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  • #16
    Originally posted by workinprogress View Post
    There are other meds you can take to control B/P also. Atenolol controls B/P via slowing you heart rate, as with any drug that ends is OLOL. Maybe if your B/P isn't controlled with diet and exercise you can talk to your doctor or pharmacist about other options that have fewer side effects.
    Thanks for the info, workinprogress! I'll check on that. Unfortunately I don't get to do some exercise I'd like to because of arthritis, so sprints are out, but I am doing what I can! Much stronger upper body, since that's what still has cartilage! (Knees don't.)
    Best--
    Kate

    Still Craving Pterodactyl--my Primal Blueprint blog

    70 is the new 50--without the hot flashes!

    Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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    • #17
      My Dad was able to get off of two BP meds and a heart medication by going Primal. I second what was said earlier about keeping a log and gradual weaning off by pill splitting.

      Dad now has BP that measures consistently at about 115/65 at the age of 86! Yay Primal!

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Kate Ruckman View Post
        Hey, good for you! What's HIT exercise? I'm doing some resistance training, love it. I find BP varies quite a bit, but not scarily so, at this point...I'm down to about 1/4 pill.
        High Intensity Training. I use a Concept II rowing machine in my garage. Before going Primal Light I would do 30 minutes of reasonable effort on the thing. Now I do 30 seconds flat out. Get my breath back and do it another twice. That's a minute and a half of HIT exercise. It can be done with no equipment by sprinting. I also read Body by Science and now do strength training once a week. This takes roughly 15 minutes to do seven exercises and move between bits of equipment. Then I wait three days to do the rowing, two days to the next rowing and that leaves two days before the strength training session.

        Apart from the BP being down, my pulse was about 60 when I started the HIT in early March. When I took BP to e-mail my doctor on Friday it hit 41 but it's usually mid to high 40ies. BP is now averaging 118/69 and I am happy with this progress and can eat grapefruit again. Weight is still coming off at about 6lbs per month. 203lbs this morning, down from 240lbs on March 7th. I reckon I'll be closing in my "look" by Christmas. Once I'm happy with that I can eat a bit more bacon (and other goodies), nuts and fruit as I am counting calories at present to keep myself on track.
        Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
          My Dad was able to get off of two BP meds and a heart medication by going Primal. I second what was said earlier about keeping a log and gradual weaning off by pill splitting.

          Dad now has BP that measures consistently at about 115/65 at the age of 86! Yay Primal!
          Paleobird, that's fantastic! Give my congrats to your dad...

          Mine's a bit higher than that, usually, but I'm okay with that. I've noticed an interesting thing, though, playing with my monitor. When I first walk over to my shed/studio in the morning it may be a bit higher, and once I journal or paint or sketch for a while it is consistently lower! Cool...so doing what you love does indeed help!
          Best--
          Kate

          Still Craving Pterodactyl--my Primal Blueprint blog

          70 is the new 50--without the hot flashes!

          Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Nigel View Post
            High Intensity Training. I use a Concept II rowing machine in my garage. Before going Primal Light I would do 30 minutes of reasonable effort on the thing. Now I do 30 seconds flat out. Get my breath back and do it another twice. That's a minute and a half of HIT exercise. It can be done with no equipment by sprinting. I also read Body by Science and now do strength training once a week. This takes roughly 15 minutes to do seven exercises and move between bits of equipment. Then I wait three days to do the rowing, two days to the next rowing and that leaves two days before the strength training session.

            Apart from the BP being down, my pulse was about 60 when I started the HIT in early March. When I took BP to e-mail my doctor on Friday it hit 41 but it's usually mid to high 40ies. BP is now averaging 118/69 and I am happy with this progress and can eat grapefruit again. Weight is still coming off at about 6lbs per month. 203lbs this morning, down from 240lbs on March 7th. I reckon I'll be closing in my "look" by Christmas. Once I'm happy with that I can eat a bit more bacon (and other goodies), nuts and fruit as I am counting calories at present to keep myself on track.
            Nigel, thanks for the info! Rowing machine sounds like a good solution. I can't sprint because I don't have much cartilage in my knees and they hurt like crazy if I even walk too much, but I DO have good upper body strength. I use my Thera-bands a lot. I'm sort of counting calories right now too, because I'm on a long plateau. Maybe my body thinks it should weigh 159, but I don't! (I'm short.)
            Best--
            Kate

            Still Craving Pterodactyl--my Primal Blueprint blog

            70 is the new 50--without the hot flashes!

            Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Kate Ruckman View Post
              Rowing machine sounds like a good solution.
              I like it because there's no impact on the feet/legs and I can do it sitting down!
              Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Nigel View Post
                I like it because there's no impact on the feet/legs and I can do it sitting down!
                Yes, that's what I'd need!
                Best--
                Kate

                Still Craving Pterodactyl--my Primal Blueprint blog

                70 is the new 50--without the hot flashes!

                Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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                • #23
                  By the way, I've mentioned here before, but I've found Thera-bands a great way to exercise (resistance training), since walking very far and certainly sprinting are out of the question for me! If I want it to be tougher, I double the bands...works great, I can speed up for my "sprint" or just do continuous movement, right in my own house. They I roll 'em up and tuck them in a basket--no floor space required!
                  Best--
                  Kate

                  Still Craving Pterodactyl--my Primal Blueprint blog

                  70 is the new 50--without the hot flashes!

                  Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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