Exercise and High Blood Pressure
What is the relationship between exercise and high blood pressure?
Around 30% of American adults over age eighteen have hypertension or elevated blood pressure and the prevalence is increasing. Most other industrialized countries have a similar incidence.
Modern lifestyles often negate the need to exercise as a normal activity in our daily lives. Individuals who are concerned about getting sufficient exercise to maintain their health usually add an exercise routine on top of their already busy schedule. Only in modern times has this really become necessary.