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Hypertension

Did you know that 58 million Americans are diagnosed with high blood pressure and less than half of them are well controlled with medication? That means even when people are taking their medication and suffering its side effects, their high blood pressure is killing them. In addition to causing strokes and kidney failure, high blood pressure is closely linked with increased risk of heart attack, heart failure and even death. All it takes is for your blood pressure to rise from 115/75 to 135/95 and your risk for heart disease doubles. Ouch! Doesn’t that scare you just a bit?

Clinical trials have shown that exercise can lower blood pressure as much as some drugs. Add that to the extra 20 lbs. you going to lose with regular exercise (and diet of course), and you’ll be off medication before you know it.

Now for the good news. People who exercise regularly have cut their chances of developing hypertension in half. And prevention is definitely the best medicine.

But if you already have high blood pressure there is still good news. Each exercise session will drop your blood pressure to near normal levels and this can last for 22 hours. That means you are getting healthier after your very first exercise session – if you follow my guidelines.

Exercise 5 days a week at a moderate intensity and you will be off pills before you know it!

 

 

BEFORE STARTING ANY VIGOROUS EXERCISE PROGRAM, YOU NEED TO GET CLEARANCE FROM YOUR DOCTOR. PLEASE START YOUR WALKING PROGRAM GENTLY WHILE WAITING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT. SEE GET MOVING FOR SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS FOR YOUR SPECIFIC DISEASE.

 

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