Bodyweight exercises can help tremendously and not temporarily spike blood pressure like weight lifting can. If you like body weight / calisthenics exercises, you came to the right place as I like to focus on physical fitness testing methods and most of them are calisthenics and some form of cardio vascular exercise. Both will help you with weight loss (fat loss) and blood pressure reduction. In fact, I have had many readers say that they were able to able to reduce the dose or completely get off prescription blood pressure medications.
- There are many reasons to start weight training in your later years, including maintaining mobility and cardiovascular health.
- It’s important to have a positive attitude about weight training in later life.
- Tips include sticking with the basics, going slow, and forgoing distance running for sprint programs.
Weight training is the most effective way to reduce body fat.
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