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Should I avoid certain exercises if I have high blood pressure?

If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you must consult your physician to learn about the physical activities suitable to you. Individuals with high blood pressure may need to avoid any exercise that is very intensive for short periods of time, such as sprinting or weightlifting. These activities will raise your blood pressure rapidly and place an unwanted strain on your heart and blood vessels. However, it is important to know that exercise regulates blood pressure and making it a regular habit can even help lower your blood pressure. Some recommended exercises to lower blood pressure are moderate or brisk walking, stationary cycling, and swimming. You can learn more about blood pressure response to training here.
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