Exercise and hypertension

Citation
Kt. Lesniak et Pm. Dubbert, Exercise and hypertension, CURR OPIN C, 16(6), 2001, pp. 356-359
Citations number
29
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Review
Categorie Soggetti
Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems
Journal title
CURRENT OPINION IN CARDIOLOGY
ISSN journal
0268-4705 → ACNP
Volume
16
Issue
6
Year of publication
2001
Pages
356 - 359
Database
ISI
SICI code
0268-4705(200111)16:6<356:EAH>2.0.ZU;2-W
Abstract
Epidemiologic studies have consistently revealed inverse associations betwe en physical activity (or fitness) and hypertension. There are hypotensive b enefits to exercise training found across a number of aerobic and progressi ve resistance training modalities. Optimal exercise prescriptions remain un clear, but hypotensive benefits have been noted for mild to vigorous ranges of exercise intensity, for as few as three exercise sessions per week and durations as short as 20 minutes. Hypertensive subjects appear to experienc e greater reductions than normotensive subjects. Exercise interventions may be safely and effectively used with mild to moderate as well as severe lev els of hypertension. The incorporation of physical activity with other life style interventions provides multiple benefits to hypertensive patients tha t extend beyond a reduction in blood pressure. (C) 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.