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needhealing777 11-16-2004 06:38 PM

Safe bp when exercising?
What is considered to be safe BP when exercising..I know it elevates, but how high can it go without it being dangerous?

zuzu8 11-16-2004 07:37 PM

Re: Safe bp when exercising?

Not sure of your gender but I've heard that in [B]women[/B], the systolic blood pressure (top number) should not increase more than [B]60 points[/B] above their baseline....OR above 190, [I]whichever one is lower[/I].

Let's say your resting systolic blood pressure is 120. Your peak blood pressure should not increase above 180 while exercising.

I would imagine this should apply to men as well.

zuzu xx

Rick7799 11-17-2004 07:21 AM

Re: Safe bp when exercising?
Zulu, you are exactly right. I did a stress test sometime ago and they monitor the blood pressure continually. It started out at 120/80. He took me to my maximum heart rate and it peaked at 180/80. He said that was perfectly normal.

naes 11-17-2004 05:00 PM

Re: Safe bp when exercising?
I did a little test the other day. I got my HR up to 175 then tested my BP and it was 138/74 and before I started the exertion it was around 117/74. My max HR is 203.

zuzu8 11-17-2004 06:24 PM

Re: Safe bp when exercising?
I'd say you're in good shape Naes!

naes 11-17-2004 07:34 PM

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Thanks zuzu! (I don't exercise much, though :|) I have 138/74 when being nervous! :P It's really amazing how much emotions affect BP.

naes 11-17-2004 07:40 PM

Re: Safe bp when exercising?
Yes, I'm 17. No medication heh. I don't think doctors would put someone my age on meds. At the paticular time of exercise, that's all my body figured I needed for pressure.

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