119/79, 120/80, 140/90. No, these aren’t the winning lotto numbers, but they are numbers you should remember. They are key in understanding your blood pressure reading and they represent very real and very important facts about your health.

Blood pressure, by definition, measures the force pushing outwards on your arterial walls. As your heart pumps blood throughout the body, it pushes the blood up against the walls of the blood vessels;

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