What Fitness Pros Need to Know About New Blood Pressure Guidelines

by: Zachary Fennel and Len Kravitz, PhD

Research

Nearly half of U.S. adults have hypertension. The good news? Exercise can help!

New guidelines on high blood pressure made headlines late last year because they suggest that nearly half of all Americans have hypertension—up from about one-third under previous guidelines. This is big news for fitness professionals because regular exercise is an excellent tool for regulating blood pressure. In this issue, we’ll review what you need to know about the new blood pressure guidelines.

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Fitness Journal, Volume 15, Issue 3

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About the Authors

Zachary Fennel

Zachary Fennel IDEA Author/Presenter

Len Kravitz, PhD

Len Kravitz, PhD IDEA Author/Presenter

Len Kravitz, PhD, is the program coordinator of exercise science and a researcher at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where he recently won the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award. Len was also honored as the 2006 Fitness Educator of the Year by the American Council on Exercise.