Healthy living: Bernadette Anderson (left), with Moss Rehab, checks Shirley Smuckler’s blood pressure during a Subaru ‘Share the Love’ health and nutrition fair at the Klein JCC. During the event, adults performed exercises and had their blood pressures checked. MARIA POUCHNIKOVA / TIMES PHOTO
Blood pressure is the measurement of force against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps blood through your body. The measurement is given in two different numbers: the top or higher number known as the systolic and the bottom or lower number known as the diastolic. The systolic is the highest pressure and the diastolic the lowest pressure during each heartbeat.
Dr. Michael LoBianco, For the Times
| February 12, 2014 |