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Is it dangerous to exercise intensely if you have high blood pressure?

Is it dangerous to exercise intensely if you have high blood pressure?
I know I should probably ask my doctor this, but I don't have any known heart defects or anything. I'm only 22 but have high blood pressure because of being over weight and probably my PCOS has contributed too, is it dangerous for me to do more exercise than walking before getting my heart used to regular activiy?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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Anyone that hasn't exercised must start out at a small pace. First you need to warm up before doing anything. Jumping into an exercise just puts a strain on the heart all of a sudden. You want to start out slow, then slowly work your pace up for awhile then walk at one pace for 10-15 minutes and then cool down before stopping. Do this for several days and then slowly work yourself up to a faster pace into a slow jog if you want. You are also right about going to your doctor before starting any exercise routine, even walking. After his okay just remember to warm up and cool down when exercising. This way your muscles won't cramp and remember your heart is the largest muscle we have. Good luck with your exercising and God Bless
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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