Does EMS affect blood pressure? HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.
Can I lower my blood pressure using whole-body EMS training?
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common health issue affecting millions worldwide. It can cause a range of complications, such as stroke, heart attack, and kidney disease. Fortunately, regular exercise, especially EMS training, has been shown to reduce blood pressure and improve overall cardiovascular health.
EMS (Electro Muscular Stimulation) is a type of workout that uses electrical impulses to stimulate muscle contractions. It is an effective training method that has gained popularity among athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and those who want to improve their physical fitness levels.
EMS training can be done using a special EMS suit or machine that sends electrical impulses to the muscles, causing them to contract and relax rapidly. This type of workout is said to be more intense than traditional resistance training, allowing for a more efficient and effective workout.
Several studies have shown that EMS training can help reduce high blood pressure. For example, a study published in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine found that EMS training significantly reduced both systolic and diastolic blood pressure in individuals with hypertension. The study included 30 participants who underwent EMS training twice weekly for six weeks.
At the end of the study, the participant’s blood pressure had decreased significantly, and their cardiovascular health had improved.
Another study published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology found similar results. The study included 21 participants with high blood pressure who underwent EMS training for eight weeks. The researchers found that the participant’s systolic blood pressure had decreased by an average of 7.5 mmHg, while their diastolic blood pressure had decreased by an average of 5.2 mmHg. The participants also improved their cardiovascular health, including increased heart rate variability and reduced arterial stiffness.
So, how does EMS training reduce high blood pressure?
One theory is that the rapid muscle contractions caused by EMS training stimulate the release of nitric oxide, a gas that helps to relax blood vessels and improve blood flow. This, in turn, can help to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
In addition to reducing high blood pressure, EMS training has several other benefits for cardiovascular health.
- it can improve blood sugar control,
- reduce inflammation, and
- increase aerobic capacity.
EMS training can also help improve muscle strength and endurance, which can benefit individuals with high blood pressure who may be at risk of muscle weakness and other related health issues.
In conclusion, EMS training is an effective method that can help reduce high blood pressure and improve overall cardiovascular health. It is a safe and non-invasive way to improve blood flow, reduce inflammation, and increase aerobic capacity. If you have high blood pressure, EMS training may be a good addition to your exercise routine.
However, it is essential to consult with your doctor before starting any new exercise program, especially if you have any underlying health conditions. With regular EMS training, you can help to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and improve your overall health and well-being.
As with any exercise program, consulting with a healthcare professional before starting EMS training is essential.
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