Clinical Trial

Stretching Versus Walking from Reducing Blood Pressure

Study Description

Stretching Versus Walking From Reducing Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Traditionally, one of the ways to treat or prevent high blood pressure is to prescribe aerobic exercise training (i.e.brisk walking). Previous studies have shown that stretching is also very effective for reducing blood pressure. This is an exciting possibility because if stretching is more effective, it would change the way exercise is prescribed to people with elevated blood pressure. This study will now assess 20 individuals in a supervised stretching or walking program five days per week for 8 weeks to determine for certain whether stretching is superior for reducing blood pressure. This research will contribute to recommendations about the most effective exercise programs for reducing blood pressure and risk of cardiovascular disease.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Stretching exercise

Stretching (30 minutes, 5 days per week, 8 weeks)

Walking exercise

Walking (30 minutes, 5 days per week, 8 weeks)

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Comparison of Stretching and Walking as Exercise Modalities for Reducing Blood Pressure

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03947996

ParticipAid ID

dL9wDe