How can exercise help with Hypertension?
Regular exercise helps increase the strength of the heart. A stronger heart is able to pump blood with less effort. Since pressure is relieved on your arteries, it lowers your blood pressure over time.
Physical activity can help control high blood pressure (hypertension) and also helps manage your weight, reduce stress, and strengthen your heart, all factors that help reduce high blood pressure.
—American Heart Association
Be smart about how you sweat!
During aerobic and resistance (strength training) exercise, your blood pressure temporarily increases to meet the demands your body requires to exercise. Blood pressure will return to normal rates after an exercise session. Over a long period of physical activity, the benefits of exercise will be an overall decrease in blood pressure levels.
It is important to exercise under the guidance of a professional who can monitor your blood pressure and help you begin to exercise safely. Physiotherapists and Kinesiologists are equipped with the knowledge to help people with medical conditions exercise safely. Always consult with your doctor before beginning an exercise program.
How can you get started?
Starting to exercise can be a challenge without the proper support and knowledge. Gyms or large group classes can be intimidating and overwhelming environments. Here at Westcoast SCI, we provide a supportive, 1-on-1 environment where each session is customized to your goals and ability. Our goal is to help educate you on how to use regular exercise to help manage your high blood pressure.
Our team will:
Teach you how to exercise in a private, studio environment
Progress your programs using evidence-based practice
Keep you accountable to stick to your program
Improve your aerobic fitness, strength and mobility
Help you be motivated to exercise
Come into our clinic for a free 30-minute consultation, and learn more about how exercise can help manage high blood pressure.
1-on-1 Guided Exercise to Manage:
High blood pressure
Exercise is proven to be an effective method to help with the management of many age, or lifestyle-related conditions. Beginning to exercise for the first time, learning to exercise safely or having the knowledge to manage an illness with exercise can be intimidating. At Westcoast SCI Active Physiotherapy, our goal is to introduce people to exercise in a supportive environment and help teach individuals with the conditions listed above how to use exercise to manage symptoms and improve overall health.
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Free 30 Minute Consultation with a Kinesiologist
During your free 30-minute consult, our kinesiology team will meet with you, and provide you with educational resources on why and what type of exercise is important in the management of your condition. The goal is to help you learn how exercise can be beneficial, and the steps to get you started.
Discounts are available for those who qualify for Medical Services Plan (MSP) Supplementary Benefits
MSP Supplementary Benefits is financial assistance for families who have filed their taxes and have an adjusted net income of $42,000 or less. Contact us for more information.
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