It’s safe to exercise if you’re at risk for high blood pressure (previously called prehypertension) or with high blood pressure (hypertension). In fact, regular exercise can help you keep your blood pressure in check.
If you’re at risk for or have hypertension, speak to your doctor about the safest way to exercise. This may involve:
- using medication to lower your blood pressure
- choosing moderate activities
- working up to daily exercise
If you’re concerned about your blood pressure, you can monitor it before, during, and after your workout.