Hypertension & Exercise
Hypertension is a major health problem in the United States. Early detection and treatment of hypertension as well as effects of exercise on hypertension is therefore an important health topic (Tanaka, Bassett, & Turner, 1996).
Hypertension is persistently high arterial blood pressure. Different classifications are noted. Accelerated hypertension is a progression marked by the funduscopic vascular changes of malignant hypertension without papilledema. Borderline hypertension includes arterial blood pressure sometimes within normotensive range and sometimes within the hypertensive range. Essential hypertension occurs without discoverable organic cause…