Some of the 80 million adults in the United States with high blood pressure may want to put down their drugs and pick up a rubber ball. According to a study from the Journal of Hypertension, 10-minutes per day, 3-days per week of hand grip training is enough to moderately reduce high blood pressure levels.
The technique, known as isometric training, has been shown to be effective in several research studies and has led to the release of an FDA-approved blood pressure lowering device known as the Zona. However, many medical experts are claiming that squeezing a rubber ball can have the same beneficial properties at a fraction of the cost (it can be found in most sports stores for under $10). It just can’t be FDA approved because, there really is no device in place except a small rubber ball.
As stated before, the rubber squeeze ball exercise provides MODERATE improvements in blood pressure. There are, however, simple exercises that have been shown to drop blood pressure down to a healthy level quickly and effectively – without ANY devices (not even squeeze ball). Learn more about these blood pressure exercises here…
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