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What Effects Does Exercise Have On High Blood Pressure?
Author: Cleaves M. Bennett MD FACP
Category: Exercise
Let me give you a word of warning here. Heavy weight lifting will raise your blood pressure, not lower it. As I said earlier, aerobic exercise is the kind of exercise you should be doing, not lifting heavy weights. The kinds of exercise that make you grunt and sweat and strain read more...
Aerobics
Author: Cleaves M. Bennett MD FACP
Category: Exercise
Aerobic exercise is exercise that moves the larger muscles freely, generates heat in the body, and thus burns up oxygen: Aerobic exercise generally makes you breathe more heavily than you would at rest and causes you to work up a little bit of a sweat. read more...
Common Aerobic Exercises
Biking
Aerobic Workout Classes
Walking
Stairmaster®
Aerobic dancing
Swimming
Soccer
Water aerobics
Hiking
Stationary Cycle
Jogging
Rebounding
Cross-country skiing
Basketball (full out)
Rowing
Workout classes
Bicycle riding
Running
Mini-trampoline
Rope skipping
Skating
For an average adult weighing 160-170 pounds, the following exercises would use up about 300-350 calories (i.e., the calories contained in about three large servings of fruit):
- Running 3 miles in 24 minutes (8-minute miles)
- Walking 5 miles in an hour and a half (3.5 mph)
- Swimming 1,200 yards in 24 minutes (50 yards per minute)
- Cycling 10 miles in 45 minutes (about 13 mph)
Learn more about aerobic exercises