“Blood pressure” is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood. If this pressure rises and stays high over time, it can damage the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and other parts of your body. This contributes to the well being of your body.
Blood pressure is measured as systolic and diastolic pressures. “Systolic” refers to blood pressure when the heart beats while pumping blood. “Diastolic” refers to blood pressure when the heart is at rest between beats. Typically the normal rate reads 120/80 mmHg. You can check your heart rate and blood pressure at the doctor’s office or any pharmacy in your area (like Shopper’s Drug Mart, etc.).