A few ago, I mentioned 3 ways that would reduce my blood pressure very quickly. a) Brisk one mile walk or jog, b) 3 oz of red wine, c) paper bag over head for a few minutes. I am not saying that these will work for everyone, but they very repeatedly work for me. 1 of the 3 at one time, not all three together.
So, I’d like to comment again on the brisk exercise. I am in very good health, walk 10,000 steps/day, about the right weight for my height. And 72 years old male.
I often take my blood pressure several times per day, since I am very interested in what causes it to increase or decrease. I’m a retired engineer. We love data.
I have repeat data that shows my blood pressure will increase significantly if I don’t get off the chair for a couple of hours. My BP this morning increased from approximately 117/70 to 138/88 after two hours of working on the computer. I then got up and lightly jogged for 20 minutes. After 10 minutes of rest, my BP was back to the 117/70 range. All at the same pulse rate.
I guess that could be from “re-limbering-up” my arteries. They got stiff, needed to loosen up. I really don’t know for sure. It does work.
I have another unscientific belief, and no one yet has said that I am stupid for thinking this. I believe that “something” causes my Diastolic pressure to increase when I am inactive, and of course, my Systolic pressure has to increase to keep the same blood flow. My △P (pulse pressure) stays about the same since my arteries are not clogged (!) but the hydraulics of fluid flow say that my systemic blood system needs this higher Systolic pressure to keep the same blood flow.