Is it OK to exercise with high blood pressure?
Is it safe to exercise if you have high blood pressure? For most people, the answer is yes. If you have high blood pressure, you should be able to be more active quite safely. But to be on the safe side, it’s always a good idea to speak to your doctor or nurse before you start any new physical activity.
Can exercise lower blood pressure immediately?
Exercise lowers blood pressure by reducing blood vessel stiffness so blood can flow more easily. The effects of exercise are most noticeable during and immediately after a workout. Lowered blood pressure can be most significant right after you work out.
What exercises should be avoided with high blood pressure?
If you have high blood pressure, you should avoid physical activity that requires sudden bursts of activity or strain as these may increase the risk of arterial rupture, heart attack, or stroke. Activities to avoid include weight lifting, playing squash, and sprinting, as well as skydiving and SCUBA diving.