Blood Pressure & Exercising

May is National Blood Pressure Month! If high blood pressure is something that you deal with or something that you worry that you may have to deal with in the future. Instead of becoming reliant on blood pressure medication why not try out a more natural solution? Exercising, along with a healthy diet & lifestyle can help get your blood pressure under control.

Monitor your pulse before, during & after your workout. To properly control your blood pressure be sure you’re both warming up & cooling down. failure to do so can result in irregular heartbeats & lightheartedness. When you’re weight training always be sure to use caution as it can lead to an increase in blood pressure.

The normal response to exercise is an increase in you systolic blood pressure & you diastolic will generally stay lower. If you notice any irregular changes in your blood pressure be sure to consult your doctor. As always, you should consult your doctor before starting a new fitness routine.

Source: http://www.livestrong.com/article/499020-normal-blood-pressure-and-pulse-after-exercising/

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