EXERCISE IN THE CONTROL OF BLOOD PRESSURE

EXERCISE IN THE CONTROL OF BLOOD PRESSURE

As I mentioned last week there is a range of effective drugs for treating hypertension. However all drugs have side effects and it is clearly better to start treatment by tackling any aspect of life style which may be contributing to the high blood pressure (BP)....
EXERCISE AND BLOOD PRESSURE

EXERCISE AND BLOOD PRESSURE

The figure above shows the distribution of systolic blood pressure in the population. My very first Exercise Blog just one year ago was about blood pressure . Here is some more about exercise and blood pressure – please forgive some repetition. What is blood...
THE CONSEQUENCES OF BEING OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE

THE CONSEQUENCES OF BEING OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE

Is obesity a disease? There is disagreement in both the medical profession and in the general public about the status of obesity – is it a disease or is it merely the result of unwise lifestyle choices? 1. Obesity as a disease: Certainly obesity satisfies some...

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE – HYPERTENSION

I am starting with this because it is such a common and misunderstood subject. Recent research has focused on the effects of exercise on blood pressure.  High blood pressure is not a disease but it is a powerful risk factor for some common diseases, mainly strokes and...