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I am hypertensive, can I join a Gym ?

I am hypertensive from 5 years..my doctor suggested for some exerscise..i am planning to join in gym..after that will my bloodpressure will be low ?
Wed, 21 Oct 2009
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I think aerobic exercises are better than gym exercises for hypertension. aerobic exercises can be done in home only, its advantages, it also reduces cholesterol also.
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I think for you gym is not suitable. You can do simple walking or swimming. Since you have high BP i donot think it is wise plan to go to gym
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Piyush Pandey's  Response
I think aerobic exercises are better than gym exercises for hypertension. aerobic exercises can be done in home only, its advantages, it also reduces cholesterol also.
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Doctor suggested exercises, not gym. Ask him if you are fit to join gym and whether it will help you for BP. Why take chances???

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