One in three American adults have high blood pressure, which puts them at risk for stroke and heart disease, two of the leading causes of death in the U.S.
But only 1/2 of those people with high blood pressure have their condition under control! In response to this critical health issue, YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program offers personalized support as participants develop the habit of monitoring their blood pressure. Research shows that the simple process of checking and recording one's blood pressure at least twice a month over a period of four months can lower blood pressure in many people with high blood pressure. This forms the basis for the YMCA's Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program, and evidence-based program that features personalized support as you develop the habit of routinely self-monitoring your blood pressure, tips for maintaining your cardiovascular health, and nutritional education.