High Blood Pressure

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a silent killer. Anyone who is in boxing training needs to pay heed to this.

I was truly blindsided when I was diagnosed with diabetes, but I had a feeling that I wouldn't dodge a high blood pressure bullet because the condition runs rampant in my family. Fortunately, exercise helps lower high blood pressure. It improves blood circulation, helps the heart, and helps with relaxation and reliving stress.

But be mindful of feeling overly fatigued during boxing training. If there is shortness of breath, reduce the activity or stop doing it for awhile. Do the same if experiencing dizziness or weakness.

Don't ignore pain symptoms, either. If the pain continues, especially if it's chest pain, see a doctor immediately.

Sometimes, high blood pressure goes hand in hand with other health conditions, such as diabetes.

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