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How does BP limit you physically and any direction in which we should go ?

How does BP limit you physically, and what can and can't you do (as in excersise)? JW. My dad has high BP, and he only walks (treadmill). Says it s all he s medically allowed to do. But he never increases the intesity fo his workout, he s been doing the same damn thing for a month now. I understand his time constrictions, but he s making no effort. He could possibly step up the speed a bit? or is that bad? He hasn t had a checkup since he started regular workouts. My mom and I tried to get him into yoga and pilates, but he s just not interested. Any direction in which we should go? or is his desicion up till now medically correct? Cheers @ sue: sorry if I pissed you off. lol. I realise it s his body, and he can do what he wants. But its mainly the fact taht he doesn t admit it. I KNOW, that he s a quitter. Im just trying to push him. Any personal trainer would do the same. probably more agressively. I do it more calmly, yet he doesnt listen. How is it that when parents push their unwilling kids to do better its for their own good but when its in reverse its a bad thing ?
Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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First of all you should check with his doctor whether he is permitted increasing levels of exercise. Only after that should you motivate him to do so. Otherwise you may be doing him more harm than good. His cardiac condition and BP should be under control before you push him further.
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