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Exercise might lower blood pressure with the same effectiveness as prescription drugs

Science Daily posted an interesting article a couple of days ago.

The author describes a study published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The study proclaims that regular exercise lowers high blood pressure as effectively as prescribed drugs.

It was found by the scientists that a combination of endurance and dynamic resistance training was effective in reducing systolic blood pressure.

You shouldn’t completely ditch your medicine just yet though. But picking up a fitness routine for blood pressure patients is highly recommended.

Maybe one day you’ll get a prescription for exercise from your doctor. But before that can happen ways to properly guide and monitor the patient’s fitness efforts have to be found. Doctor’s will have to make sure that a patient not only finds a suitable sport but that he or she also sticks to it.


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Science Daily

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