Can Exercise Reduce Your Need For Blood Pressure Medication?
According to a 2017 study, the answer is yes. Scientists found a SIGNIFICANT improvement in heart health when people performed a combination of aerobic exercise and yoga.
The findings of the study were that “Heart disease patients who practice yoga in addition to aerobic exercise saw twice the reduction in blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol levels“.
IN the study, people were put into 3 groups – just yoga, just aerobic exercise, or both. If you were unable to perform both for some reason, fear not, you will still get great benefits. Researchers found “The aerobic exercise only and yoga only groups showed similar reductions in blood pressure, total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL, weight and waist circumference.”
Doing both though was the clear winner, with double the effect of the solo groups in those measurements. What’s more, they also “significant improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction, diastolic function and exercise capacity.”
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