Did it! I walked on the treadmill for an hour.
I start the morning with a 6-minute routine. Three minutes of basic Yoga moves the child’s pose, down dog pose, upward dog pose, cat-cow pose, and warrior pose. Then three minutes of old fashioned situps. When the gym is not open, or I don’t feel like going to the gym, I repeat this routine throughout the day and add either a 10 minute lower or upper body workout. I am not always diligent and often forget.
Pre-exercise BP 114/84; HR 73. Post-exercise BP 121/89; HR 80.
Average HR 89; Maximum HR 103
Normal BP is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure is BP 130/80 and higher. Those numbers have come down quite a bit over the years. It used to be 140/90, and before that, it was 160/90. Reducing stress, finding ways to relax, and exercising are some of the best ways to lower blood pressure. Reducing salt intake, maintaining a healthy diet, and losing weight are also critical non-pharmacological ways of decreasing blood pressure. If you have a family history of high blood pressure, check it at least twice a year, even if your pressure remains normal.
What exercise did you do today?