Movement & Blood Pressure
When it comes to adding physical activity to your daily routine, the time to start is now!
Aside from positive effects on blood pressure, physical activity can boost your health, body and mind, and there are many fun and simple ways to get started!
There are two types of physical activity that can help keep your blood pressure at healthy levels. Aerobic and strength training. Aerobic exercises get you breathing harder and make your heart pump faster. Strength training involves the use of resistance to builds strength and increases the size of skeletal muscles. This is often done with weights or weight resistance machines.
Take Care Of Your BodyAn inactive lifestyle leaves you vulnerable to developing conditions like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers.
Boost Your MindExercise has enormous benefits like preventing depression and anxiety. It can also reduce tiredness and relieve symptoms of insomnia.
Blood pressure increases with age? More than 80% of people over 65 have high blood pressure.
Think of your body like a car. If you leave it in the garage all winter without driving it, how is it going to function by the spring? Similarly, consistent physical activity gets blood flowing to your brain and muscles, resulting in a better functioning you. It’s totally worth it for maintaining healthy blood pressure!
Benefits Of ExerciseEveryone’s been telling you how great exercise is. Doctors, neighbours, co-workers and family are constantly singing its praises, and they’re definitely onto something! But what are its specific benefits? What does regular activity actually do for your health and life in general?
Don't Be SedentaryDid you know that many life-threatening diseases are linked to excessive sitting? Don’t be one of the unlucky ones. Get started with an active lifestyle today and live a longer healthier life.
Sleep apnea increases blood pressure. This is because it causes bad oxygenation throughout the body, making the heart work harder.
The hardest part is getting started. Once you’re in a good rhythm, moving becomes easier than sitting around the house. Start small and increase your level of activity incrementally. Even ten minutes at a time can have great benefits. Get started now!
You Don't Need A GymLife is busy. Getting to the gym after a long day at the office can be very difficult, particularly when you add in the obligations of home and family. Thankfully some of the best exercises can be done right from the comfort of your own home.
Exercise Year-RoundEven though it is difficult to drum up motivation during the colder months of the year, there are many benefits to exercising in winter.
7.5 million Canadians have high blood pressure.
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