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Does jogging help with HBP

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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I have been told by a consultant that jogging lowers BP but they do not know why....

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Hi . Don't worry if u can't jog in beginning. No issue. First u start by walk . then brisk walk. Then short duration very low speed run according to ur capacity and then gradually increase it. It will definetly have good effect on ur bp.

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Brisk walking for me is better and gentler to my skeletal system. Some studies have proven that walking is better; However if one prefers jogging.... I do yoga as well and incorporate visualization quite a bit for self healing.

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Hi thanks for your reply, yoga is something I want to get into but there are no classes where I live and I honestly wouldn’t know where to start as I’ve never done it before

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HI Jamie, you can download an app from your tablet or phone. Beginning yoga will Be good for you. I started with just simple stretches.

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Thanks! Ive been watching a few videos on YouTube but I’ve been looking for a good app that you don’t need to pay for 😃

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Exercise is always linked with lowering BP but haven’t read research...however it’s not s panacea and there are no guarantees... why don’t you track your bp and jog/walk say x3 weekly for 20 min + and see what the results are ... ?

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Hey thanks for your advice everyone! Just recently downloaded the couch to 5k app and joined a gym! Would much rather lower my BP this way than being on meds for the rest of my life! 😀

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I agree.

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Hi . definitely it will help u . all d best. Keep informed us with our progress. Gud luck. And please keep check on our diet also.

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Thankyou, I’ve also joined a gym, I’ve noticed my blood pressure has come down dramatically in the mornings but still getting reading of 141/95 in the evening

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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.

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Hi, mine has come down quite a bit in the morning, I used to get readings of 144/98 first thing in the morning but now it 117/77 roughly, it’s jusy at night time that I can’t get it down, it’s normally 145/95 I have come off my meds though

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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.

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I may have kidney problems, I’m waiting to see a specialist and apparently that can cause high blood pressure, I also suffer from anxiety which doesn’t help the situation 🙈

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Hi. R u doing cardio or weight lifting in d gym? And how many days ago u had started d gym? Anxiety is also a reason for high bp. Those who are more emotional more anxious prone to bp.

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I just do fat burning in the gym, usually 30 mins on the cross trainer and 30 mins on the spinning bike, I started about 3 weeks ago, I do weights at home but only 5kg to tone my arms really, I am quite an emotional person, my girls call me a stress head lol 😂

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Did your doctor advise you to come off your meds?

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I discussed it with my doctor first as I was on ramipril for about a month and it gave me a really tickly throat, he said it was fine but I have to monitor my BP daily and go back to see him in a few weeks

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Good. Bp person should avoid weight lifting. Cardio is best for bp. I think u must be using dumbbells at home for arm exercise.why don't u left dumbbells for a week or two and see our bp.

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And don't u use treadmill? Its also a good option for cardio.

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I’m rubbish on the treadmill, I do quite a lot of walking to as I don’t drive, I walk about 5 miles a day with work and dropping my children off at school..to be honest I don’t really do the weights that often I was thinking maybe I should do them more but I’ll cut back on them

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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.

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