Effect of aerobics exercise and yoga on blood pressure in hypertensives

Sarvesh Kumar J and Preetha S

Aim: To verify how blood pressure is altered by aerobics and yoga among hypertensive patients.
Background: High blood pressure is a major risk factor for stroke, coronary heart disease, end stage renal disease and congestive heart failure. Hypertension is generally treated by antihypertensive drugs which shows significant reduction in blood pressure. Any medication can cause side effects and high blood pressure medications are no exception, alternatively exercises and dietary habits are a good cure for hypertension
Methods: For the study 30 volunteers who were hypertensive were included and divided into 2 groups, namely participants doing aerobics exercise and yoga, and their maximum (systole) and minimum (diastole) blood pressures were measured using an automatic blood pressure monitor. The participants were made to undergo a 1 month of regular aerobics exercise and yoga practice and the variation in blood pressure was evaluated using spss software
Results: On analyzing the results it was observed that regular aerobics exercise and yoga tend to reduce the blood pressure among both the groups but the reduction was more among participants doing yoga
Reason: Exercises for the treatment and prevention of hypertension has increased, one of the most common exercise is aerobics. So this study is done to know the effect of aerobics and yoga on blood pressure in hypertensive patients

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.3126.0200