New Study Says Exercise Can Reduce Risk of Death from High Blood Pressure

According to a study presented at the World Congress of Cardiology organized by the World Heart Federation, exercise greatly reduces mortality risk due to high blood pressure.  High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a high risk factor for early death from cardiovascular disease. Hypertension is also a preventable condition.

The participants in the study that were recorded as “inactive” or did not exercise had a significantly higher risk of mortality. Up until now, exercise and high blood pressure were considered to be separate issues. However, the study hopes to reverse that way of thinking by stating that exercise can be used to treat high blood pressure. Exercise has a significant effect on lowering blood pressure and should be used in conjunction with other treatments to achieve normal blood pressure levels.

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