Physical Activity as a Critical Component of First-Line Treatment for Elevated Blood Pressure or Cholesterol: Who, What, and How?
Published: June 02, 2021
- Treatment options are discussed for mild to moderate risk patient groups indicated for lifestyle-only treatment for elevated blood pressure or cholesterol.
- Guideline recommendations are reviewed, average effects, and additional considerations when prescribing lifestyle treatment with physical activity are covered.
- Guidance and resources for clinicians is provided to assess, prescribe, counsel, and refer for support to increase physical activity in their patients.
- Commentary: Prescribing Exercise Prescriptions that FITT for Adults with Elevated Blood Pressure and Cholesterol in the Middle of the Cardiovascular Disease Risk Spectrum by Linda S. Pescatello, PhD, FACSM, FAHA, FNAK
- Top Things to Know: Physical Activity as a Critical Component of First-Line Treatment for Elevated Blood Pressure or Cholesterol: Who, What, and How?
- News Release: "Prescription" to sit less, move more advised for mildly high blood pressure & cholesterol
- 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans 2nd ed.
- 2017 Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults
- 2018 Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol
- Routine Assessment and Promotion of Physical Activity in Healthcare Settings
- The American Heart Association 2030 Impact Goal