Aerobic Exercise Classes Murphysboro IL

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.

Curves Murphysboro IL
103 S. 13th Street, Ste. 102
Murphysboro, IL
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Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Gym Sports, Silver Sneakers, Zumba

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Murphysboro Youth and Recreation Center
(618) 684-8243
1818 Walnut St
Murphysboro, IL
 
Egyptian Fitness Center
(618) 565-1212
1401 Walnut St
Murphysboro, IL

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Murphysboro Park Dist Ofc and Recreation Center
(618) 684-3333
701 S 24th St
Murphysboro, IL
 
Perrys Tae Kwon DO
(618) 351-6209
201 N Emerald Ln
Carbondale, IL
 
Curves Murphysboro
103 S. 13th Street
Murphysboro, IL
 
Curves
(800) 615-7352
103 S 13th St Ste. 102
Murphysboro, IL

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Egyptian Fitness Center
(618) 565-1212
1401 Walnut St
Murphysboro, IL
 
Delta Health and Wellness Center
(618) 997-3377
1239 E Main St
Carbondale, IL
 
Sports Center
(618) 529-3272
1215 E Walnut St
Carbondale, IL
 
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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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