Sports, when combined with a diet low in fat and low salt is believed to be the best way to lose weight and reduce the high blood pressure. The recommended types of exercise include swimming.
You do not have to be a professional athlete to obtain these benefits. Importantly, the activity is performed routinely swim several times a week.
It has been demonstrated in a study of 43 adults aged 60 years. They swim three to four times a week. In the early commencement of rutinas swim, they have an average of 131 mm Hg systolic readings. After three months, sistoliknya readings down to 122 mm Hg.
For information, people whose blood pressure 120/80 mm Hg is considered normal. While systolic 140 and diastolic readings of 90 or more categorized as hypertensive. If the readings between the two is considered pre-hypertension.
Hirofumi Tanaka, a senior researcher who conducted the research said, swimming is a sport that is safe for elderly people who started just like walking or cycling.
In his report in the journal American Journal of Cardiology, he said that swimming will improve blood vessel function and help lower blood pressure.
"Swimming is an exciting sport. Water sports are cheap and safe for the joints of the elderly," said Tanaka.