Aerobic Exercise Classes Kensington MD

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.

World Gym of Wheaton
(301) 949-8000
10202 Frederick Ave
Kensington, MD
 
Ww Franchise LLC
(301) 881-3001
5238 Nicholson Ln
Kensington, MD
 
Planet Fitness LLC
(301) 230-9393
4961 Nicholson Ct
Kensington, MD
 
Plyers Mill Crossing Homeowners Assoc Pool
(301) 649-9817
2208 Predella Dr
Kensington, MD
 
American Dance Institute
(301) 984-3003
1570 E Jefferson St
Kensington, MD
 
Pleasant View Swimming Pool
(301) 942-9432
3901 Wexford Dr
Kensington, MD
 
Curves Kensington MD
3704 Decatur Avenue
Kensington, MD
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Fitness Care LLC
(301) 942-5168
4100 Mitscher Ct
Kensington, MD
 
Kenmont Swim and Tennis Club
(301) 933-0047
2900 Faulkner Pl
Kensington, MD
 
Neal Breen
(301) 933-7900
3750 University Blvd W
Kensington, MD
 
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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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