hypertensionHypertension and ExerMedic High Intensity Exercise.

Hypertension is a widespread health problem effecting nearly 25% of the adult population in the United States. The importance of treating this “silent killer” lies in its associated risk to cardiovascular disease, the number one cause of death in America. However, hypertension is a modifiable risk factor.

Exercise as a lifestyle modification is beneficial to a wide variety of health conditions. Specific to hypertension, the benefits of exercise have been promoted by a number of organizations and agencies. People who have high blood pressure typically have activation of the “fight or flight” component of their nervous system.

hypertension2High-intensity training has shown to block the release of hormones like norepinephrine that cause nervous system activity to go into overdrive. Based on these factors, research has concluded that high-intensity training is more likely to be beneficial for heart health and for preventing hypertension than any other form of exercise.