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italiangranny posted:
I am almost 60 years old and I take 50mg of Atenolol per day for about a year and a half now. I always had low blood pressure and altogether it went sky high. I have started a weight loss program since I am 50lbs overweight. I would like to know if it is safe to exercise. I am doing walking at the moment 20 to 30 minutes per day and have lost 15lbs, but I would like to up my cardio vascular exercise in order to lose a little quicker. It has taken me 4 months to lose 15lbs and it becomes discouraging since I am so committed.
Please let me know what your advice is for me. Sincere thanks, Maria
Amelia_WebMD_Staff responded:
Wow! Great job with your weight loss and taking action with your health. Has your doctor advised you against any sort of exercise?

Normally, exercise and a healthy diet only help those suffering from high blood pressure, but if there is another concern that you may have, please make sure to reach out to your physician before taking on too much.

Here are three helpful articles for maintaining healthy lifestyle choices to fight high blood pressure. I hope that they help!

WebMD HPB, Diet, Exercise, and Better Sex:

WebMD Hypertension: Treatment & Care Guide:

WebMD Lowering BP Slideshow: Tips on Exercise:

Best of health and happiness to you in 2011! Take care :)
Best Wishes! Amelia

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