Originally Posted by at8once102
... All we know is I have high blood pressure. 165/90 on average.
That is not a healthy blood pressure. Does your blood pressure run this high all day long? Is it higher during the evening hours rather than during the morning hours?
Do you drink a lot of coffee, tea, soda or energy drinks? Eat chocolate? Do you eat a lot of snacks?
I'm wondering if I'm allowed to lift weights?
Only a competent medical professional can answer this question. Buts.... just to give you an example...
I am 70. I have Heart Failure, Permanent Atrial Fibrillation and problems with all four of my heart valves. My heart NEVER wants to beat correctly.
My daily exercise program consists of two 30 minute power walks, six minutes on my stepper, 12 minutes on my exercise bike, 120 full pushups, 300 weight curls, 100 weight side lifts, 150 weight lifts and 150 deep knee bends. My last echocardiogram showed improvements in my failed heart, including improvements to my heart valves. So... exercise can be healthy and safe if done under the right medical supervision and care.