Blood Pressure Self Monitoring

TAKE ACTION TO IMPROVE HEART HEALTH

One in three American adults has high blood pressure, which puts them at risk for stroke and heart disease, two of the leading causes of death in the U.S.

In response to this critical health issue, YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring (BPSM) program offers personalized support as participants develop the habit of monitoring their blood pressure. Research shows that the process of recording blood pressure at least twice a month over a period of four months can lower blood pressure in many people with high blood pressure.

Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring is one part of Y-USA’s suite of evidence-based chronic disease prevention programs. Since 2005, the Y has worked to become a leading provider of chronic disease prevention programs to communities across the U.S.

Participants will:

  • Take and record their blood pressure at least two times per month
  • Attend two consultations a month with a Healthy Heart Ambassador
  • Attend monthly nutrition education seminars

FREE NUTRITION PROGRAMS FOR ALL

BPSM nutrition education programs are a series of 4 seminars based on the DASH diet: Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, a diet based on federal research to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

The series is open to anyone who wants to learn more about a diet that can lower high blood pressure and reduce blood lipid levels. You do not have to be enrolled in BPSM to attend the nutrition education seminars but are welcomed to enroll for free at anytime if interested.

When: Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Time: 4:30-5:30PM
In-Person Location: Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 West Northampton Street, Wilkes-Barre

To enroll for the nutrition education series, email [email protected], or call 570-970-5012.

The BPSM nutrition education series will continue on the second Tuesday of the month.

Attendance is available in-person at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA. There will be small door prizes to award attendance!

JOIN THE PROGRAM FOR FREE

To join the program for free and receive a complimentary blood pressure screening with information about the implications of your blood pressure measurement please call 570-970-5012.

Or email us at [email protected]

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