- Ten minutes of brisk or moderate walking three times a day.
- Thirty minutes a day of biking or stationary cycling, or three 10-minute blocks of cycling.
- Desk treadmilling or pedal pushing.
- Weight training.
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.
Can drinking water lower blood pressure?
Something as simple as keeping yourself hydrated by drinking six to eight glasses of water every day improves blood pressure. Water makes up 73% of the human heart,¹ so no other liquid is better at controlling blood pressure.
When should you not exercise 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.