For years I have had border line high blood pressure. I have been around 130 over 85 for years which hasn’t been high enough to put me on medication, but high enough to be worried about. I’m happy to report that my latest doctor’s visit which was to get checked out for flu, or sinus infection, returned my lowest weight in several years and a bp of 122 over 78. I nearly cried. In fact, I had the Doc check the PA’s work to make sure it wasn’t some flukey number and she got the same numbers as the PA.
I attribute my lower blood pressure to playing tennis again. Since the beginning of June I have been playing tennis 3-4 times per week and have gotten back into a little better shape than I had been for quite a few years. Tennis is a great sport and with playing it as often as I was it is definitely helping me get my body and health back.
So for anyone out there worried about your health – ie high blood pressure – my recommendation is to play tennis. Or at the very least start exercising. It is worth it.