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  • 27 days ago

    RE: Elevated heart rate and blood pressure

    Start in small chunks. Upon completion of graduate school along with a 55 hour per week stress management job and 3 children activities to attend, I ballooned 60 lbs. My physician wanted me to go on bp and cholesterol meds. I asked for one year. Reluctantly he agreed. I started off with 20 minutes walking on the treadmill and light weights. The weight came off very slowly and I had to make some diet changes. Finally I began to see results after three months. Then I began to enjoy exercise and started increasing activity. I found the exercise also relieved any work, family, stress. I weigh less now than high school, no medications, and a couple of half-irons completed - but I did do some damage to my cardio system before I made the changes. The earlier you get the habit of daily exercise, the better off you are in your 40s, 50s, 60s, etc. The first 3 months is hard but after that you will look forward to your exercise time.
  • 26 days ago

    RE: Elevated heart rate and blood pressure

    Every little bit will add up. So don't try to do it all at once. One little bit at a time, cut out carby things and add something green and leafy. And every 5 minutes you add of exercise, the better off you will be. I know you're busy, but if you watch a tv show, take regular 'commercial' breaks and you can easily add up 15 minutes at a time of some movement or stretching. Do these little tiny things with more frequency and you will lose weight and lower both your bp and anxiety (exercise helps). Best of luck to you