Exercising with high blood pressure
Getting fit isn't just good for your waistline. It could also help you to cope better with any medical problems you are experiencing.
The good news is that incorporating exercise into your life is easier than you might think. There are several specific, simple exercises you can do, which will help you stay on top of your condition. It is important to consult a doctor or healthcare professional before making any changes to your exercise routine.
If you're worried that doing exercise will push your blood pressure up, then think again.
While it's true that your blood pressure will rise slightly during aerobic exercise such as swimming, cycling or brisk walking, in the longer term regular physical activity can help you keep your blood pressure on an even keel.
You should always consult your doctor or your practice nurse, if you've never exercised before, or have any concerns.