Healthy Blood Pressure Based on Age

Written by Diet Bites

What is a Healthy Blood Pressure Reading?

A healthy blood pressure differs from individual to individual depending upon state of health, age, weight and so forth.

The following are a few examples:

- a healthy blood pressure reading for a young adult might be 110/75.

- a healthy blood pressure reading for an older adult might be 120/80.

- a healthy blood pressure reading for a senior over the age of 60 might be 130/90.

As we age our blood pressure readings tend to rise.

Activity Level Impacts Blood Pressure

Exercise and activity can not only strengthen the human body but also cause our BP readings to decrease.

If you're not overly motivated to exercise or if your current health condition makes movement limited, keep in mind that even small amounts of activity can work to lower high blood pressure.

Do what you like to do as to activity. Ride a bike or take a few short walks daily. OR, try a game of pitch with a beach ball, even if you're regulated to sitting down.

Supplements to Lower Blood Pressure

My blood pressure has always been a bit high so as I have aged I looked into using supplements. I currently take beet root powder and pumpkin seed oil. Both are in caplet form. Both have been researched as to their powers of BP reduction as well as safety. Talk to your doctor before starting any health supplements as some will interfere with any existing health issues.

In Summary

As we age our blood pressure readings tend to rise.

Exercise can lower BP to healthier levels.

Supplements may also work to lower blood pressure.

Fruit is just one method for getting those healthier readings in sight. One of our healthy recipes is below.

Fruity Fruit Salad Recipe

Diet Bites Fruity Fruit Salad makes a nice change without sacrificing taste. And it's great to feel good about what we eat.

Recipe Ingredients

1 small can of fruit cocktail in its natural juice
1 large apple, cored and chopped
1 small can of drained mandarin oranges in natural juice
1 Tablespoon of shredded coconut
Chopped walnuts or sliced almonds
1 Tablespoon of light brown sugar
Cherries (in a jar with syrup) - 10 calories each so use about 1/2 the jar taking care to drain off the sugary juice

Simply combine the following ingredients in a pretty bowl and keep a container of whipped topping close by.

Copyright Diet Bites
Diet Bites is a Trademark

Health & Wellness Articles

Diet Bites

Site Disclaimer