Our expert says:
The drop in BP is normal, though sometimes it's more than it should be. The reason it drops is that BP depends on how constricted your blood vessels are, and when you start training, your vessels dilate. So, when you measure BP after, they're still more dilated, and that makes BP lower. DURING exercise, it can increase, because your heart is pumping harder, and this is the other side of BP. So you get both responses, which makes BP relatively constant DURING training (unless your arteries and veins fail to dilate, in which case exercise makes BP go up - this is a risky situation).
So don't worry too much, as long as it doesn't drop so much that you get light-headed, this is a good thing. Exercise is a actually a really good way to treat BP problems.
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