Hypertension: Strength training is effective in managing high blood pressure

April 21, 2023

People with high blood pressure or hypertension are at risk for certain long-term complications. Early intervention can lower blood pressure and reduce someone’s risk for complications.

Researchers are still working to understand the best options for lifestyle modifications to improve blood pressure. One area of interest is how strength training plays a role in lowering blood pressure.

A​ recent systematic review and meta-analysis found that strength training can effectively reduce blood pressure levels.

Researchers noted that strength training appears most effective when it involves training at least twice a week with moderate to vigorous intensity over at least two months.

Read the full story featuring Dr. John Higgins…