High Blood Pressure (hypertension) is a health issue which affects over 78 million adults in the United States, but less than half of these individuals have this problem under control. In 2015, the Birmingham YMCA became one of seven sites invited to participate in a blood pressure management program. Participants meet with a “healthy heart ambassador” at the Y who regularly check blood pressure levels, answer questions, and make a wellness plan. Participants also have access to nutrition seminars with advice on lowering sodium intake, and how to shop, cook and prepare healthy meals.
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.
New classes beginning in February 2017.
Contact Keesha Nelson at 516-8774. Register in person at your preferred location or online here.
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VISION: We will lead our community to become the healthiest in America.
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