As many Americans become more and more stressed they now have increased hypertension and high blood pressure, along with strokes and other diseases, exercising becomes more and more important. Many times we do not even know we have a disease until it is too late. In the case of people with hypertension there usually are very few warning signs and over time will damage the inside surface of the blood vessels. Hypertension is not predetermined, changing what you eat, how much you exercise, losing weight, and reducing your stress will decrease the chances of hypertension or improve your condition if you already have it. Some obvious things to do to improve your condition would be to quit bad habits like over eating, smoking, and drinking too much. Combining this with exercise will create new connections between the impaired and good blood vessels.
There are a few reasons why some people develop hypertension such as kidney abnormalities, heredity, obesity, and little or no physical activity. Check with a doctor first, but beginning an exercise regime will be the best bet. A few steps to take to get started are as follows:
- check with your doctor to make sure there are no other factors that could affect your workout routine and how much physical activity you can do safely. Taking his instructions and following them is very important so that you do not cause further damage.
- start slow and build up to a more difficult pace. Do what is comfortable for you and what feels best.
- realize what your limit is and do not exceed it until you feel comfortable enough to do so. Trying to do more than you can may cause injuries and stop your progress.
- keep up with your exercise routine and stay on top of it. Keeping a regular schedule will be best for your body and creating the most benefit.
- keeping within your capacity for the weight your using. Do not use more than you are comfortable with or that has been recommend by your doctor. Keeping a safe weight amount will be better for you and ensure you do not injure yourself.
Beginning an exercise routine and staying fit will be the best prevention against hypertension and stress. Exercising regularly and consistently will show the most benefits and results. Realizing too that results will not show immediately and not giving up, but sticking with it will get you the results you are looking for.