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Lower your blood pressure

Lower your blood pressure


 

If you suffer from high blood pressure, you’ll appreciate the importance of maintaining a healthy, balanced diet and the constant need to try and lower it as you get older.


But as well as a good diet, it is believed that swimming could also be your answer to keeping you on the right track…

Different kinds of exercise and activity have different effects on your body. If you have high blood pressure, you should try to focus on activities that will help your heart and blood vessels. Aerobic activity is the type that helps your heart the most, and repetitive and rhythmic movements that use the large muscle groups of your body, such as those in your legs, shoulders and arms are perfect. These include, amongst others, swimming.

Other forms of activity are less helpful. For example, you should not do any exercise that is very intensive for short periods of time, such as sprinting or weightlifting. These kinds of activities will quickly raise your blood pressure, and put unwanted strain on your heart and blood vessels.

So if you were undecided about whether a swim spa in your home is the right solution, surely swimming’s ability to lower your blood pressure is a sign that it’s a great, healthy choice for you and your family.