Blood Pressure

The pressure of the blood against the walls of the arteries. It changes with the strength of each heartbeat, the elasticity of the material walls, the blood volume and viscosity (thickness of the blood), and a mans’ overall health, age, and physical condition.

Category Systolic / Diastolic
Low risk 120 / 80
Medium risk 121-139 / 80-89
High risk 140+ / 90


For the Know Your Numbers campaign, we use guidelines from:

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation:
  • Alberta Health Services:

Posted in: Men's Health Measurements