Today we live our lives in the fast lane, and as a result we do not have sufficient time for daily exercise. Our days seem full of stuff to do on a constant basis. Therefore by the time we get home from work, looked after the children cooked dinner, and all the other necessary chores we need to do, we are often too exhausted to even think about going to the gym or doing any type of exercise at all.
This is not good for us as the fact remains that exercise is a very important element in the battle against hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Never mind exercise, do we even unwind at all?
Exercise helps prevent these types of diseases and is much more cost effective both in monetary and lifestyle terms. Cardiac problems can be improved by as much as 300% just by doing regular exercise. Also if you suffer already from these types of diseases you may eventually be able to lower your medication dosage.
You do not have to join a gym when you begin an exercise program, even though that is a really good idea.
If you are starting an exercise program, particularly if you already suffer with a medical problem make sure to consult your doctor to ensure he is satisified for you to start exercising. He may caution you to take it easy and not to over do it, but will be happy that you are deciding to try and get into shape.
If you are joining a gym, make sure you are assessed by a fully qualified personal trainer. They will assess your general condition and work out a fitness regime to specifically suit you. Then as your fitness level gets better your regime will be monitored and gradually enhanced to meet your improving health levels.
But you do not need to join a gym in order to start exercising. You may try methods like walking, cycling or swimming. As before you should always start in moderation and build up your sessions as your fitness levels improve.
The best benefit about improving your hypertension and your general health by getting fit is that you will improve your fitness levels and maybe start losing some weight, and even finding your blood pressure starting to fall by itself without the aid of medication to more acceptable levels.
Eventually it could even be possible to get prescription dosages down to a minimal level. The benefits of this would be much less side effects from your medication, and who knows you may even be able to quit under supervision eventually.
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