A recent study indicates resistance training is effective in lowering blood pressure.

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

A recent study indicates that resistance training has effects similar to aerobic exercise in lowering blood pressure. Researchers at Appalachian State University found that 45 minutes of “moderate intensity resistance exercise” led to a 20 percent decrease in blood pressure. Lead investigator Dr. Scott Collier noted that “resistance exercise increases blood flow which reduces blood pressure.” According to Dr. Collier, “any exercise is good. But if you can’t do aerobic exercise, resistance exercise can help decrease blood pressure and increase metabolism as well as provide social and psychological benefits” He also noted that “exercise has no adverse side effects.” Please click below for a report from Appalachian State University News.

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