Heart disease is more likely if you smoke, are overweight, have diabetes, or have a family history.
To keep your heart healthy, make a plan together with a friend and track your progress.
Remind one another to keep track of your blood pressure, healthy body weight, and exercise.
The Normal, Elevated, & Hypertension Blood Pressure Numbers
|Blood Pressure Category||Systolic (upper number)||Diastolic (lower number)|
|Normal||< 120 mmHg||and||< 80 mmHg|
|Elevated||120 – 129 mmHg||and||< 80|
|Stage 1||130 – 139 mmHg||or||80 – 89 mmHg|
|Stage 2||≥140 mmHg||or||≥90 mmHg|
Links to Great Resources
Please take your blood pressure and discuss it with your doctor.
Click on the links below for free resources.
- Managing My Blood Pressure
Patients can use this printable list of questions to ask their health care team to help them manage their blood pressure.
- My Blood Pressure Log
People can use this printable log to keep track of their blood pressure measurements at home.
- My First Blood Pressure Visit
Encourage patients to record important blood pressure-related information on this page before their appointments.
- The Correct Way to Measure Blood Pressure
Share this graphic with patients, family, and friends to show them the correct way to measure blood pressure.