Our Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program helps adults with hypertension lower and better manage their blood pressure. The simple process of checking and recording one’s blood pressure at least twice a month has been shown to lower blood pressure in some people with hypertension. This program focuses on regular monitoring of one’s blood pressure at home using proper measuring techniques, individualized support and nutrition education in an effort to reduce blood pressure and improve their quality of life. Reducing your sodium intake is an effective tool in preventing heart disease, whether you have high blood pressure, are at risk for heart disease or just want to keep your heart healthy.
Class are FREE and meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 11:15 am – 12:15 pm in the Lobby.
Nutritional seminars: May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23.
NO CLASS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 5th!
Contact Dawn Ernstes to enroll or for more details. These classes can be done virtually.
YMCA membership is not required to participate in the program.
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.