Exercising With High Blood Pressure
By Mike Umberger
There are several disorders that can plague human existence and
a high blood pressure is undoubtedly one of them. In plain
terms, blood pressure is the force that is exerted by the blood
on the walls of its vessels. A high blood pressure arises due to
cardiovascular problems, when the heart finds it difficult to
pump sufficient blood into the vessels. There are drugs and
medicines that can reduce this or keep it in control, but most
often the effective treatment of this is through regular
A study shows that people with mild pressure have found
exercising to be a good way to keep the disorder at bay. Further
it has been found that people who lead a sedentary life stand a
greater risk of getting high blood pressure compared to those
who lead an active life. Exercising can also help in reducing
stress and hypertension which are potent causes of this ailment.
Although there are medicines that can ward off the problem to
some extent, they are often too expensive and may have harmful
side effects. Thus it is always a good idea to bring in changes
in your lifestyle and engage in fitness training as soon as you
are diagnosed with high blood pressure.
If you are not already into health and fitness, your first job
will be to get in touch with a fitness trainer who will be able
to guide you through the entire process. Of course you need to
get the permission of your doctor before that. Once you have the
trainer, you can start with exercises that will not to be too
exhausting for your body.
Aerobic exercises can be very effective. Walking, an aerobic
exercise has been found to be very effective in combating high
blood pressure. This is light on the body, doesn’t exhaust you
too much but works very well towards burning off extra fat from
your body. If your doctor allows you and you have a walking
program chalked out by your personal trainer, start off with
Apart from that you can also do a bit of cardio training under
the supervision of your personal trainer. This will contribute
towards increasing your heart beat rate and hence result in an
easy blood flow reducing the probability of a high blood
Regular exercising can yield multiple benefits if you are
suffering from an increased blood pressure. Some of them are:
When you workout you lose weight and your body stays active.
This facilitates better blood flow through the vessels.
Exercising improves and increases the strength of your heart.
This enables it pump more blood into the blood vessels thus
diminishing the risk of a high blood pressure to a considerable
It also helps in de-stressing. People suffering from
hypertension are more prone to high blood pressure, so getting
rid of stress is important if you want to ward off the same.
Exercising is the best way to achieve this goal.
So, having high blood pressure shouldn’t deter you from a
regular session of fitness training. Rather it should be a
compelling reason why you would want to maintain a healthy and
fit body. Keep the discussed points in mind and very soon you
will find your blood pressure dipping more than you had probably
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