Hi guys, I had my blood pressure tested and it was shown to be really quite high. In the past I: Smoked on the weekend. Smoked a couple in the evenings. One day of the weekend had a night out with the lads - getting drunk. The odd one or two cans every other day. During the week I ate very healthily, got my 5-a-day most days Didn t add salt to my food. Walk around 3-5 miles a day as part of my job. I was getting readings anything between 145/80 - 180/90 (at resting!!) Ever since the week started I havent smoked a cigarette , not touched any booze, kept my healthy diet , done more exercise than usual, drink lots of water. Yet my blood pressure is still high, just took a reading at relative rest and it was 175/85 -- This is after 5/6 full days of being a complete good boy . Am I expecting it to drop too quickly ? Perhaps. but 175/85 seems awfully high seen as I d been a good boy for almost a week. I am going to start doing 30mins swim in the morning, and a 2mile jog in the evening as of next week to hope this will help. But I guess my question is - shouldn t my blood pressure have lowered over the last week ?
Asked On : Wed, 16 Dec 2009