When people engage in aerobic activities, their hearts are forced to pump blood faster than normal. The result is a high systolic blood pressure. Although blood pressure during exercise should be less than 200 mm Hg, blood pressure above that level can lead to heart problems. Here are some tips for lowering your systolic blood pressure during physical activity. If you’re an exercise enthusiast, keep reading to find out how you can lower your blood pressure during workouts.
The response to exercise is highly dependent on peripheral resistance. People with severe heart disease and documented cardiovascular conditions are likely to have an exaggerated systolic blood pressure. Exaggerated systolic blood pressure during exercise is an indicator of future hypertension. Moreover, extensive elevation of systolic blood pressure during exercise increases the risk of myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular stroke, and cardiovascular death.
The response to exercise systolic blood pressure was associated with an increased risk of adverse outcomes. However, this association was more pronounced in younger individuals. This finding is in contrast with studies involving individuals with a lower response to exercise. A systolic blood pressure response during exercise is a significant predictor of incident MI. In addition, the study of exercise-induced hypotension in diverse racial populations was able to demonstrate the association between exercise-induced hypotension and cardiovascular mortality.
Excess body weight, smoking, and caffeine can all increase systolic blood pressure during exercise. Those with high-intensity exercise can experience elevated systolic blood pressure, which may lead to atherosclerosis. If left untreated, this can lead to heart attacks. When exercise blood pressure reaches dangerous levels, it is important to stop the exercise and wait until the level is normal.