According to WebMD, systolic blood pressure represents the pressure exerted on the arteries when the heart contracts. A systolic blood pressure value of 120 or less is considered normal. Values between 120 and 139 signif... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

High systolic blood pressure accompanied by normal diastolic pressure is called isolated systolic hypertension, which is possibly caused by artery stiffness, heart valve problems or hyperthyroidism, according to Mayo Cli... More »

High systolic blood pressure can be lowered by eating a healthy diet, reducing sodium intake, exercising frequently and losing weight, according to Ask Doctor K. People who do not see changes to their systolic blood pres... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

When exercising in an upright position, the normal systolic blood pressure increases, while the diastolic blood pressure remains the same or drops a few points, according to class notes from Dr. Len Kravitz of The Univer... More »

An ideal blood pressure measured in millimeters of mercury is both a systolic blood pressure less than 120 and a diastolic blood pressure less than 80, according to the American Heart Association. A normal resting heart ... More »

A good blood pressure reading for men, and women as well, is a top number or systolic blood pressure of less than 120 millimeters of mercury. The bottom number or diastolic blood pressure should be less than 80 millimete... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

According to Health Central, the normal systolic blood pressure for boys and girls between 8 and 12 years of age can range from 110 to 120, while the diastolic pressure may go from 70 to 80. Blood pressure in children va... More »