How To: Check your own blood pressure

Check your own blood pressure

In this Diet & Health video tutorial you will learn how to check your own blood pressure. Checking blood pressure is a very important part of your personal health routine. Using machines that are widely available, you can easily and quickly check your blood pressure. The target figure will be 140 over 90. The other parameter is the pulse rate. If you are higher than these figures, you need to take a second opinion and consult your GP. Wrap the arm band around the upper arm above the elbow. Plug it into the monitor and switch on the monitor. After it resets, press the ON switch and it will display the blood pressure. Cross check it again by a 2nd reading to be sure of the value. You can watch the video for the full instructions.

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