Your time is valuable. It’s virtually the only thing you can’t ever get back.
That’s why I’m always looking for ways to maximize your use of that time… and, of course, how to give you MORE time.
Rarely do they ever go hand-in-hand; this is one of those instances, though…
New research finds a way to SLASH your systolic blood pressure — a key indicator of cardiovascular events.
Even better, it’s 100 percent FREE…
It only takes a few minutes…
And it’s especially effective for senior women, who are more prone to cardiovascular disease.
The key is simply to get started EARLY…
Easy way to boost blood pressure benefits
No, not early in life – early in the day. (If you’re not a morning person, the benefits of this just might make you one.)
For the study, 67 men and women over 55 took part in three different scenarios:
- Uninterrupted sitting for eight hours;
- One hour of sitting, 30 minutes of exercise, followed by six-and-a-half hours of sitting; and
- One hour of sitting, 30 minutes of exercise, followed by walking every three minutes every half hour for six-and-a-half hours.
“Exercise” in this study was simply walking at a moderate pace for 30 minutes.
Now, it’s obvious which one is going to be the best. The researchers concluded that the benefits of exercise on lowering blood pressure can be enhanced by avoiding prolonged periods of sitting.
However, one result was ANYTHING but obvious…
Women saw a significant reduction in systolic blood pressure beyond what the morning exercise provided.
Men, on the other hand, did not.
The researchers don’t why there was a gender difference, but think it may be a combination of factors, including that all women in the study were post-menopausal — a time when women are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease.
Now, this doesn’t mean men shouldn’t get up and walk every half hour. It just shows there were no additional blood pressure benefits.
2-step plan to SLASH your systolic blood pressure
Again, your systolic blood pressure is an indicator of your risk of a stroke or heart attack.
To reduce it, take two steps:
- A half hour walk or other activity that gets you moving in the morning. According to the study, it can be a leisurely walk, but you’ll see better benefits if you get your heart rate up.
- Get up to walk every half hour. At first blush, it seems difficult. But there’s no need to go outside. You can wander around your house for 3 minutes to greatly reduce your systolic blood pressure!