Take Action to Improve Heart Health
If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, there are things you can do to manage it, even without medication. Lifestyle changes – including the simple act of monitoring your own blood pressure on a regular basis – can play an important role in managing high blood pressure.
The Y Can Help
The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA offers the evidence-based Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program for those who need help managing their blood pressure.
The four-month program teaches participants how to monitor their own blood pressure and includes:
- Weekly blood pressure checks with a trained YMCA Healthy Heart Ambassador.
- Four Nutritional seminars at the Y held during the program.
To qualify for our Blood-Pressure Self-Monitoring Program, participants must:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be diagnosed with high blood pressure
- Not have experienced a recent cardiac event
- Not have atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias
- Not be at risk of lymphedema
You do not need to be a YMCA member to participate in this program, which includes a blood pressure cuff for each participant. Classes meets on Tuesdays at 12:30. Registration is required.
Contact Donna Peart, RD, at 908-889-8880 or firstname.lastname@example.org and take action to improve your heart health.