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Lower blood pressure, boost energy, and reduce or eliminate the need for medication with Action Plan for High Blood Pressure. Based on proven research, this exercise-based plan will help you take control of your diet and your health.
Learn the best exercises for controlling blood pressure; correct exercise technique; and how diet, medication, and exercise interact to affect blood pressure. Use one of the sample programs provided or tailor a program to your own needs with workouts to gain strength, flexibility, and stamina.
Developed in conjunction with the American College of Sports Medicine, Action Plan for High Blood Pressure is the healthy way to manage hypertension. Take action now to feel and function better, and add quality years to your life.
Chapter 1. Winning the Blood Pressure Battle
Chapter 2. Conquering Hypertension With Exercise
Chapter 3. Assessing Your Fitness Level
Chapter 4. Regulating Pressure Through Aerobic Activity
Chapter 5. Strengthening Your Muscles
Chapter 6. Gaining and Maintaining Flexibility
Chapter 7. Balancing Healthy Eating, Activity, and Medication
Chapter 8. Monitoring Progress and Spurring Improvement
Jon G. Divine, MD, MS, FACSM, is currently associate professor in the department of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and medical director of the Sports Medicine Biodynamics Center at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. An educator in the sports science field for more than 15 years, Divine also has earned a certificate of added qualifications (CAQ) in sports medicine and a board certification in family medicine. In addition to writing articles for peer-reviewed journals such as Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise and the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, Divine has lent his expertise to several sports medicine books. He has been certified as an ACSM Exercise Specialist since 1988, served as president of the Texas Chapter of ACSM, and was honored as an ACSM fellow in 2003. Divine also maintains memberships in the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians, and American Medical Association.
Divine resides in Union, Kentucky, with his wife, Leigh Ann, and their two children.
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is more than the world's leader in the scientific and medical aspects of sports and exercise; it is an association of people and professions exploring the use of medicine and exercise to make life healthier for all people.
Since 1954, ACSM has been committed to the promotion of physical activity and the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sport-related injuries. With more than 20,000 international, national, and regional chapter members in 80 countries, ACSM is internationally known as the leading source of state-of-the-art research and information on sports medicine and exercise science. Through ACSM, health and fitness professionals representing a variety of disciplines work to improve the quality of life for people around the world through health and fitness research, education, and advocacy.
A large part of ACSM's mission is devoted to public awareness and education about the positive aspects of physical activity for people of all ages and from all walks of life. ACSM’s physicians, researchers, and educators have created tools for the public, ranging in scope from starting an exercise program to avoiding or treating sport injuries.
ACSM’s National Center is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, widely recognized as the amateur sports capitol of the nation. To learn more about ACSM, visit www.acsm.org.