Submitted by Dr T on February 29, 2012 – 9:46am
Your blood pressure (BP) is fine! In order to meet the increased blood demand that occurs with exercise, your heart has to pump faster and harder, pushing more blood into the fixed space of your arteries. Thus, all physical activity increases blood flow and . Because arteries cannot expand very much to accommodate this extra blood, the blood pressure will rise temporarily.
A healthy lifestyle (which includes regular exercise will help your BP stay at normal levels.
Hope this helps,