Blood Pressure Awareness Week Update
Know Your Numbers Week 12-18th September 2016
All week I have been offering free walk- in blood pressure checks for Blood Pressure Awareness Week.
The aim of the campaign is to encourage adults to know their own blood pressure numbers and take the necessary action to reach and maintain them at a healthy level. The only way to know for sure if your blood pressuure is high is to get it checked.
High Blood Pressure is one of the most preventable and treatable conditions but remains one of the leading causes of death. The message to local people is to take charge of their health and and get their blood pressure checked free of charge. After you have had your blood pressure checked, you can make changes to reduce your risk– it’s never too late.
It has been a worthwhile service to offer local people who can just walk-in and get a free check. Becoming familiar with your Blood Pressure means you can then take steps to lower it if it’s high.
I will continue to offer a monthly Walk-In Blood Pressure Check Clinic once this week’s campaign had ended.
I will be advertising opening times on this website and Twitter @OsteoWilmslow