Taking your bp before and after a period of rest.

Q: My systolic BP runs about 145 if I am walking around the house, sit down and immediately take it. If I sit for 2 minutes and take it the systolic drops to around 127. Is this normal

A: Blood pressure varies with your daily activities. It will lower when you go from active walking to less active sitting. This is why it is recommended that patients be allowed to sit five minutes before blood pressure is taken in a doctor’s office.

Further Reading:
Correctly Measuring Blood Pressure at Home: A Video from Harvard Health
Proper Technique for Blood Pressure Measurement

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