Sunday, August 5, 2012
Study Shows Regular Swims May Lower Blood Pressure, Help Heart.
The Washington Post (7/17) reports that swimming regularly "can lower your blood pressure, according to a study published in the April edition of the American Journal of Cardiology." The study followed "43 sedentary older adults with elevated blood pressure and found that a three-month program of slow to moderate swimming lowered their systolic blood pressure (the top number) by an average of nine points." Further, the swims "led to a significant improvement in their vascular function."