How Personal Training Can Help With High Blood pressure
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States. It occurs when the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease.
Both the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries influence your blood pressure. The narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure. Your blood pressure is considered high if it is above 120/80 mm Hg. Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases the risk of serious health issues, including heart attacks and strokes and tends to get worse over time unless steps are taken to control it.
There are many things that can influence your blood pressure. Luckily, many of those factors can be managed through lifestyle choices including: eating a heart-healthy diet with less salt, getting regular physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight. For some, these changes are enough to manage blood pressure and medication may not be necessary.
Regularly performing 150 minutes of exercise per week has consistently shown to reduce high blood pressure. How can a personal trainer help you?
Create the right plan for YOU.
A personal trainer will perform an assessment before you begin training. The assessment will also include getting to know you, your past and current health issues, your preferences, schedule, experience and constraints. They take the results of the assessment into account when creating your personalized workout so you won’t be doing any exercises that could potentially be detrimental.
Reduce Injury Risk.
A personal trainer won’t just tell you what to do, they will help you through each exercise, explaining how to perform it correctly and watch to insure you have proper form to help prevent any potential injuries. They will make sure the movements associated with all recommended exercises are within your current abilities.
Benefits are greater when exercise is done consistently. In addition to providing a customized workout plan, having a session scheduled with a trainer can provide accountability to get your workout in when you might otherwise wouldn’t.
Having a personal trainer can help you manage your blood pressure by creating a customized workout for you and ensure you perform it safely and consistently.
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