First of all, thanks for taking the time to read my post and some really nice members on here too Keep up the good work!
I have been diagnosed with high blood pressure (150/102) and been requested to come back to see the doctor to take blood pressure tablets in a couple of weeks. I was too scared to take blood pressure tablets, as I have young kids and have been told once you start taking the medication it is a downward spiral from then onward.....
I've never really exercised all my life and/or eaten healthy. I've really enjoy eating take away's and actually love them, KFC, McDonalds, Indian takeaways etc etc.... I wish I could be like one of those people who their chin up and say how unhealthy takeaways are, but I unfortunately love them and for me they are super delicious.
I went into the GP 3 weeks ago weighing in as 103kg and go scared regarding the blood pressure tablets as both my parents are unhealthy with high blood pressure, so started excising and eating healthy so my blood pressure has dropped with my weight which is now 98kg.
Sorry about my long post, but my question is that the NHS BMI calc and bodytrax machine at the gym says I'm 28kg or 4 stone(ish) over weight. I normally alternate a 2 hour (cardio) exercise everyday at the gym, either 2 hour swim, on 1 hour run and 1 hour uphill walk everyday at the gym as I have found out i have a high stamina range, as someone who was never interested in exercising or sport. Is this too much or excessive exercise in too short a space of time? Or is there no such thing as too much exercise? I was thinking once my blood pressure and BMI get down to safe levels i cold gradually reduce the exercise to bare minimum enough to stop any future weight gain..... but don't really know what I am doing and just trying this method as too shy to approach people as I have a big belly & feel so over weight.....
thanks for reading anyway & cheers for any tips!!!! good luck to everyone in your weight loss and healthy lifestyle goals!!!