Physical exercise significantly reduces blood pressure. However, there are exercises that are more effective than others, researchers from the University of Canterbury write in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Scientists have concluded that aerobic exercises, dynamic exercise training, high-intensity interval training and isometric exercises lead to a decrease in blood pressure.
According to the study, the most effective exercises were isometric exercises such as wall squats. With such training, the length of the muscle remains unchanged, the joints do not move. Under the influence of resistance, the muscles contract, and the person fixes this position for a while.
Isometric exercises lead to a decrease in systolic (upper) pressure by 8.24 mmHg. Art. and diastolic (lower) pressure by 4.00 mm Hg. Art., scientists note.