MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2022 (HealthDay Information) – Practising yoga, along with cardio train, is related to larger reductions in blood strain than stretching in sufferers with identified hypertension, in accordance with a examine revealed on-line Dec. 8 within the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.
Ashok Pandey, from the Cambridge Cardiac Care Centre in Ontario, Canada, and colleagues randomly assigned 60 people with identified hypertension (≥140/90 mm Hg for 3 measurements on completely different days) to cardio train coaching (half-hour 5 instances per week) plus both quarter-hour of yoga or a stretching management for 3 months.
The researchers discovered that the decreases in systolic and diastolic blood pressures have been larger within the yoga group (earlier than versus after stretching: 126/76 versus 122/73 mm Hg; earlier than versus after yoga: 130/77 versus 119/69 mm Hg). Decreases in lipid, glucose, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein ranges and the Framingham Danger Rating have been related between the teams. The yoga group additionally noticed a larger lower within the Reynolds Danger Rating versus the management stretching group (relative discount, 13.2 versus 9.3 %).
“This examine supplies proof for an extra nonpharmacologic remedy choice for cardiovascular danger discount and blood strain management in sufferers with hypertension, within the setting of a main prevention train program,” a coauthor stated in a press release. “As noticed in a number of research, we advocate that sufferers attempt to discover train and stress reduction for the administration of hypertension and heart problems in no matter kind they discover most interesting. Our examine reveals that structured yoga practices is usually a more healthy addition to cardio train than merely muscle stretching.”