In recent times about 25% of the world’s population has been suffering from high blood pressure and the number is increasing drastically because of our uncontrolled living style and food habits. Every year it is the reason for about 10 million deaths worldwide. This is considered a risk factor for different types of cardiovascular or heart disorders, major organ failure, and other diseases. Hypertension or hypotension cannot be cured but can be controlled and with controlled blood pressure, a person can easily lead a healthy life without any other diseases. For living a healthy life and having normal blood pressure, doctors always recommend their patients eat healthily and do some exercise every day. Everyday exercise is very helpful to lower your blood pressure and keep the heart healthy and strong.  

Does exercise increase your blood pressure?

Like our other body muscles, our heart also works fast during exercise. At that time our body needs a lot of oxygen in a short amount of time and that’s why our heart beat fast and pumps blood rapidly. And because of the rapid blood pumping compared with the normal state, our blood pressure increases instantly. However, it is shown that the blood pressure becomes normal in a few minutes. According to the doctors, if we sit quietly for five minutes after exercise our heart starts pumping normally and as a result our blood pressure also comes down to a normal range.

Dangers of exercising with high blood pressure

Though it is a very good habit for any individual to exercise regularly for the heart and other parts of the body. But with hypertension patients, doctors always recommend them to start an exercise program after taking the advice. As hypertension patients don’t need to do any intensive exercise to control their BP. Doctors and healthcare providers always encourage them to do light exercise every day for 30 minutes. They also advise, for better results patients should be doing the exercises continuously.  

What exercises should be done or avoided with blood pressure?

As has been said earlier, doctors advise patients to do light exercises and avoid high-intensity exercises in order to control their blood pressure. Examples include walking, rope skipping, jogging, swimming, cycling, and high- or low-impact aerobics & water aerobics are the best light exercise. And exercises such as weightlifting, any exercises that need to be high-intensity workouts or exercises that require a sudden change of body position need to be avoided for hypertension patients

How can blood pressure in the body be affected by exercise?

Blood pressure management requires a healthy and planned life rather than lots of medicine. A healthy lifestyle carries much more important values than any other things like expensive medicines and all and a healthy life requires good food habits and exercise. By exercising continuously, similar to every other muscle in the body, the heart gets stronger and becomes more efficient at pumping blood. Though there are many benefits of exercising it may cause some temporary effects on low or high blood pressure patients. It is known to people that exercise can increase your blood pressure but sometime in hypotension, it can lower your blood pressure too. If patients are taking some anti-anxiety or anti-depressant medicine or have diabatic or any other heart problem or are dehydrated they can face low blood pressure problems. The problem includes shallow breathing, dizziness, fainting, blurry vision, etc. On the other hand, hypertension patients can face some issues too. For instance, chest pain, back pain, vomiting, breath shortness, etc because of elevated blood pressure.

For both hypertension and hypotension patients doing exercise every day is the best choice to lead a healthy life. Though there are some health issues patients will face for the first time after they continuously do the exercises it will be pretty beneficial for them in the long run. According to doctors, Doing exercise every day and tracking your blood pressure every day can reduce the possibilities of many health problems, particularly cardiovascular problems.