How many mins or how long after exercise can I take blood pressure reading measurement?

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It is recommended to wait for at least 5 minutes after exercise before taking your blood pressure. During exercise, your blood pressure can increase significantly due to the physical exertion, and it may take some time for your blood pressure to return to its normal level. Waiting for at least 5 minutes allows your body to recover and for your blood pressure to stabilize, which provides a more accurate measurement. Additionally, it is important to take your blood pressure measurement in a relaxed and comfortable position, such as sitting in a chair with your feet flat on the ground and your back supported, to ensure an accurate reading.

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