Working Out with High Blood Pressure

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Can you exercise your high blood pressure away? Yes! But there are a few important safety tips to know before you begin.
Air Date: 5/21/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Tom Holland, MS
tom holland 1Tom has a Master's Degree in Exercise Science and Sports Psychology. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association [NSCA-CSCS] and has also been certified by the American College of Sports Medicine [ACSM] the American Council on Exercise [ACE], the National Academy of Sports Medicine [NASM] and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America [AFAA]. Tom is a Level-3 coach with USA Cycling and is a member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. He is based in CT. He is the author of several fitness books including Beat the Gym.
Working Out with High Blood Pressure
According to the CDC, 67 million American adults have high blood pressure.

That is one in every three of us - 33%.

Why should you be concerned? Well, having high blood pressure greatly increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, the first and third leading causes of death in the United States.

Exercise can help lower blood pressure but if you have hypertension what do you need to know before beginning a workout plan?

Special guest, Tom Holland, MS, joins the discussion and gives you the lowdown on exercising with high blood pressure.