“Exercising regularly contributes to lower blood pressure,” Dr. Chandra says. “However, we recommend avoidance of moderate-high intensity exercise if blood pressure is expected to rise above 190 mmHg at peak exercise.”
What type of exercise is best for high blood pressure?
Some examples of aerobic exercise that can help lower blood pressure include walking, jogging, cycling, swimming or dancing. Another possibility is high-intensity interval training. This type of training involves alternating short bursts of intense activity with periods of lighter activity.
Is it OK to exercise when blood pressure is high?
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.
What exercises should clients with hypertension avoid?
Walking, cycling, and swimming are all good activities to elevate the heart rate safely. Avoid naturally intense exercises and sports. This includes things like heavy weightlifting, sprinting, and many team sports that get the heart rate pounding, like tennis or basketball.