Well, it's AWESOME news that Hula can help to lower blood pressure!! So Exciting!
The initial results of a new study – which were presented at the American Heart Association's Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions show that the more than 250 Native Hawaiian participants (who were average age of 58, 80% female) who, although they were under medical treatment, still had high blood pressure as well as Type 2 Diabetes.
The participants attended one hour, twice weekly classes for 3 months, followed by one monthly lesson for the next 3 months with self directed practice as well as group activities to encourage hypertension education and healthy behaviors.
The researchers found that at six months those who did hula were more likely to have lowered their blood pressure to under 130/80, the current target for blood pressure treatment for patients without diabetes, and to have lowered their systolic (top number) blood pressure by an...