Aerobic Exercise Classes Anchorage AK

You always know that doing exercise is good for your health, but you just don't know how. In fact, physical exercise has been clearly shown to help control blood pressure, as well as to fight obesity, anxiety, and diseases such as cancer.

Studio One Pilates
(907) 770-2639
4007 Old Seward Hwy
Anchorage, AK
 
Powerhouse Gym
(907) 277-6937
202 E Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK
 
Planet Fitness
(907) 444-4400
700 East Benson Blvd # 1
Anchorage, AK
 
Erickson Gym
(907) 646-9944
Anchorage
Anchorage, AK
 
Powerhouse Gym
(907) 277-6937
202 East Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK
 
Studio One Pilates
(907) 770-2639
4007 Old Seward Highway # 700
Anchorage, AK
 
The Alaska Club West
(907) 375-0417
1400 West Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK
 
Club Sports
(907) 561-2889
4641 Canterbury Way
Anchorage, AK
 
The Alaska Club Midtown
(907) 375-0417
630 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK
 
World Gym Fitness Center
(907) 646-8686
2700 A St
Anchorage, AK
 

About High Blood Pressure and Exercise

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By Steele Belok, m.d.

Q: I know exercise is good for my health, but I’m worried about spiking my high blood pressure even higher. Any recommendations?

A: Physical exercise has been clearly shown to help control blood pressure, as well as to fight obesity, anxiety, and diseases such as cancer. Vedic practitioners believe that 20 to 40 minutes of mild aerobic exercise each day is a good goal. Brisk walking has been shown to reduce the risk of heart attacks and angina about as much as the cholesterol-lowering prescription drugs called statins, and people of almost any age and ability can do it.

Another great option is yoga, which is specifically designed to promote balance in mind and body. Studies conducted in India have shown that yoga has beneficial effects on hypertension and cardiovascular disease. All the yoga positions can promote relaxation, but the one known as shivassana, in which you lie perfectly still on the floor with palms facing up, is particularly helpful—I recommend that my patients spend a few minutes in this pose at the end of every yoga session. It’s also a good idea to include five minutes of pranayama (alternate nostril breathing), a technique that slows the breath, settles the mind, and relaxes the body, after yoga and before meditation.

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