni