BLOOD PRESSURE SELF-MONITORING
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The YMCA's Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program is a 4-month long program that offers personalized support as participants develop the habit of monitoring their blood pressure. Research shows that the process of recording blood pressure at least twice per month over a period of four months can lower blood pressure in many people who are diagnosed with high blood pressure.
Program is open enrollment at both YMCAs, year-round.
- Take and record blood presure at least two times per month
- Attend two consultations per month with a Healthy Heart Ambassador at your home YMCA branch
- Encouraged to attend monthly nutrition education seminars
- 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 for lymphedema
- Reduction in blood pressure
- Better blood pressure management
- Increase awareness of triggers that elevate blood pressure
- Enhance knowledge to develop healthier eating habits