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ISSA Unit 24 – Exercise and hypertension

ISSA Unit 24 - Exercise and hypertension

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    1: What is the relationship between hypertension and coronary heart disease?

    The excess pressure placed by hypertension can result in coronary heart disease

    2: List and name 6 steps that can be beneficial in the treatment and prevention of high blood pressure

    Maintain appropriate body weight.
    Limit alcohol intake to no more than two drinks a day.
    Do not smoke.
    Moderate the amount of salt in the diet.
    Consume adequate amounts of calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
    Exercise on a regular basis.

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    3: What are the main factors that should be looked at when planning an exercise program for hypertensive individuals?

    Weight-free or low-impact cardio exercises.
    Low-intensity exercise.
    Rating of perceived exertion (RPE) should be employed to control exercise intensity for clients taking meds for hypertension.
    Exercise duration: 20-30 min/session up to 30 min – 1 hour
    Hypertensive clients should ideally exercise at least four times/week.
    A protracted warm-up period for cardio and musculoskeletal stimulation prior to the activity.
    A protracted cool-down time is advised so that a progressive shift can be made from an active state back to a resting state.

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