Exercise Offsets Salt Intake

Exercise Offsets Salt Intake If you're having a hard time keeping track of your salt consumption, researchers from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine suggest heading to the gym. A study involving 1,900 Chinese men and women found that salt's effect on hypertension (elevated blood pressure) can be reduced by physical activity. The more a study subject exercised, the less their blood pressure rose in response to higher salt intake.

True Strength Moment: Researchers aren't sure about the mechanism at work here, whether the salt lost through sweating plays a role or not. Regardless, anyone who has tried to reduce their salt intake knows how difficult the challenge can be. If getting more active can help you stay on top of this goal, it's one more reason to plan out a program of regular workouts.
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