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.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

  • 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

TO QUALIFY

  • 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

GOALS

  • Reduction in blood pressure
  • Better blood pressure management
  • Increased awareness of triggers that elevate blood pressure
  • Enhance knowledge to develop healthier eating habits

CONTACT

Erin Gray
Aquatics Director
egray@brymca.org