There have been studies done showing there could be a relationship between exercise and the stiffness of your arteries.
The studies looked at middle aged people and found that better flexibility throughout the body, such as the ability to touch your toes, was associated with less arterial stiffening. With further analysis, the scientists found that age, cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength also correlated independently with the measurement of arterial stiffness.
They also found that people with low flexibility had higher blood pressure.
The authors came to the conclusion that a program of proper stretching exercises might improve the flexibility of arterial walls. This then would reduce a person’s risk for cardiovascular disease and death. Can you touch your toes? How is your flexibility?
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