Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program

BLOOD PRESSURE SELF-MONITORING

TAKE ACTION TO IMPROVE HEART HEALTH.

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM


According to the American Heart Association, nearly 80 million adults have high blood pressure in this country.
Less than half have it under control. High blood pressure is a key, modifiable, risk factor for both heart disease and stroke,
which are two of the leading causes of death in the United States.

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- 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
  • Enhance knowledge to develop healthier eating habits

Reduce your diabetes risk through the YMCA’s diabetes prevention program by cutting your type 2 diabetes risk in half and getting he tools you need for developing a healthier lifestyle.

TO QUALIFY YOU MUST BE

  • At least 18 years of age
  • 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