When we are measuring our blood pressure, there are two types of measurements that we must consider.
The first one is known as Diastolic Blood Pressure and the second one is known as Systolic blood pressure. Diastolic blood pressure is referred to the gap between heart beats (when your heart is resting) and Systolic blood pressure is measured when our heart is pumping out blood.
The blood pressure can be used through a device called Sphygmomanometer. You’ve probably seen or heard about this device many times. In simple words, the device looks like an inflatable arm cuff which comes along with an air pump.
The best device I have used is available on Amazon, the Omron M2 Basic Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor,
Once you go through all those steps correctly, you will notice 2 types of readings. The measurement for Systolic blood pressure is usually mentioned on the left or top side of the reading, while the Diastolic blood pressure is mentioned on the right or bottom side of the reading.
What is the standard blood pressure?
According to what experts say, the blood pressure of 119/79 is considered to be the healthiest level for adults where 119 is the Systolic measurement, and 79 is the Diastolic measurement. We shouldn’t worry if our blood pressure doesn’t exactly match the reading mentioned above.
However, we must make sure that it’s at least somewhere around that number. It’s considered to be an emergency situation if your blood pressure goes beyond 140/90.
How to keep blood pressure normal?
There are two main factors that affect your blood pressure.
1. Your diet: Maintain a healthy diet by adding fruits, vegetables, and beans to your diet. Avoid eating foods with too many fats as it’s known as the biggest reason for increasing your blood pressure. Different types of juices also keep your blood pressure balanced.
2. Physical activity: Physical activities such as walking, cycling, morning exercises, etc., creates a positive impact on your blood pressure. For a few minutes or hours, it may temporarily increase your blood pressure, but it is very beneficial in the long run.
Best time for checking blood pressure
As recommended by doctors, the best time to check your blood pressure is in the morning before having breakfast. If your health demands you to monitor your blood pressure regularly, it’s best to do that in the morning and keep the same timings to get the best, most accurate reading.