As we discovered in my most recent post, there is a strong link between high blood pressure and dehydration. Similarly, there is a link between exercise and efficient circulation, including improved blood pressure.
Just as drinking an adequate amount of water is recommended for an improvement in blood pressure and other circulatory conditions, so is getting the appropriate amount of exercise, and here is why…
As we read in The Link Between High Blood Pressure and Dehydration, high blood pressure is actually a case of chronic dehydration. When the body is dehydrated, there is a decrease in total fluid volume in the body. When there is a decrease in total fluid volume, there is also a decrease in total blood volume.
The blood vessels contract when there is a decrease in blood volume. This requires excess force to be able to pump blood through the circulatory system.
In a situation of extreme dehydration, where the body is shutting down capillary beds, it determines which capillaries will be open and which capillaries will be closed based on priority. Priority is always given to those organs and glands that keep us alive such as the brain, lungs, liver, and kidneys over muscles, bones and skin.
This priority given to capillary beds can be re-programmed through certain activities, such as exercise. When the muscles are exercised, their capillaries begin to open back up and no longer offer resistance, as they do when they are closed.
When the capillary beds in the muscles, bones and skin open back up, blood will flow more effectively without an increased amount of pressure. Essential nutrients and hormones will be easily transferred from capillary to capillary, providing the body with the fuel it needs.
For this reasoning, exercise is highly recommended for improved circulation and high blood pressure.
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