High blood pressure: One of the best and simplest exercises to reduce hypertension risk

In another study by McMaster University Ontario, Canada; specialised handgrip devices in helping to lower blood pressure was analysed.

In one test, participants performed 10 handgrip exercises three times a week for eight weeks, working at 30 percent of their maximal voluntary contraction.

Researcher Adrienne Cisocchi and colleagues found that hand exercises helped significantly lower blood pressure.

It was also noted that the carotid artery became more flexible and less rigid after the hand exercises promoting healthy blood vessels.

“The results of this study indicate that isometric handgrip exercise improves resting systolic blood pressure and carotid artery inflexibility,” concluded the researchers.


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