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 montly nutrition education seminars
- This program is availble 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
Open Enrollment begins January 24th!
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
Questions? Want to Enroll? Please contact the appropriate Y Healthy Heart Ambassador
Thomas M. Menino YMCA - Lauren Hanley | 617-276-1123 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dorchester YMCA - Christina DoSouto | 617-436-7750 Ext. 1806 | email@example.com
Roxbury YMCA - Kathy Horn | 617-318-1419 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming in September 2016: Parkway Community YMCA - Margaret Bagarella | 617-3230-3200 | email@example.com