A 21-year-old member asked:
what exercises are safe for high blood pressure?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Kenneth Cheng answered
31 years experience Family Medicine
Cardio exercises: Proper exercises are helpful in controlling blood pressure. Safe exercises include walking briskly, cycling, swimming laps, etc. Avoid heavy or strenuous weight lifting as this causes a spike in blood pressure. Check with your doctor for safe exercises for your particular condition.
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
Dr. Bennett Werner answered
44 years experience Cardiology
Avoid isometrics: Exercise that involves walking and running dilates blood vessels and actually lowers BP after the exercise is finished. All exercise raises BP during the activity but this can be excessive in weight lifting and other isometrics.
Answered on Apr 29, 2018
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