According to the American Heart Association, 80 million American adults (that's 1 in 3!) have high blood pressure, but less than half have it under control.
Research shows that the simple process of checking and recording blood pressure at least twice a month over four months may lower blood pressure in some people with hypertension.
YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program is designed to help participants with hypertension lower their blood pressure by following an evidence-based program that combines blood pressure self-monitoring, nutrition education seminars and personalized support.
- Attend two personalized 10-minute consultations per month with a trained Healthy Heart Ambassador
- Measure and record their blood pressure at least two times per month over the four-month program (a minimum of eight times)
- Attend monthly Nutrition Education Seminars
Must be at least 18 years old
Must be diagnosed with high blood pressure
Must not have experienced a recent cardiac event
Must not have atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias
Must not be at risk for lymphedema
Yes, there is a program fee to participate, however, the Y offers financial assistance and grant funding to help offset participant fees.
Call our Community Health Department at 314-421-8897 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.