Exercise Physiology and Blood Pressure

Updated: May 12, 2021

Exercise and Blood Pressure

Regular aerobic exercise has a variety of effects that protect against heart disease and diseases of the blood vessels, including high BP. There is also significant research showing that exercise creates statistically relevant decreases in BP. These results emphasise why lifestyle changes, including regular exercise, are important first steps in preventing and treating hypertension.

Exercise physiology assists decrease resting blood pressure
Exercise physiology and blood pressure

Do you have high blood pressure?

Our Wollongong Exercise Physiology Clinic has been designed purely for the improvement of your health and wellbeing and we now have a dedicated telehealth room for those of you who can not get to us.

How does exercise help blood pressure?

On average, exercise reduces blood pressure by about 6–7 mmHg. Scientific studies with large numbers of volunteers have shown that, if systolic BP is reduced by 5 mmHg, deaths from strokes decrease by 14% and deaths from coronary heart disease (i.e. blocking of the blood vessels that supply the heart) decrease by 9%.

Want to get started with exercise but not sure how?

You can visit Prescribe Exercise without a referral from your doctor as a private patient call us to discuss how we can help you. The majority of Private Health Insurers pay a benefit for services provided by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, so it’s likely that your private health fund may pay part of your consultation fee. To receive a rebate from your Private Health Insurer, your cover must include exercise physiology services and the treatment must aim to prevent, delay or improve a chronic disease or injury.

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Post Created By Shane - Accredited Exercise Physiologist.

Prescribe Exercise are your local exercise physiology specialists. We provide exercise rehabilitation to assist manage and prevent injury and chronic disease in the Wollongong and Illawarra area.

Our programs will assist to achieve personal excellence, we do this by taking the time to educate and empower you with the highest quality care and exercise best practice available. We genuinely care for our clients and want to make a difference in your life, we will help you to get better and stay better so that you can regain control of your health once again.

Want to book in for Exercise Physiology Wollongong, head on over to our online bookings CLICK HERE

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