Is it possible?
Michael Wheeler, University of Western Australia says YES.
His study involved 35 women and 32 men aged between 55 and 80 who tried these regimes:
- Sitting for 8 hours
- 1 hour of sitting then 30 minutes of moderate walking followed by 6.5 hours of sitting
- 1 hour of sitting before 30 minutes walking followed by 6.50 hours of sitting with 3 minutes of light walking every 30 minutes.
Both men and women saw lower blood pressure with the two exercise plans.
Women – but not men – saw worthwhile extra gains if the also did the 3-minute walks.
What does this mean?
Just 30 minutes of exercise every morning may be as effective as medication for lowering blood pressure for the rest of the day.
Healthy body, healthy heart, healthy brain.
Take care of exercise, nutrition and mental challenges and your brain will respond.
(As reported in New Scientist, 2019)
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