High blood pressure is a serious chronic illness that afflicts millions around the world. It is an illness that doctors and researchers in the medical profession have been grappling with for years; yet there does not appear to be any reliable remedy at hand.
For the most part, people who suffer from this condition are typically placed on some kind of prescription medication which they are told must have adhered to for life. A daunting prospect to say the least, neverheless in order to maintain normal blood pressure levels patients suffer through the agony of ingesting daily prescription drugs.
The disappointing thing for many individuals is that the prescribed medications are not always effective. In fact, studies have shown that some medications may be no more effective than taking a placebo. And what is even more discouraging, many of the prescribed drugs are known to be associated with very serious side effects. Side effects which often times may be more devastating than the condition itself. And then there is the humongous cost to purchase prescription drugs.
Consequently, more and more hypertensive patients are seeking alternative forms of treatments that may be effective in achieving this condition. These include remedies such as meditation; yoga, exercise; diet and biofeedback just to name a few. One particular exercise routine has demonstrated consistent positive results. It is a simple exercise routine which if done for 15 minutes every other day should yield significant results.
Here is that routine in a nutshell:
- Walking for two minutes to warm up.
- Run / walk intensely for two minutes (walk if you are not able to run).
- Walk slowly about three to four minutes without allowing your body to cool down.
- Repeat step 2.
- Repeat step 3.
- Repeat step 2.
- And you're done.
It is believed that routines similar to the one outlined above help to stimulate the production of growth hormones. These growth hormones in turn increase metabolism which is critical for moving food through the body. The sluggish digestion of food especially fats, sugar and carbohydrates often leads to the development of chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Therefore, it behooves us to maintain our metabolism at peak levels at all times. Exercise is one of the best ways to achieve this outlet and at the same time control our blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
The 15 minute exercise routine given above can be done by anyone. If you do not like running, walk. Do not like walking, find anything you like doing and fit it into the routine. The critical thing is to get your heart working harder for several interviews, once this is done, you will achieve good results.