High Blood Pressure is one of the most common modifiable risk factors for heart disease and stroke for women.
Did you know?
Approximately, 1 in 2 adult women in the US have elevated blood pressure, > 120/80.
Physical activity can help to prevent and control blood pressure by strengthening the heart, contributing to a healthy weight, and reducing stress.
ACSM Recommendations for physical activity to combat High Blood Pressure:
150 minutes a week (30 min X 5 days = 150 minutes) of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes a week of vigorous physical activity
Activities that increase your breathing and heart rate
Which strategies help women stay active?
Self monitoring using wearable devices or smart phone apps to track progress
Social Support: train with family members, a friend or take a group class
Download the ACSM Infographic: https://www.acsm.org/docs/default-source/files-for-resource-library/stay-active-to-reduce-blood-pressure-infographic.pdf?sfvrsn=c97c9518_2
Check out the ACSM website for more important Heart Health Content: https://www.acsm.org/read-research/resource-library/resource_detail?id=62e2e09d-6efd-478d-b820-28faf2ae8cdd