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Old May 12th, 2013, 11:15 PM   #1
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Default Blood Pressure Whilst Exercising

So, doing my personal morning aerobics session. Though I'd try out my new BP monitor to measure my heart rate.

Worrying though, it read my BP as 266/170! Now, it's only a cheap crappy wrist monitor, and being used whilst dancing around a bit, so I'd trust it about as far as I'd kick it under these conditions. Though I was careful to hold it at heart level, I'm not panicking over this reading.

Heart rate was 118 FWIW. (Yeah I know, gotta go harder here)

Resting BP is around 115/75 rate=60bpm

But I was wondering if anyone here has had their BP accurately measured whilst exercising before, and what reading you had? A quick google doesn't turn up any normal numbers.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 01:15 AM   #2
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Exercise causes a drop in BP. As your body trys to increase blood flow to supply muscles with oxygen- the vessels in your body increase in size which decreases blood pressure.

There may be a point where BP is highest just before your body starts to get into an aerobic state though. I'm really not sure on how BP varies as you exercise aside from it will cause a drop at some point.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 01:33 AM   #3
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When you start exercising, the systolic pressure should increase gradually. The working muscles require more oxygen during exercise. Increased demand for oxygen exerts pressure on the cardiovascular system as it tries to deliver more and more oxygen (blood). The diastolic pressure should not increase during exercise, it should stay around 80, or may decrease slightly. Dilation of blood vessels in the working muscles helps maintain the normal levels of BP. When blood vessels lose their flexibility, the pressure increases abnormally.

So 266/170 at work
115/75 at rest

hmmm, either your vessels have frozen in "time space" or your device is malfunctioning, I think it's malfunctioning

My bp device wants to be used while at rest, no chart available for while at work...
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Old May 13th, 2013, 01:45 AM   #5
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Ignore it. Never use it again. Go and talk with your doc about concerns with high BP. Ask them about skating. When they tell you it's a great source of low impact aerobic exercise and support skating enthusiastically (like mine does) and they test you and you are fine, leave it there. Done. Enjoy!
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Old May 13th, 2013, 01:49 AM   #6
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Ignore it. Never use it again. Go and talk with your doc about concerns with high BP. Ask them about skating. When they tell you it's a great source of low impact aerobic exercise and support skating enthusiastically (like mine does) and they test you and you are fine, leave it there. Done. Enjoy!
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Yes, as I (and everyone else) suspected that reading was complete bollocks.

Sat down in the middle of my routine this morning and got 113/76 @ 145bpm, so yeah I'm not dying of arteriosclerosis just yet

Thanks for your input.
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Yes, I echo the above. You're supposed to hold very still with those. My mom's wrist type BP instrument will tweet at you, and start over if you so much as move a muscle.

113/76 = perfect
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