Physical activity and blood pressure in normotensive young women

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Blood pressure and heart rate were measured in 22 physically active normotensive women, 20±1.7 years old (mean±SD) and in 25 physically non-active normotensive women 20.9± 1.7 years old in supine, sitting and standing positions. Diastolic and mean blood pressures were found to be significantly lower in active women than non-active women. A significant negative correlation was found between maximal oxygen consumption and blood pressure, and it is suggested that aerobic physical activity could be used as non-pharmacological therapy in cases of moderate and borderline hypertension in young women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-67
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Apr 1986


  • Aerobic physical activity
  • Blood pressure
  • Hypertension
  • Non-pharmacological therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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