Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Friday, August 27, 2010 Eddie, Community Member, asks

Q: Does you blood pressure stay up for a little while after starting to exercise. I mean even in the evening when you exercise in the morning? More details in the optional sectone

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I am a 34 YOA WM 6 1 227lbs,smoker no significant medical problems been really lucky medically. My family has had some very significant cardiac history. My father's first child from his first marriage died at six from a cardiac condition at 6yoa unsure of the exact cause (way before I was born). My brother from my parents had to have a by pass surgery at 6. The used his left subclavian artery to by pass part of his aorta stenosis. From my mother's first marriage she had a son that had to have heart surgery also. I am not clear way. I have had no cardiac problems. I have decided to start exercising and I am going to stop smoking. This week starting Tuesday (today is Friday) starting walking for 45 minutes every day. I could not really get my Heart Rate up for the first 2 days. So I decided to sprint for about a 1/8 of a mile after about 3/4 of a mile walked. So I walked 3/4 mile sprinted about 1/8 then walking another 3/4 then sprinted again 1/8. then walking another 3/4 for cool down. Went about 3 miles total. I have also started nursing school 2nd semester. Last semester my BP was about 125/70 that was in around march. I took my blood pressure last night and it was 150/70 after being in bed for 30 minutes. This morning when I woke up it was about 150/70 + pulse was between 85-95 both times. My questions is does a person blood pressure go up and stay up when first starting a exercise program for a little while or should it return to normal. I regret not taking my bp before I started exercising. I exercise in the morning. I know it was long but wanted you to have the whole story. thanks in advance
Answer This
Answers (2)
8/28/10 2:29pm

Hi Eddie,

 

I agree, I wish you had monitored your blood pressure prior to starting an exercise routine. However, it's unlikely your elevated blood pressure is due to the physical activity. If I had to guess, I'd say your levels were high prior to starting the exercise.

 

Check out this post - Low Blood Pressure After Exercise

 

I encourage you to consult with your physician, stick with your exercise routine (which will help you lower blood pressure levels), and take additional steps to lower blood pressure - High Blood Pressure: 9 Steps to Rein in Skyrocketing Numbers

 

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

7 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

Reply
Dr. TAMallick, Community Member
11/ 9/12 1:51pm

Simply maintaining helth, walk half an hour or one mile is enough. A research report told us that walking speed should 100 steps per minute.

Reply
Answer This

Important:
We hope you find this general health information helpful. Please note however, that this Q&A is meant to support not replace the professional medical advice you receive from your doctor. No information in the Answers above is intended to diagnose or treat any condition. The views expressed in the Answers above belong to the individuals who posted them and do not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media. Remedy Health Media does not review or edit content posted by our community members, but reserves the right to remove any material it deems inappropriate.

By Eddie, Community Member— Last Modified: 11/09/12, First Published: 08/27/10