However, exercise can't be done for those with low blood pressure. Therefore, the effect caused after exercising is a decrease in blood pressure. That's what makes, sometimes, those with low blood pressure experience some symptoms, such as dizziness, lightheadedness and tingling after exercising.
However, it's not a reason not to exercise. Actually, staying regular exercises can make low blood pressure to be stable or normal. This is due to an increase in muscle strength and fitness of the heart and lungs. In addition, the heart's ability to pump oxygen-rich blood throughout the body becomes more efficient.
For those with low blood pressure can choose sport than can increase the strength of the heart and lung organs, so it can make it to normal, for example, swimming, brisk walking, rowing, jogging, cycling and pilates. In addition, you can also choose sport that can increase muscle strength, i.e. weight training with mild intensity and calisthenic exercises.
Likewise about the duration, in fact, there's no specific time limit for those with low blood pressure to exercise. To live healthy, it takes about 150 minutes per week to exercise. So, whether those with low blood pressure, normal, or high, should still meet that time.
However, what must be considered and the most important is the emphasis on the intensity of the sport. It's like starting sport with a proper warm-up session and raising the intensity slowly from low to moderate to high. Likewise, slow down the intensity slowly before actually stopping exercises.
Remember, don't jump to high-intensity sport and stop it all of a sudden. Therefore, it can cause symptoms of low blood pressure, such as dizziness, nausea, and even fainting.
In order to avoid the undesirable things when exercising, those with low blood pressure should pay attention to some important things:
1. Avoid exercises that cause posture changes, such as the lower head position of the heart, suddenly.
2. Make sure to drink enough water to avoid dehydration during exercise.
3. When you begin to feel dizzy, immediately sit or lie down until condition improves.