Stress - Blood Pressure - Exercise
Stress refers to the physical response of one's body because of physical or psychological pressure, which normally leaves an individual upset, and might make them feel threatened (Bailey 54). Stress is an appropriate way of the body to react to real or imagined danger in a process known as fight-or-flight reaction. It is one of the numerous ways of the body of protecting a person. Under normal situations, stress helps one to focus, be alert, and even become energetic. In critical or emergency situations, dispatch of extra strength for defense occurs in the body (Fink 167). The adrenal gland in the human body is responsible for distributing an adrenaline rush, which accounts for the extra strength and irritability of the body. Little or controlled levels of stress are crucial in increasing awareness and production of quality timely work. Working people need subjecting to little pressure of stress in order to meet deadlines and improve on productivity (Contrada 234).
However, stress can be a health hazard. In enormous amounts, research shows that stress is the leading cause of high blood pressure. High blood pressure in very common in adults of 30 years and above. This is because at this age one usually has many responsibilities and hassles of life. Stress also causes other health problems, damage to one's mood, productivity damage, and relationship damage (Olpin 102). It is very disturbing to realize that two thirds of high blood pressure patients do not get relief since the pressure's control becomes impossible. The need to find solutions fast inspired the following research. The research aims at understanding and confirming how stress affects blood pressure and heart disease and finding out the methods of both preventing and treating this deadly killer. Exercise also induces stress to the body and the following experiment shows the results on blood pressure (Kowalski 45).
[...] Press Print. Contrada, Richard and Andrew Baum. The Handbook of Stress Science: Biology, Psychology, and Health. New York, NY: Springer Pub Print. Olpin, Michael, and Margie Hesson. Stress Management for Life: A Research- Based Experiential Approach. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning Print. Kowalski, Robert E. The Blood Pressure Cure: 8 Weeks to Lower Blood Pressure Without Prescription Drugs. Hoboken, N.J: John Wiley & Sons Internet resource. [...]
[...] The second phase of the exercise then commenced. With a little warm up, the specimen were now in shape to start the excise. Starting at the same time, they all ran at a constant speed adjusted in the running machine for 20 miles each. Records of the readings were vivid. There was time allowance to regain energy and some glucose given to compensate for lost energy. The experiment went on for three different rounds. All this time the one control experiment was not doing anything but resting and record keeping. [...]
[...] Visual observation of the results shows that pressure for all victims increased after the inducing a certain amount of stress into their system. The increase of values is quite significant in medical terms. The systolic pressure for most victims exceeds the normal level of below 120 and enters the first phase of high blood pressure called Pre-hypertension. The diastolic pressure of all individuals increases although with varied figures. This proves the fact of increased exhalation during exercise. The results prove a successful experiment in demonstrating that induced stress causes increased heartbeat and hence the fast flow of blood. [...]
[...] Exercise also induces stress to the body and the following experiment shows the results on blood pressure (Kowalski 45). Materials and Methods The materials used in the research include ten Portable blood pressure gauges, computerized electromechanical equipment, stopwatch timer and ten people to conduct the experiment. All this equipment is functioning properly and the specimen were in good health before the experiment begins. Nine of people took part in the running exercise while the tenth person acted as a control. [...]
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