The Blood Pressure Program – PDF ebook download, by Christian Goodman. Your blood pressure reading is categorized into two factors: the systolic blood pressure and the diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the first number, and it indicates the pressure your heart experiences when actively pumping blood. The second number, the diastolic blood pressure, is a measure of the pressure your heart exerts while resting between beats. When your blood pressure drops below a normal reading, then you may be diagnosed with having low blood pressure.