What is it?
Hypertension is consistently high blood pressure, in which is force of blood against the artery walls is too high. This is defined as blood pressure above 140/90.
Hypertension commonly has no other symptoms and overtime can go unnoticed. If untreated can result in heart disease and stroke, and other chronic conditions
Why is it bad?
hypertension forces increased pressures against the blood vessels of the body and the heart. This increased pressure and stress can result in weakening and damage of the blood vessels.
How does an exercise physiologist help?
An exercise physiologist can assess your blood pressure and cardiovascular risk factors to design a personal program to help reduce and maintain a health blood pressure. Aerobic exercise can be used to help pump oxygenated blood around the body and reduce resting blood pressure levels. This should be done in a supervised manor to monitor exercising symptoms and monitor blood pressure during exercise.
What type of exercise will I be performing?
- Aerobic exercise
- Strengthen training
- Flexibility training