Initially, this method is used together with diet before resorting to drug treatment.
Exercise need not be intense and it should be tailored to the individual. Exercise also contributes to losing weight, and controlling diabetes and cholesterol, which are also risk factors for HT. Moderate – not strenuous
- exercise, 30 minutes several days a week is sufficient.
Suitable aerobic cardio exercise is walking, swimming, tennis, playing golf, etc. In the case of bodybuilding, weightlifting is not recommended as it is believed to increase BP in individuals already diagnosed with HT
Here are some healthy ways to exercise:
- RUNNING: improves your mood, reduces stress, activates the cardiovascular system and increases defences. It also reduces obesity.
- NORDIC WALKING: walking with poles increases heart size and power, decreasing heart pressure in the long term. Fewer heartbeats are needed to supply sufficient oxygen to the body.
- BIKE RIDING: improves endurance and is good for the cardiovascular and immune systems. It strengthens leg and back muscles without overexerting joints. Initially it may increase BP during training, but in the long-term cycling decreases BP and is one of the best exercises for preventing heart disease.
- SWIMMING: is considered one of the healthiest sports. It activates the cardiovascular system and strengthens the muscles of the spine and joints