Exercise: Did It!

Did It! I walked 3 1/2 miles on the treadmill and did upper body weights for 10 minutes. It was incline day where I walked at a pace of 3.5 to 3.7 miles/hr at an incline of 2-15%. I almost let a phone call derail my entire routine, but I was determined to do something for myself.

Average HR 121; Maximum HR 138. Post-exercise BP 143/103 HR 92.
Over the weekend, BP was 114/80 HR 60. I am concerned, but I know before a week ago, post-exercise BP was normal. Again I believe it’s medication-related and will adjust my medication dose and see how it impacts the blood pressure.

Hypertension, during and after exercise, is a sign of potential cardiovascular disease and warrants further evaluation. Typically, exercise decreases both systolic and diastolic hypertension. One of the many reasons I exercise, so something is wrong. If we weren’t amid a pandemic, I would get evaluated, but we are. Besides, I am almost sure it’s medication-related and will see.

So, what exercise did you do today?


Author: Angela Grant

Angela Grant is a medical doctor. For 22 years, she practiced emergency medicine and internal medicine. She studied for one year at Harvard T. H Chan School Of Public Health. She writes about culture, race, and health.

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