A study was published in THE JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH on reducing hypertension in middle-aged men.  The researchers at Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, set up  a study of middle-aged men who had been diagnosed with hypertension.  The subjects of the study did  weight training three times a week for twelve weeks.  The men were able to stop their medication and lowered their systolic, diastolic and mean blood pressure.  The researchers found that the men's blood pressure stayed low for four weeks even after stopping weight training.

     Because weight lifting directly improves nervous system functioning, if you are a male with hypertension, you can reduce your blood pressure with weight training.  If you need help in getting motivated to start lifting, a hypnotherapist can help to get you moving.  Get help, reduce your blood pressure with weight training and BE WELL.