High Blood Pressure and exercise
Is it safe to do intense workouts with hypertension?
I am a 26 years old male. I am overweight. I use to be an athlete but discontinued for about 6 years. In the meantime, I developed hypertension. Since last year (about 7 months now) I am taking medication, namely 10 milligrams of losartan on the morning.
Recently I started sports again (karate - requires rigorous workouts) I lost some weight and am feeling better after a month of training but a doctor friend told me that I should avoid doing intense cardio because of the hypertension issue.
Stats - BP is 130/85-90 now (after talking pill), use to be 140/90-100 before I resumed working out.
Weight 82KG; Height 5'6"