That old belief about 120/80 blood pressure readings being ideal for all people does not apply to all age groups. If your blood pressure reading is 120/80, this is an acceptable range as long as you are between the ages of 15 and 40. At 10 years of age, your blood pressure should be nowhere near 120/80 as it would be too high. It so happens that blood pressure readings, which are expressed by the force of the heart’s ventricular contractions, vary substantially as we age.
- Ben Turner, YourNationNews.com