Is it good to walk while my blood pressure is high?

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Is it good to walk while my blood pressure is high, currently I am reading 150/95 and taking Amlodipine 5mg daily.  

I want to walk, but I need to make sure if it is safe to walk while my pressure is high?

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    I was told by the gp to stop going to the gym when mine was high. I also am taking Amlodipine 5mg for 3months now. Would love to start the gym again but it scares me a bit now not sure what I should be doing
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    I checked with my GP when I was 145/95,  he told me if I am not feeling dizziness,  I can walk a bit.   

    I  did walk 1.5km today,  and feeling ok ☺

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    Hi. My readings were similar to yours and I took it upon myself to walk briskly for 30mins every day. I combined this with diet and other "life style" changes. See my thread called Lifestyle Changes to lower BP. Please be careful though, it is always best to get the OK from your GP first.
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    That's not high compared to many of us here! Is that reading your daily average or your high for the day.

    When my hypetension was first found it was 210/110. They did various tests that day but said thsat my BP was too high to do a stress ECG with me on the treadmill.

    They gave me  Amlodipine  and Atenolol and said to come back in four days.It was then 168/80 and I did the treadmill test.

    Now fourteen years later if I considered your level to be high I would never go anywhere. This morning it was 168/91 at 3.30 after being out walking, shopping and dragging a heavy shopping trolley home it was 119/57 My daily average over the month is usually 149/77

    Exercise and sexercise are good for you.

     

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    Yes its the worry and the fear of putting it up that actually puts it up you know...It goes down after excercise because 30 mins get rid of the stress and we feel amazing  
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