Hypertension is one of many health problems associated with Oxidative Stress. In the fight against Oxidative Stress, improved fitness often takes the backseat to dietary changes. Some folks think that a regimen of low-dose aspirin will reduce their risk of heart attack or stroke. Recent research suggests that this idea is wrong. The idea of exercise is dreadful for most people, especially as they get older and life gets more complicated. This post provides information on a simple fitness tip that reduces Hypertension. Always consult with your physician before making any changes in your exercise routine and diet (read our Disclaimer below).
How Can Fitness Help Me Reduce Hypertension?
Your body generates antioxidants at low rates, which prevents the buildup of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in healthy people. For many unhealthy people suffering from Oxidative Stress, the high concentration of ROS in the blood depresses your plasma sulfide concentration, which “tightens” your blood vessels. Dietary changes that reduce BLOS may help reverse this problem. In the meantime, there is another approach for improving your circulatory system performance: Fitness.
Here’s the key point regarding fitness: Short periods of effective exercise will generate nitric oxide (NO), which relaxes blood vessels and reduces hypertension.
So, routine effective exercise will help you in your fight against hypertension. The keyword here is “effective.” Although you could join a health club and train for a marathon or a body-building competition, that isn’t necessary. Instead, invest in a good pair of walking shoes, heart rate monitor, and some comfortable clothes for walking. The key is to use the heart rate monitor to ensure that you elevate your heart rate for a minimum of 15 minutes. That means that you will sweat, so consider going for your walk before or after work. If your boss does not mind a sweaty employee, then squeeze in a walk over lunch.
Try A Brisk Walk a Few Times Per Week
Daily effective exercise is ideal, but you should start with a modest goal of 2-3 times per week. Always consult with your physician on a good target heart rate for your age, gender, and current fitness. A relaxing stroll around the neighborhood won’t work. You will burn calories with a relaxing stroll, but you will not be effective in reducing hypertension.
Share this post with your family and friends and maybe you’ll find a walking buddy. Search the internet and you will find websites like this one that will find you a walking buddy.
Great Products Are The Key To This Fitness Tip That Reduces Hypertension
I provided a list of products that will help you in your fight against Hypertension with links in my BLOS World Store to purchase through Amazon.
Walking shoes. Invest in a good pair of walking shoes for indoors and outdoors. New Balance and Reebok make great shoes that are comfortable and durable.
Heart Rate Monitor. You need to be sure that you reach the minimum heart rate during your exercise, so you need to invest in a good heart rate monitor. Be sure to enter in your personal information (age, gender, weight) and the heart rate monitor will provide your target heart rate for maximum effectiveness. Here is the link for a great heart rate monitor.
Blood Pressure Monitor. Folks suffering from Hypertension should have a blood pressure monitor in their home. Here is a great Blood Pressure Monitor that operates on batteries and attaches to your wrist making it much smaller for storing in your purse, briefcase, or car. Record your resting blood pressure in order to evaluate your progress in improving your fitness.
More Effective Fitness Activities
Are there other effective fitness activities besides brisk walking? Of course! Check this link for some good ideas on other effective fitness tips to help you reduce hypertension.
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