Exercise For Health Articles
On this page you will find articles about the benefits of exercise for health including the benefits of exercise on blood pressure and osteoporosis.
Blood Pressure and Exercise
High blood pressure is associated with many health problems including heart attacks, stroke, arteriosclerosis and increased risk of blood clots. Both cardiovascular exercise and resistance training have been shown to have positiv effects on blood pressure. Current exercise guidelines are to complete 3-5 cardiovascular training sessions of 20-60 minutes duration per week at an intensity of 40-70% of maximum heart rate.
Osteoporosis and Exercise
Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones in which there is an accelerated loss of bone which results in a reduction in bone mineral density, overall quantity and quality of bone tissue and an increased risk of fractures. Exercise - aerobic, high impact and resistance exercise - has been shown to improve bone health.