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    Is exercise dangerous if I have high blood pressure?

    I have high blood pressure and I want to do something about it other than simply taking a pill. Is it safe for me to exercise?
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    Chris Fonda

    Dietitian, Nutritionist, Sports Dietitian

    As an Accredited Sports Dietitian, APD and athlete (springboard diver), Chris has both professional and personal experience in sport at the sub-elite and elite level.Chris … View Profile

    It is important that you visit your doctor or GP before undertaking any form of exercise as physical activity can raise your blood pressure. Resistance training does this the most. Cardio training can raise your blood pressure, especially if you're a heavy sweater.  The key is to start off with light exercise and once your blood pressure is under control, then you can increase your intensity.

    An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) is well qualified to help you get an exercise regime tailored for your needs.

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