A Google image search of "normal blood pressure versus age" came up with charts that I don't understand completely. Consider the following information. Also see, http://www.betterhealthfacts.com/2014/02/normal-blood-pressure-for-men.html It looks like it is normal for blood pressure to rise with age but is that a good thing? Years ago I bought a blood pressure reader and lately have been checking my blood pressure. After a long bike ride tonight it was 120/80 and I'm thinking, getting better readings lately but looking at the chart above for someone aged 58 it looks as if I need to smoke and eat more to raise my blood pressure towards "normal". I guessing that is the wrong conclusion to reach? Thanks for any help!