Does Blood Pressure Program Really Work or Is it a Scam? Here is a review of Christian Goodman's Program:
A quarter of all adults in the US suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure). There are a number of health conditions exacerbated by high blood pressure, so it is imperative for sufferers to find a way to get their pressure under control to protect their long term health. There are several prescription medications used to treat hypertension, like ACE inhibitors, but these have side effects of their own, and are not always effective.
Christian Goodman created a (Blue Heron Health News) program of three specific exercises that lower blood pressure and improve health. The guide comes in the form of an eBook and accompanying mp3 files.
I’ll include a brief synopsis of the exercises so you get an idea of what the program entails.
The first blood pressure exercise involves rhythmic walking for 12 minutes. It can be done indoors or outside if weather permits. The second exercise involves deep breathing patterns along with the repetition of certain phrases that last around 15 minutes. It is meant to elicit an emotional release. The last exercise is meant to be done in bed before you go to sleep. It is a deep relaxation technique used to release stress and anxiety.
The Real Culprit
Christian Goodman asserts that stress is the main cause of high blood pressure, and the combination of exercises he recommends are meant to directly and indirectly reduce stress and improve health.
Goodman also recommends a series of lifestyle modifications that work in conjunction with the exercises to reduce hypertension. These include:
- Eating a healthy, low fat, low sodium diet
- Exercising regularly
- Avoiding unnecessary stress
Making these lifestyle changes is imperative for best results, so do not gloss over them and limit your efforts to the exercises alone. They are meant to be part of a more thorough regimen to reduce blood pressure and improve health.
My blood pressure was 145/95 the last time I had it taken before starting the program. That’s not terribly high, but it is above normal, and my doctor recommended that I get it down to 130/90. He recommended the standard diet and exercise approach, so I though Goodman’s regimen would be a good choice.
I chose to give the routine a solid four weeks before taking a new blood pressure measurement. I did the exercises every day, ate a very healthy diet, and was conscious of my stress levels, and made a concerted effort to keep them in check. At the end of the month I was very pleased to see that my blood pressure had gone down to 120/80, which was much better than I had expected in such a short time.
I have to make it clear that I took this program very seriously, and followed a pretty strict diet in addition to religiously performing the exercises. That being said, I think my results were quite impressive for such a short time, and I do not hesitate to recommend it to anyone suffering with high blood pressure.