TAKE ACTION TO IMPROVE HEART HEALTH
1 out of 3 American adults have high blood pressure
Only about half of those with high blood pressure have their condition under control
Research shows that the simple process of checking and recording your blood pressure at least twice a month over four months may lower blood pressure in people with high blood pressure. Research also shows that proper nutrition, particularly with a reduction in sodium, can help lower diastolic and systolic blood pressure.
WHAT IS THE YMCA’S BLOOD PRESSURE SELF-MONITORING PROGRAM?
Participants will work with trained Healthy Heart Ambassadors for the duration of the four-month program. During this time, participants will be encouraged to:
Self-measure their blood pressure at least two times per month
Attend two personalized consultations per month
Attend monthly nutrition education seminars
This program is available to YMCA Member AND Non-Members
Participants will record their blood pressure readings using an easy-to-use, self-selected tracking tool. The Y will provide options for participants who need a home blood pressure monitor.
Reduction in blood pressure
Better blood pressure management
Increased awareness of triggers that elevate blood pressure
Enhanced knowledge to develop healthier eating habits
PLEASE SEE CONTACT INFORMATION BELOW.
Be at least 18 years old
Be diagnosed with high blood pressure
Not have experienced a recent cardiac event
Not have atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias
Not be at risk for lymphedema