From this Science Daily article Eating Your Greens Could Prove Life-saving If A Heart Attack Strikes:
From this article Pot Bellies Point to Heart Risk:
The following meta-analysis, Dynamic resistance exercise and resting blood pressure in adults: a meta-analysis, reported the following:
“A total of nine studies consisting of 259 subjects (144 exercise, 115 control) and 18 groups (9 exercise, 9 control) significant treatment effect ( 3) reductions were found across all designs and categories for both systolic and diastolic blood pressure”.
The study concludes: “meta-analytic review of included studies suggests that dynamic resistance exercise reduces resting systolic and diastolic blood pressure in adults”.
From this study, Strength Training Early After Myocardial Infarction, comes this quote:
“In selected patients, low-to-moderate intensity strength training performed early after infarction is effective and may have lower rates of cardiovascular problems than aerobic exercise.”