Author: Dr. Wenny Ischak S.ST, M.Kes
Gorontalo Health Polytechnic Ministry of Health of Republic of Indonesia
Active physically and regular exercise will help out the workload of heart and arteries so that it will result in blood pressure reduction. Besides breathing exercise, aerobics is a suitable exercise for those who suffer heart disease and high blood pressure. This research aims to find a right method to control blood pressure by providing Low Impact Aerobics Practice. This research design is quasi experiment with Control Time Series Design. The subject of this research is hypertensive sufferers with a total of 61 samples divided into 2 groups, which are 31 Low Impact Aerobics + Anti-Hypertensive Drugs group samples, and 30 breathing exercise group samples as the comparison. The research is conducted in Telaga Biru (gymnastic intervention) Community Health Centre and in the sufferer’s house within 30 days in September 2018. The research result shows that there is a difference in systolic blood pressure before and after low impact aerobics intervention. Meanwhile there is no difference found in diastolic blood pressure. Hemoglobin level increased after the second week and third week intervention but insignificant statistically. The conclusion is, low impact aerobics intervention gives a significant impact on systolic blood pressure reduction to Hypertensive sufferers.
Keywords: Low impact aerobics, blood pressure, hypertensive