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SHANNON4481's Photo SHANNON4481 Posts: 11
7/24/09 9:11 P

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Hi, I have been on medication for high blood pressure and Heart palpitations, since I was 20 years old, and weighed about 110lbs. Become more aware of your body, and when tired, rest. Cold water in your face can slow down your heart rate, also the bare down method, just push like your having a baby. But always talk to your doctor, It is very important to keep your weight under control, most young people can heal high blood pressure! By the way Hi, I am Kris

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DELLAD2's Photo DELLAD2 Posts: 444
7/24/09 8:43 A

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I have found doing exercise that I stay calm doing has helped me keep my heart rate manageable. I have also reduces my caffeine and sugar intake, which helps. Good luck to you. emoticon

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7/22/09 10:55 A

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There's a series of SP articles called "Think You're Too Heavy to Exercise?" that might give you some tips and encouragement.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitn
ess_articles.asp?id=584

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitn
ess_articles.asp?id=587

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitn
ess_articles.asp?id=589

Another suggestion would be to get a pedometer. Wear it for a few days to find out how many steps you typically walk each day, then gradually increase your goal. There are lots of little moments in the day when you can add a few hundred steps, and it doesn't really feel like "Exercise". There's an article about that, too.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitn
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CMFARRA's Photo CMFARRA Posts: 602
7/20/09 12:31 A

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Start walking! If you're nervous make sure you have someone with you. If you can't find a buddy then make sure someone knows where you'll be and your walking route, take your cell phone. Of course, you'll be starting slow so you won't have a "walking route" yet! Just start by walking up and down your driveway or sidewalk a few times. If you're in an apartment building you can walk up and down the halls instead. If you can afford it, join a gym that way you'll have supervision. I wouldn't do any weight lifting yet, until you talk to your doctor. When people lift weights they have a tendency to hold their breath, which can increase bp. (so if you do lift weights, remember to breathe!) After you check with him, do some light weights - there's plenty of routines here on the site. You can use soup cans or water bottles to start with. You'll learn to read your body and know when to increase the weight. Good luck and welcome!

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LUANNAVSAPONARE Posts: 9
7/19/09 10:20 P

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Thanks everyone! I am on diuretic for my blood pressure. It's been about a month, and I haven't gone back to have a check up yet, because i was told it would take a little time. I do have heart palps. but i have only had one since ive been on these medicines. I was told to diet and stuff by my doctor and to do some exercise. I am just worried about having a heart attack or something:(. I am stressed and scared.

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7/19/09 9:41 P

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Definitely check with your doctor. Good luck with your goals!

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7/19/09 7:03 P

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Hello and Welcome to the team. You have received some good advice, I wish you well
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7/19/09 5:39 P

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I will 3rd that always check with your physician before starting any exercise program,My blood pressure has been fine since I started the medication.I asked my doctor about weight lifting and cardio, Treaddmill,LifeCycle,etc and he was fine with it told me the systolic nunber would go up and should lower after and said if I had any question s to call him,You will find a lot of good advice here and motivation here,Good Luck to you and have a nice Day.


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7/19/09 4:51 P

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I second that about you checking with your doctor. Exercise is important but it's always wise to check with your doctor no matter what your age.
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7/19/09 4:43 P

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I would check with your Doctor. My blood pressure is under control with meds. I see my Dr. at least once a year. He knows exactly what exercises I'm doing.

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7/19/09 4:34 P

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I am 22 years old and 250 lbs. I have high blood pressure and a high heart rate! Is it still safe to exercise?

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