30 min Stretching - All you need is just a half hour of everyday habit.
Only 30 minutes of stretching. That’s all the stretching it may take to lower your blood pressure.
So many people think if they don’t have an hour to exercise, then it’s not worth it. Well let’s ponder this for a moment.
A study by researchers at the University of Saskatchewan found that people with hypertension who stretched half an hour five days a week for eight week experienced greater reductions in blood pressure than those who took a brisk walk for the same amount of time.
Why? While further study is needed, researchers believe stretching helps reduce stiffness in the arteries, which may improve both blood flow and pressure.
And what is better, another study shows that passive stretching works greatly in lowering blood sugar levels. Yes, we don’t need any special workout equipment nor a spaciou training room! Passive stretching is a type of stretching in which you stay in one position for a set time. You’re able to relax your body while a partner or small accessory like towels intensifies the stretch by putting external pressure on your body. You can also use the floor or a wall.
If you are looking for basic passive stretching exercises, this article is for you!