Does Shooting Guns Lower Blood Pressure?
What effect does shooting a gun at the range have on your blood pressure? Will it increase or decrease after a
range session? I did my own quick little test to see what effect shooting guns had on me.
I started my test by measuring my pressure at home immediately before going to the range. I again measured it in the range parking lot (before shooting), in the parking lot (after shooting), upon my arrival at home and a few hour later at home. The results are as follows.
|CONDITION || ||Blood Pressure |
|When I first woke up || ||LOW |
|Before going to the range (at home) || ||BORDERLINE |
|Range parking lot (before) || ||HIGH |
|Range parking lot (after) || ||BORDERLINE |
|Upon arrival at home || ||NORMAL |
The anticipation of shooting guns caused my bp to rise. It quickly returns to normal after the shooting session is over.
Authored By Mike Coviello (Tanner)
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