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Blood Pressure

Can cause your
blood pressure to rise
What influences blood pressure
• Genetics
• Age
• Sex
• Altitude
• Physical activity
• Anxiety / Stress
• Muscular development
• Certain medications
• Time of day
• Sleep
• Relaxation
• Eating / Drinking
• Smoking
• Atmospheric pressure
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(Thanks to Tim S. for sharing!)
Finding the right
parking spot can
affect one’s blood
pressure too!
Blood pressure monitor
• Available for your use anytime
• Located in the first aid room
• Cuff must be worn properly
• Contact a posted first aider for help
• Assistance available -Wednesday’s 11 to 12
• Keep track of your readings
• Information is available in the first aid room

Posted First Aiders
• Anastasia Adorable
• Jay Behnken
• Chad Bjorklund
• Angie Blaser
• Steve Gonzalez
• Clare Deming
• Tom Doyle
• Terry Dragich
• Brad Klatt
• Bonnie Tenner
• Bob La Casse
• Tony Lee
• Mark Martin
• Bill McNaughton
• Sue Rasmusson
• Tracy Scobba
• Gray Seever
• Carl Wittkowske
• Dane Taival
• Jim Wroblewski

• High point = Systolic
• Infants to age 30
average # is 120
• Over 40 years
average # is 140
• Low point = Diastolic
• Infants to age 30 years
average # is 80
• Over 40 years
average # is 85

Check blood pressure often and record the readings
Generally men have higher blood pressure
Blood pressure is lowest during your sleep cycle
If you continue to have high
readings
See your Doctor immediately
Things to be aware of
• 30 min prior to BP
reading - Avoid
smoking,eating, taking
medication, alcohol
consumption or
physical activity
• If stressed take later
• Remove anything that
interferes with cuff
• Feet flat on floor
• Cuff 1” above elbow
• Tubing extends
towards hand
• Cuff should be snug
on left arm
• Cuff height should be
same level as heart
• Relax
Always
remember
When your
stressed out
and at the end
of your rope,
Don’t take it
to heart,
You can
always buy
another rope.