Blood Pressure Self Monitoring Program

TAKE ACTION TO IMPROVE HEART HEALTH

Did you know that high blood pressure is often referred to as "The Silent Killer?" There are typically no signs or symptoms, that is why it is so important to check your blood pressure on a regular basis.

For a small investment, participants receive:

 

 

  • An evidence based program that may lower blood pressure
  • Personalized support from a Healthy Heat Ambassador during office hour consultations
  • Tips for maintaining cardiovascular health
  • Heart healthy nutrition education
  • Easy-to-use portable self tracking tools

 

MONITORING MATTERS-Add Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring to your heart health regimen.

 

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS AND GOALS OF THE PROGRAM:

Participants will work with trained Healthy Heart Ambassadors for the duration of the four-month program, beginning on October 16, 2017.  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-selected 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
  • Enhanced knowledge to develop healthier eating habits

 

 

 

 

https://media.ymca.net/bpsm/Blood-Pressure-Self-Monitoring-Overview.mp4 

 

 

 

For more information, or if you would like to register for the YMCA Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program, contact Wendy Jo Cotham, Director of Wellness at wcotham@spartanburgymca.org or by telephone at 864-585-0306.