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Jaqueline P. Batista, Igor M. Mariano, Tállita C.F. Souza, Juliene G. Costa, Jéssica S. Giolo, Nádia C. Cheik, Foued S. Espindola, Sarah Everman and Guilherme M. Puga

Exercise regulates and reduces systemic blood pressure ( Cornelissen & Smart, 2013 ), which decreases hypertension, one of the main risk factors related to cardiovascular diseases ( Anunciação & Polito, 2011 ). Postexercise hypotension (PEH) has clinical importance in the prevention and treatment

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Zachary S. Zeigler, Pamela D. Swan, Dharini M. Bhammar and Glenn A. Gaesser


The acute effect of low-intensity walking on blood pressure (BP) is unclear.


To determine if the acute use of a walking workstation reduces ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) in prehypertensive men and women.


Ten prehypertensive adults participated in a randomized, cross-over study that included a control workday and a walking workstation workday. ABP was measured for 7 hour during the workday and for 6 hour after work.


Both systolic BP (SBP) (134 ± 14 vs. 137 ± 16 mmHg; P = .027) and diastolic BP (DBP) (79 ± 10 vs. 82 ± 12 mmHg; P = .001) were lower on the walking workstation day. Postwork hours (4:00 PM–10:00 PM), SBP (129 ± 13 vs. 133 ± 14 mmHg; P = .008), and DBP (74 ± 11 vs. 78 ± 13 mmHg; P = .001) were also lower on the walking workstation day. DBP load was significantly lower during the walking workstation day, with only 14% of the readings above 90 mmHg compared with 22% of the control day readings (P = .037).


Accumulation of very-light-intensity physical activity (~2 METs) over the course of a single work day using a walking workstation may reduce BP burden in prehypertensive individuals.

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Alexei Wong and Arturo Figueroa

induced by low-intensity resistance training . Frontiers in Physiology, 7 , 265 . PubMed ID: 27445854 doi:10.3389/fphys.2016.00265 10.3389/fphys.2016.00265 Melo , C.M. , Alencar Filho , A.C. , Tinucci , T. , Mion , D. , & Forjaz , C.L. ( 2006 ). Postexercise hypotension induced by low

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Christine M. Tallon, Ryan G. Simair, Alyssa V. Koziol, Philip N. Ainslie and Alison M. McManus

postexercise ( 22 ). Such findings are in contrast to data in adults where postexercise hypotension has been reported following short bouts of both moderate and higher intensity exercise ( 8 , 20 ). Interestingly, despite a drop-in MAP postexercise in adults, MCA V remained at baseline values ( 20 ). Upon

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Mariana R. Silva, Cristine L. Alberton, Caroline O. Braga and Stephanie S. Pinto

, Nunes GN , Ferrari R , Alberton CL . Postexercise hypotension during different water-based concurrent training intrasession sequences in young women . J Am Soc Hypertens . 2017 ; 11 ( 10 ): 653 – 659 . PubMed ID: 28865866 doi:10.1016/j.jash.2017.08.002 10.1016/j.jash.2017.08.002 28865866 23

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Emma Weston, Matthew Nagy, Tiwaloluwa A. Ajibewa, Molly O’Sullivan, Shannon Block and Rebecca E. Hasson

shows benefits of a 3-minute dose in children ( 6 , 15 ). Furthermore, a recent review examining the effects of a single bout of exercise in normotensive adolescents determined that although postexercise hypotension has been observed in normotensive children, it is much less consistent and of a lesser

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Yuri Alberto Freire, Geovani de Araújo Dantas de Macêdo, Rodrigo Alberto Vieira Browne, Luiz Fernando Farias-Junior, Ágnes Denise de Lima Bezerra, Ana Paula Trussardi Fayh, José Cazuza de Farias Júnior, Kevin F. Boreskie, Todd A. Duhamel and Eduardo Caldas Costa

reduction in the blood flow, shear stress, flow-mediated dilation, and the increase in BP levels associated with uninterrupted sitting. On the other hand, we did not observe postexercise hypotension (PEH) in the EX+SIT compared with the SIT session. The main explanations for this absence of PEH are likely