• Donavan Pillai

Effects of Exercise on Blood Pressure

Updated: Nov 20, 2019

Hypertension (high blood pressure) affects 25% of the world's population and is considered a risk factor for cardiovascular disorders and other diseases.

Many studies have shown that exercise remains a cornerstone therapy for the primary prevention, treatment, and control of hypertension. Exercise together with medication, dietary modification and stress management are the vital aspect in managing hypertension.

All too often patients are told by their physician that they need lifestyle changes and to exercise but are not told on the indication and contraindications of exercise.

A biokineticist will be able to assist in assessing and prescribing an individualised program with regards to frequency, intensity am duration. Constant feedback to the physician by the biokineticist is then vital to assess medication etc.

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