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Watching your blood pressure?

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Time to throw away your notebooks, we recently launched a new free website feature to log your blood pressure! You can now use Fitbit.com to log your systolic (maximum) and diastolic (minimum) pressure on a daily basis and we’ll graph this data for you. Tracking your BP is especially important if you have high blood pressure or have been diagnosed with hypertension, and is a principal vital sign (along with body temperature, respiratory rate and pulse).

Being able to easily view daily results can not only indicate how well blood pressure medication is working, but is also a good way for you to take part in actively managing your health.  Combine BP logging with the Fitbit journal feature to keep notes on medication changes.

Head over to the tracker section of the site and enter your pressure readings – don’t forget to set the time of day, especially if you are monitoring twice a day or more.  There are several variables to getting an accurate reading at home, so make sure you follow the recommendations of your physician.
Normal blood pressure range?  Great! Just log your pressure each time you visit the doctor to stay on track.

Looking for further motivation to keep your blood pressure under control?  Check out the 120/80 Blood Pressure or less without Drugs group.