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Oh aye I passed no bother before, I’m carrying abit more beef since then though 🍕 🍪 🍔

I’ll give that a go Polar, thanks 👍🏻

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PolaR- do you mean you hold your breath for 30 seconds then breathe out slowly? I’ve read that shallow breathing can increase your heart rate, which would make your blood pressure higher! Or do you take deep breaths in and out slowly?

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What he showed me and it worked for me, you hold your breath for 30 sec to calm your heart rate down and then slowly but shallowly start to breathe, literally could see the pressure dropping on the device :)

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So do you do this whilst you have it taken or just beforehand? Do you take a deep breath before holding your breath?

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I was doing this when he was doing my
measurements 🤣 it’s not like I fully stopped breathing from the beginning tho, I slowed it down as much as I could. y taking shallow breaths, then wasn’t breathing for like 20-30 secs and then just started to breathe slowly and shallowly if this makes sense! But I am sure this is not needed and we all be just fine!
Well I will update tomorrow as have mine at 9 am!

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Good luck PolaR let us know how you get on tomorrow I’m sure you will be fine I’ve got my medical and fitness resit in May I’m desperate to pass, this is the last hurdle so I need to stop stressing about my blood pressure and get on with it as I’ve just passed my vetting last week 😊 once this is done I will get the call 😬 Bearguy when’s your medical? X

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Sitting on the train to Leeds as we speak, eating bananas and drinking water 😆

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Good luck buddy

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Thanks 🤞🏻🍌

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Let us know how you got on today. .

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So I have passed mine 😃 but my heart dropped when I have arrived on time and they said that as far as they know no one from Prison Service is on a site and that they don’t know anything about me... luckily they just been caught in a traffic so my test was delayed an hour - done and dusted though!
And the instructor was very accommodating!

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Congratulations! I have a blood pressure test for something else.. any tips? What did you do to calm your nerves?

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Just really breathing slowly helped a lot and plus the medical guy was good as gold anyway so it was easy to stay calm 😌

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Congratulations PolarR that’s brilliants news I’ve got mine at Leeds soon when you did the bleep test did the assessor run with you ?

Bearguy let us know how you get on 👍 I’m sure you will smash it x

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I did mine in Leeds I was the only one there, she didn’t run it with me but walked up and down the side with each shuttle she was really supportive and definitely great bunch there