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    Good,bad or i'm dead

    Dont really pay attention to bp but i got a tester for my mom and she didnt like it. I did my 35 mile ride this morning,got home and within a minute i checked my bp,102/72. So is this about right or not?
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    Don't panic , mate. You're very OK with that BP.

    If you are concerned check it often for about a month to get an "average"
    which really tells the tale. Otherwise, you're OK.

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    You're DEAD. I would kill for readings like that after a 35 mile ride.
    Some people are like a Slinky ... not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

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    WOW, I'd double check that if I were you. Oooops, too late.
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    Just checked it again,101/67
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    You won't have any problems with readings like that!
    And I always thought that my pressure was good...usually 115-120/70.
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    The values that are considered normal are based on an average of resting values. Generally anything under 120/80 is normal. Of course, if you were just shot, and left bleeding in the street, a low BP is a bad thing. But other than that, it's fine. The range for so called average people is 90/60 to 130/90. But even if you had a BP slightly lower than 90/60, you could still be fine if you have no symptoms of dizziness or fainting or lethargy.

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    What was your heart rate at the same time?

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    Checked it again,99/70,pluse 80according to the machine.
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    One more reading like that, shokhead, and I'm going to remind you of an old joke that ends with "You ain't confessin', brother, you braggin'".
    Some people are like a Slinky ... not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nermal
    One more reading like that, shokhead, and I'm going to remind you of an old joke that ends with "You ain't confessin', brother, you braggin'".
    Nope,just dont follow this stuff and i have this bp machine now. I always heard 120/70 but i'm abit overweight and was just wondering if my riding is doing anything and had no clue about what it was after a ride,good or bad. I wont bother with it anymore.
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    Uh, you know I was just pulling your leg, right? I didn't want it to come off in my hand.

    It's kind of a good idea to have a baseline idea of what's normal for yourself.
    Some people are like a Slinky ... not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

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    My blood pressure and pulse are normally low (below the minimum 'normal' values) ... pisses my wife off as she's right on the upper edge of 'normal', with tendencies into the pre-hypertension values.
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    Your BP will go up just a bit for just a few minutes when you first start to exercise, then generally returns to a normal level, assuming that you are fit. But your HR goes up and stays up, its rate being determined by the amount of work you are putting in, then returns to normal when you stop exercising. Hence the term "resting heart rate."

    HR, BP, respiratory effort, oxygen saturation: it's a complex system of pumps that takes a lot of time and science to teach and understand thoroughly, too much for a forum. Mostly, just know if your BP and such are normal, and the best way of knowing that is to have a checkup occasionally with a qualified physician or practioner.

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    Your BP will go up just a bit for just a few minutes when you first start to exercise, then generally returns to a normal level, assuming that you are fit. But your HR goes up and stays up, its rate being determined by the amount of work you are putting in, then returns to normal when you stop exercising. Hence the term "resting heart rate."

    HR, BP, respiratory effort, oxygen saturation: it's a complex system of pumps that takes a lot of time and science to teach and understand thoroughly, too much for a forum. Mostly, just know if your BP and such are normal, and the best way of knowing that is to have a checkup occasionally with a qualified physician or practioner.

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    Really! I had no idea that it would go to normal when you got into the exercise.
    Some people are like a Slinky ... not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

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    Whens the best time to check it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shokhead
    Whens the best time to check it?

    Mid morning is usually the best time. Your body is, by then, fully awake without
    being tired as you might be in the afternoon. Pick a time , say 10AM, and check
    it everyday for awhile. Please note that it's best to take the BP "at rest" so don't
    stir your heart rate up for at least a half hour before you take the reading.

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    What about food,empty of eat?
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    "What about food,empty or eat?"

    No, mate not to worry. Just eat a decent breakfast (No pigging out please)
    then go about your day as normal. When it comes time just take the reading
    and record it (yes, write it down. Most memories are very poor)

    all the best........

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