Blood Pressure Info
December 13, 2011 7:35 PM Subscribe
Resources for learning about blood pressure?
posted by bearette to health & fitness (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am almost 33 years old and just got my blood pressure today, which is 130/80. The test was for a physical, not done by my doctor (I don't have a doctor). The doctor said the number was fine, but later when I looked it up it seems it's on the high end of normal.
I get a lot of exercise, working out vigorously 4-6 times a week, plus going for walks outside that workout time. I'm not skinny but not fat either, about 5'5 1/2 inches and around a size 12, sometimes 10. I feel like I am in decent shape. I also eat pretty well, rarely eating red meat or fried foods, and a good amount of fruits and veggies. I don't smoke (although I live in a polluted country, China).
I am trying to find resources (or maybe some of you can serve as resources) to figure out if I need to lower my blood pressure, or worry about it, since I don't have a doctor to ask. Any articles or books you know about this topic, or experiences would be great.