Association of Protective Factors; Sleep and Physical Activity with Risk of Hypertension


Authors: Adrian Isaza, Lupe del Rocio Coronel, and Okun Ohikhuare
Page Range: 83-88
Published in: World Heart Journal, 15#2 (2023)
ISSN: 1556-4002

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Human health is affected by sedentary lifestyles in a variety of ways. One of those ways is impairing lipid metabolism and diminishing carbohydrate metabolism, sedentary behaviors reduce lipoprotein lipase activity and muscle glucose levels. Additionally, it reduces insulin sensitivity and vascular function while increasing cardiac output and systemic blood flow. This commentary will discuss the association between the level of physical activity and amount of sleep with hypertension and hypertension risk.

Keywords: physical activity, sleep, hypertension, risk

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