Several epidemiological studies have yet to observe independent connections between physical activity and blood pressure. Some have concluded that blood pressure has a tendency to be lower in individuals who are more fit and more active, however, longitudinal intervention studies are more appropriate for assessing the effects of physical activi...
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...Fagard stated in his entry in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, blood pressure will increase with age due to progressive arterial stiffening (Fagard, 2005).
At this point, I think the question that needs to be considered and potentially looked into further is resistance training on already pre-diagnosed hypertensive patients. A lot of these studies didn’t say much about nutrition or if they were using any supplement of any kind to aid along with their training. Stimulants can all have different effects on the body and caffeine can increase the heart rate and if someone has atherosclerosis, then their blood pressure is liable to rise as well. Some more extensive research could be done with different variables based on intake of food and supplementation while also choosing to specifically take on pre-diagnosed hypertensive patients.
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