Against arterial hypertension, it is recommended to do 5 hours of sport per week

A new study by scientists at the University of California and Benioff Children's Hospital in San Francisco shows that adhering to exercise recommendations isn't enough to reduce the risk of high blood pressure. 

Against arterial hypertension, it is recommended to do 5 hours of sport per week
High blood pressure

It would take about 2.5 hours of regular exercise, but the study found that twice the amount would be needed to protect against high blood pressure.

The study focused on 5,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 30, followed by a period of 30 years. They had to answer questions about their exercise habits, and they saw their high blood pressure, weight, and cholesterol levels.

Analyzing the results of 17.9% of participants who did a moderate exercise about 5 hours per week (twice the recommended minimum) in early adulthood, they found that the likelihood of developing high blood pressure was 18% lower than those who exercised less than 5 hours per week. This possibility decreased to a lesser extent for the 11.7% who continued to do so at the age of 60.

"The results of controlled studies and observational studies have shown that exercise lowers blood pressure, indicating that it is important to focus on exercise as a way to lower blood pressure in children. Adults approaching the age of 40," says study lead author Dr. Kirsten Pibbens. Domingo.

Teens and young adults in their twenties may be physically active, but this changes with age. Our study indicates that maintaining physical activity until adulthood, at a higher rate than we thought, is very important, "she adds.

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