Stretching Can Be More Efficient at Lowering High Blood Pressure

A new study from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada, suggests that stretching can be more efficient than brisk walking at lowering high blood pressure for people suffering from hypertension.Stretching Can Be More Efficient at Lowering High Blood Pressure

In this study, the researchers recruited almost 40 men and women whose average age was 61 years. The participants were divided into two groups and were assigned either stretching or walking. None of the participants knew the purpose of the trial.

All participants performed the assigned activity for 8 weeks. After this period, the researchers analyzed the received data and notices that those who did stretching had greater reductions in their blood pressure than those who walked.

The authors write in their paper: “This finding is important as it offers people a greater number of exercise options for reducing blood pressure.”

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