WARSAW — Are you one of the 80 million adults across our country dealing with high blood pressure? Less than half of that number are able to keep their blood pressure under control, despite having access to quality health care and medication, increasing the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Welcome to the YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self- Monitoring program. During this four-month program, participants will be partnered with a trained healthy heart ambassador for personal, bi-weekly consultations on taking their own blood pressure, and will meet monthly as a group to learn how modifying their nutrition and physical activity can significantly reduce their blood pressure. Each participant will be able to track their progress and celebrate the improvement.
To qualify, participants must be at least 18 years old, be diagnosed with high blood pressure and not have experienced a recent cardiac event, atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias. The cost is minimal: $40 if you already own a blood pressure monitor, or $65 if you need a monitor provided.
Join us from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Parkview Center for Healthy Living, (inside the Parkview Warsaw YMCA) for a preview of the BPSM program. Light appetizers will be served, and staff members will present an overview of the program and answer your questions. This event is free and open to all, but registration is required. Contact Tracy Frick at [email protected] or (574) 269-9622, ex 232 with questions or to register. Change your life, and your blood pressure, for the better.