Blood Pressure Self Monitoring Program
Did You Know?
1 in 3 American adults have high blood pressure. The YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing is proud to offer the Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program at all of our locations.
Following decreased physical activity due to COVID-19, the YMCA of Lansing urges Lansing community members to get a blood pressure screening.
Revised blood pressure guidelines from American Heart Association mean that nearly half of all Americans (46 percent) have high blood pressure. High blood pressure is often referred to as “The Silent Killer”because there are typically no warning signs or symptoms.
While high blood pressure and heart disease are serious conditions, the good news is a healthy heart is an achievable goal through lifestyle changes such as lowering sodium intake, eating healthier, and getting more physical activity. Getting help can be as easy as contacting the Y and taking part in our Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program.
How the Program Works
If you've been diagnosed with high blood pressure your can take action to improve your heart health. We provide participants with:
- Personalized support from a trained Healthy Heart Ambassador during office hour consultations.
- Tips for maintaining cardiovascular health
- Heart Healthy nutrition education
- Easy to use: portable self tracking tool
- Blood pressure monitor to have and use at home, if needed.
Nutrition Seminars at Westside YMCA
Join one of our YMCA Nutrition Seminars to learn how to prevent or control high blood pressure through nutrition. - FREE Walk-in Event for YMCA Members
Topic - "Reducing Sodium Intake"
Date: Thursday, September 23rd from 10:30am-11:30am
Topic - “Shopping, Preparing, and Cooking Food for Better Blood Pressure Management”
Date: Thursday, October 21st from 10:30am-11:30am
Where: Westside YMCA - 3700 Old Lansing Rd. Lansing, MI 48917
For more information about this program, please fill out the interest form below or contact Alison Bradow at (517) 827-9611 or firstname.lastname@example.org