Scientists behind the research found blood pressure readings were lowered after 20 weeks of the exercise.
During their research participants engaged in 10 handgrip exercises three times a week for eight weeks.
At the time of writing the researchers said: “The results of this study indicate that isometric handgrip exercises improve resting systolic blood pressure.”
Furthermore, the results also showed one of the body’s main arteries becoming more flexible as a result of the exercise.
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How to lower blood pressure
There are several ways someone can lower their blood pressure.
These include lifestyle changes and medication.
Lifestyle changes include:
• Cutting salt intake
• Eating a low-fat, balanced diet
• Keeping active
• Cutting down alcohol consumption
• Losing weight
• Drinking less caffeine
• Quitting smoking.
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