Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring

Take Action to Improve Your Heart Health

Did you know that 1 in 3 American adults have high blood pressure?

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, means the heart is pumping harder to move blood through the body. This can weaken blood vessels and damage major organs.

More than 78 million adults have high blood pressure in this country. Less than half have it under control. Heart disease is responsible for 1 of every 4 deaths in the United States.

Hypertension is directly connected to three critical social issues affecting our communities: high rates of chronic disease, needs to be associated with an aging population, and health inequities among people of different backgrounds.

FREE Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program

How this free Program works

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

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.

Program Goals

  • Reduction in blood pressure
  • Better blood pressure management
  • Increased awareness of triggers that elevate blood pressure
  • Enhanced knowledge to develop healthier eating habits

To Qualify, Participants will:

  • 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 arrhythmia’s
  • Must not be at risk for lymphedema

For more information about our FREE Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program, contact us at 386-425-5210 or momalia@vfymca.org




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