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Oh 'eck what have I gone and done now?
So I'm using a variety of exercises for my fitness regime now. I always start with isometrics, as these are good for blood pressure reduction. At one time these were considered bad for diabetics as it was thought that they put a lot of strain on the vascular system. However, although this is true and it is wise to seek medial advice on heart health before trying them, the pressure on the blood vessels makes them expand more effeciciently and this flexibility can actually reduce blood pressure (Isometric Exercise Training for Blood Pressure Management: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Debra J. Carlson, Gudrun Dieberg, Nicole C. Hess, Philip J. Millar, and Neil A. Smart Mayo Clinic Proceedings March 2014 Vol. 89 issue 3 pages 327- 334: Website https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(13)01006-9/abstract334). I have watched my blood pressure go from high normal to ideal normal.
Mixing things up with the mini trampoline, mini multigym, dumbbells and callisthenics stops boredom and targets different bits of me. So now as I approach my sixth decade, I've gone completely potty and decided to LEARN TO SWIM. The voice in my head saying "you must be mad woman" is getting stronger, but I've had a telephone call saying that my local swimming pool is willing to prise my petrified hands off the side of the pool and can I come in on Saturday? So there we are, I just hope that I can go through with it now I've committed myself.
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