Q:I’ve recently started working out (one of the more physical programs) and the other day I began to experience signs of energy loss, some dizziness, physical weakness, and fatigue. I’ve been feeling better since I quit the routine, but I wanted to ask if my blood pressure medication or my blood pressure by itself (which had been in control) could be “interfering” with my workout. The spirit is willing, but the flesh got weak.
A:Sounds like you did too much too soon. Rather than stopping to work out, you should choose a less vigorous program and gradually build up your strength and endurance. Certain blood pressure medicines can keep the heart from beating fast enough to keep up with the demands of exercise. You should discuss your medicines and exercise goals with your doctor.