Dr. Scott Collier, assistant professor, Appalachian State University studied behaviors of individuals in the age range of 40 to 60 years. These subjects exercised for 30 minutes thrice a week. The timings for them were 7am, 1pm, or 7pm. After analyzing their exercising pattern and blood pressure the results proved that individuals who exercised in the morning lowered their blood pressure up to 10% and this reduction continued throughout the day. At night the level decreased further to about 25% and assisted in more peaceful sleep. They slept for a longer time and experienced proper health.
On the other hand, people who exercised at any other time of the day did not experience much of benefits in their blood pressure level. The BP levels were checked using Omron BP785 blood pressure monitor. However, it cannot be said that it was completely a waste as exercises are always helpful in maintaining a healthy body. The findings by Collier were further spurred by the medical data that showed that maximum of the heart attacks cases occurred early in the morning. A possible reason behind this was suspected to be the instant rise of hormones in the body as soon as you wake up. It gave a thought to the medical professionals that can something be done to control morning heart attacks by exercising. Finally it can be said that if you want to maintain a healthy blood pressure throughout the day and have proper sleep, you should exercise early at 7am. The study conducted by Collier answers the question of many individuals as how to lower your blood pressure.