Aerobic Exercise Classes Christiansburg VA

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.

Jazzercise Christiansburg Recreation Center
(540) 558-8286
1600 N. Franklin St.
Christiansburg, VA
Programs & Services
Jazzercise

Data Provided by:
Blue Ridge Fitness
(540) 382-8722
1655 N Franklin St
Christiansburg, VA
 
New River Valley FITNS Connection
(540) 382-8722
1655 North Franklin Street
Christiansburg, VA
 
Cross Fit Blacksburg
(540) 552-0625
112 Country Club Dr SW
Blacksburg, VA
 
Weight Club
(540) 951-2949
801 University City Blvd # 6
Blacksburg, VA
 
Curves Christiansburg VA
1580 N. Franklin Street
Christiansburg, VA
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Gym Sports, Silver Sneakers, Zumba

Data Provided by:
Curves For Women
(540) 381-3355
1568 N Franklin St
Christiansburg, VA
 
Beasley Martial Arts and Fitness
(540) 267-6091
3360 North Franklin Street
Christiansburg, VA
 
Weight Club the
(540) 951-2949
801 University City Blvd
Blacksburg, VA
 
Curves Blacksburg VA
1301 S. Main Street
Blacksburg, VA
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Gym Sports, Silver Sneakers, Zumba

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

About High Blood Pressure and Exercise

Provided by: 

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.

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...