High Blood Pressure is one of the common problems in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that eventually causes a health problem, like heart disease. Blood pressure is a combination of the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in the arteries.
High Blood Pressure generally develops over many years or affects people of all ages, especially those who have a long family history. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to problems like disability, bad quality of life, or even a fatal heart attack or stroke. Resistance training and lifestyle changes can help you a lot to control high blood pressure and reducing your risk of life-threatening complications.
In general, exercise is the best way for people suffering from problems like hypertension, especially resistance training, since it causes the arteries to dilate, which lowers the blood pressure and also reduces the risk of heart disease associated with the people who are concerned of hypertension.
Here are certain complications caused by uncontrolled high blood pressure-
It is a systolic blood pressure that rises when you do resistance training, but this temporary increase in blood pressure is not hazardous if you are using the proper form. If you hold your breath when you lift or if you do theraband exercises by 'holding' a resistance band, you have greater increases in blood pressure. That’s why it is important to inhale properly and use appropriate forms while training.
The best part about resistance training is, it can improve blood vessel health and lower blood pressure if done under specialized trainers. A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology in 2006 showed that weight training causes cells lining the arteries of the heart to function irregularly in people who are just starting weight training. But over time, arteries to function more healthily, and blood pressure levels decline. So, regular resistance training can be beneficial for people with high blood pressure.
In addition to this, there is broad support from major health organizations such as American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACPR) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) for the inclusion of resistance training as a component of lifestyle modifications directed at improving health and fitness of both healthy people and patients with chronic disease. Resistance training also may favorably impact the prevention and/or progression of this Cardiovascular Disease risk factor.
There are some guidelines you should follow while doing resistance training with high blood pressure-
Most people can still safely do resistance training with high blood pressure, assuming their blood pressure is under control, and they don’t have any medical issues. To be safe, talk to our doctors at Körperkraft Medicare Centre and get the best advice along with top-class resistance training in Delhi/NCR.