Thinking of starting jogging to help with my high blood pressure, I’m only 40 and have a reading of 140/105 has anyone else taken up jogging to help with HBP and have they had good results? Bearing in mind that at the moment I couldn’t run for a bus so I’m a complete beginner! 🙈
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Hi, i run 2 - 3 times a week and also walk about 4 miles a day. My BP is still high, sometimes about 180/100 other times its about 130/80. I'm on medication, would like to come off it, but the exercise doesn't improve mine to the extent that it's gone. However i do believe if i stopped the running altogether my BP would be much worse. Good luck.
Its strange how it fluctuates. Mine can be quite high in the morning. I came off meds once but it went scarily high and got bad headaches. I've also an under active thyroid and think both go hand in hand. Would rather not have to take pills for BP, my running been affected by them, used to have plenty of puff, but struggle now.
I was diagnosed about 10 months ago, BP 180/110 and given amlodipine, lost 3 st, and was getting 125/80. Put weight back on, now taking losartan 50mg to go with the amlodipine. BP tends to be 135/90. However when I go spinning at the gym, and after an hours rest, BP is 115/75, which is where it stays for a few hours.
30 minutes of a good sweat is enough to lower my BP - if I can lose the weight again this summer, I might lose the losartan - which gives me quite bad side effects.