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A sedentary lifestyle could be a risk for high blood pressure (hypertension), according to the results of both cross sectional and longitudinal studies.
High blood pressure is present in epidemic proportion and is associated with a markedly increased risk of developing numerous cardiovascular complications. All current treatment guidelines emphasize the role of non-pharmacological interventions, physical activity included, in the treatment of mild to moderate high blood pressure.
created February 14, 2011
updated February 14, 2011