Is blood pressure usually higher or lower after exercise?
Blood pressure levels usually rise during exercise. “It is normal for blood pressure to be higher than baseline both during and immediately after exercise,” says Dr. McKnight. In people with normal or high blood pressure, exercise can cause an increase of 50 to 70 mmHg in systolic blood pressure.
What time of the day is blood pressure highest?
Blood pressure has a daily pattern. Usually, blood pressure starts to rise a few hours before a person wakes up. It continues to rise during the day, peaking in midday. Blood pressure typically drops in the late afternoon and evening.
When is the best time to take your blood pressure?
Take it first in the morning before eating or taking any medications. Take it again in the evening. Each time you measure, take two or three readings to make sure your results are the same. Your health care provider might recommend taking your blood pressure at the same times each day.