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Does Vigorous Exercise Increase Blood Pressure?

Can increased exercise cause high blood pressure? “Exercise Hypertension” Occurs When Cells Can’t “Relax,” Hopkins Researchers Find. So-called “exercise hypertension,” an abnormally high spike in blood pressure experienced by generally healthy people during a workout, is a known risk factor for permanent and serious high blood pressure at rest.

What exercises should be avoided with high blood pressure? Though exercise is good for high blood pressure, exercising with high blood pressure isn’t always safe.