1 in 3 American adults have high blood pressure

Only about 1/2 of people have their condition under control

The simple process of checking and recording your blood pressure at least twice a month has been shown to lower blood pressure in some people with hypertension.

Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring is an evidence-based program that features personalized support for developing a blood pressure self-monitoring routine, tips for maintaining cardiovascular health and nutrition education. YMCA membership is not required for participation in this life-changing program.

For more information on how to get involved with the Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program at the Mattoon or Toledo YMCA’s, call Emily Hayden, Wellness Director, at (217) 234-9494 or email ehayden@mattoonymca.org.