Generally, exercise can help control your blood pressure. If high blood pressure is staring you in the face, exercise can even assist lower it.
According to Cleveland Clinic, exercising frequently helps manage your weight keeps your heart healthy, and decreases stress. Furthermore, bringing exercise into your lifestyle, along with consuming a healthy diet, may help lower your blood pressure and prevent more serious medical conditions. High blood pressure can result in stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and even kidney issues.
Thus, if you are ready to start exercising, make sure to be aware of a few things in mind, such as;
You have to be careful about your breathing. Ensure you are not holding your breath as you work out or doing a breathing method known as the Valsalva maneuver.
Another thing to know is to incorporate a 5 to 10 minutes warmup and cool down. For instance, you can ride a bike, walk on the treadmill, walk around a track or take a stroll around your neighborhood to warm up or cool down. By warming up and cooling down, you may equally avoid a drastic change in blood pressure. It equally allows your body to acclimate to exercise by aiding a gradual increase in heart rate and breathing at the start of the activity.
Immediately you stop exercising, try to cool down. Because if you do not cool down, it can result in lower blood pressure. Your heart is still beating fast and your blood vessels are dilated, and this can result in venous pooling in your legs.
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