Cardoso et al 2010 completed a literature review of the acute and chronic effects the different types of exercise had on hypertension. Extensive studies of the acute and chronic effects of moderate and intense aerobic activity were found. Interestingly, while some data indicated that low-intensity resistance training would help hypertensive patients, only 2 studies using resistance training as an intervention on the hypertensive was found. In those 2 studies, resistance training had no hypotensive effect. At this point, for the purposes of hypertension, aerobic activity and dietary changes should be the mainstay along with necessary pharmaceutical intervention if it’s needed.