Exactly one month ago, I visited the doctor for a checkup and reported that I had “elevated” blood pressure. At the time, my blood pressure was 138/88 and I was told that for someone of my age/health, it should be around 115/75. I immediately cut my sodium intake somewhat and also have started to run again over the last 30 days.
Today, I had my follow up appointment and when my blood pressure was taken today, it was a cool 118/74. That’s not bad aim, considering I had no idea if I was running enough or cutting back on the sodium intake enough. As much as I’d like to say I planned it, it really was blind luck. In any event, my doctor was happy with the results and I am too, although I take it with a grain of salt (no pun intended). After all, last time could have been a fluke high, or today could have been a fluke low.