I'd like to find out what relationship others have found, between their blood pressure and different kinds of exercise: long-term as well as short term effects. I'll go first: i have found that my bp is considerably lowered for a short time (a few hours i think: haven't investigated thoroughly) by doing something quite strenuous such as push-ups, chin-ups, or other weight-bearing exercise, to "failure": ie, you do it until you can't do another repetition. The effect seems to take place within minutes of the exercise. I haven't checked the effects of other forms of exercise on me, except to note that aerobic exercise seems to have little effect at all, at least in the short term. Oddly enough, the thing that seems to have the largest effect for me, is garlic.
Garlic has long been considered as a "traditional" treatment for hypertension. I would suggest that modern medications are much more effective.
Exercise does affect the blood pressure. The blood pressure changes from moment to moment. It is different lying down, sitting and standing, it affected by emotional reactions, eating, fatigue, etc. Blood pressure is normally somewhat different in the two arms.
I believe that regular physical exercise has an overall salutary effect on blood pressure, but the effects are modest.
Please keep in mind that I am unable to diagnose medical conditions online.
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