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Exercises You Should Avoid If You Have Hypertension

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is characterised by a persistently elevated systolic (or "top number") blood pressure reading, as explained by WebMD. We can all agree that sedentary lifestyles and diets heavy in salt are to blame.

Most studies have shown that regular exercise is a great strategy to lower blood pressure and prevent hypertension from ever occurring. Because keeping to a healthy weight through exercise helps keep blood pressure down.

High blood pressure activities may help lower your risk, but there are a few I won't recommend since they put too much strain on the heart, as recommended by ClevelandClinic.

1. Sprinting

If you have high blood pressure, this is one of the dangerous workouts you should avoid.

Experts say that they can cause dangerously high blood pressure and additional strain on the cardiovascular system.

2. Weightlifting

You should exercise caution if you suffer from high blood pressure. The Cleveland Clinic warns against brief bursts of intense activity because of the potential for increased heart rate and blood pressure.

Other forms of exercise, such as walking, dancing, running, or swimming, are far safer to try if you have high blood pressure because they do not put as much strain on the heart.

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