Blood Pressure Chart
Our free blood pressure chart and blood pressure log allow you to track your blood pressure, aiding you in being aware of and gaining control over your blood pressure and health. Since normal blood pressure levels can change with age, weight, height and many other factors, you should consult your doctor or caregiver to determine your appropriate target blood pressure, which can be entered into the blood pressure log. The blood pressure charts below are a quick reference for low, normal and high blood pressures.
Blood Pressure Charts
These blood pressure charts will give you a quick reference of blood pressure levels for adults 18 and older.
Printable Blood Pressure LogFor Excel and PDF
When you measure your blood pressure, you are not always next to your computer. This printable blood pressure log allows you to write down your results no matter where you are.
Print this blood pressure log and attach it to your fridge or bathroom mirror or close to wherever you typically test your blood pressure.
Blood Pressure Chartfor Excel
This blood pressure chart spreadsheet lets you track your systolic (SBP) & diastolic (DBP) blood pressures over time.
Remember to enter notes next to your entries regarding diet, exercise, and stress level, so you can see the affects they may have your blood pressure.
Consult your doctor or caregiver to find out what your target blood pressure should be.
Update 7/31/2013: In the new Excel 2007+ version, I've added Heart Rate (BPM) to the chart as a secondary axis.
Using the Blood Pressure Chart
The Blood Pressure Chart can be a great aid in gaining control over your blood pressure, and ultimately your health.
- Enter your target blood pressure (this should be given to you by your doctor or caregiver).
- Next, each time you take your blood pressure, use the printable blood pressure log to simply fill in the date, time, pressure readings and any notes.
- Finally, create a visual representation of your blood pressure readings over time using the spreadsheet to enter the dates, times, SBP, and DBP. You might want to update this once a week or every other week. This chart will help you to quickly see trends.
Medicine, herbal remedies, caffeine, exercise, diet and many other things can affect your blood pressure. Make sure to track these things in the notes next to your blood pressure entries. This may help you see what kind of affect they have.
Tips to get accurate blood pressure readings
You can take your blood pressure at anytime. The following tips will give you more accurate results:
- Use the restroom beforehand.
- Wait at least half an hour after having consumed caffeine, alcohol, medicine, or herbal remedies.
- Rest and relax for around 4 minutes beforehand (sitting or lying down).
- Follow the correct process of taking your blood pressure, based on the type of device you're using (digital blood pressure monitor or manual blood pressure methods).
Blood Pressure References and Resources
- "Seventh report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure" at nhlbi.nih.gov
- High Blood Pressure at nia.nih.gov - An article written by the National Institute on Aging, including contact information for other resources
- Blood Pressure Levels at americanheart.org - Information about blood pressure, how to control it, and many other articles about your health in relation to blood pressure.
- Free online Blood Pressure Log at bplog.com - An online resource for blood pressure tracking, to help you take control of your health.