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Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring

Program Information

The Y's Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring gives participants the knowledge and guidance to monitor their blood pressure and track changes.

How it Works
Participants will work with trained Healthy Heart Ambassadors for the duration of the four-month program. During this time, participants will be encouraged to:
-Self-measure their blood pressure at least two times per month
-Attend two personalized consultations per month
-Attend monthly nutrition education seminars
Participants will record their blood pressure readings using an easy-to-use, self-selected tracking tool. The Y will provide options for participants who need a home blood pressure monitor.
Program Goals
-Reduction in blood pressure
-Better blood pressure management
-Increased awareness of triggers that elevate blood pressure
-Enhanced knowledge to develop healthier eating habits
To Qualify, Participants Must:
-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 arrhythmia
Upcoming Sessions
Registrations and monthly nutrition seminars are being offered virtually.  Later this year we will offer again at our Nir Family YMCA. To register contact Bridget(contact info below).  
Healthy Heart Ambassador Virtual Sessions

Virtual visits are scheduled (via phone call or Zoom) with participant.  Each visit is approximately 10 minutes.  Two visits per month are program requirements.  

Nutrition Seminars
Available live on Zoom the following Wednesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm. Contact Bridget.Carroll@ymcasenc.org to register.
May 20th
June 17th
July 22nd
August 19th
September 16th  
Bridget Carroll, Program Coordinator
910-251-9622, ext. 273 or 910-385-9678
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