Do you know your numbers?
Everybody Health and Leisure are providing free self-testing blood pressure machines, as part of Blood Pressure UK’s Campaign ‘Know Your Numbers! Week’, which takes place between the 4th-10th September 2023.
Everybody Health and Leisure’s Health Referral Lead, Gavin McKeith shares:
“High Blood Pressure, also known as Hypertension, is a very common condition, with 1 in 3 people in the UK having this. Blood pressure is the amount of blood your heart pumps around your body and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. One of the issues related to high blood pressure is it can often not present any symptoms!
However, having high blood pressure can often lead to other health issues if not treated, including Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, strokes amongst many others. Nevertheless lifestyle changes can be implemented to help prevent and lower your blood pressure, including increased exercise and physical activity levels, reduction in weight and salt intake and a healthy balanced diet.”
As well as having free self-testing blood pressure machines available, Everybody will be providing information on why blood pressure is important to check, what the numbers mean and how exercise can help reduce and maintain blood pressure.
The opportunity to check your own blood pressure will be available on a self-screening blood pressure machine, no need to book just turn up, at Crewe Lifestyle Centre and Congleton Leisure Centre during the 4th-10th September, so drop into one of Everybody’s centre’s anytime and check your own blood pressure.
Please be aware these blood pressure checks are for 18 years and above.
To find out more, contact the Everybody Healthy Team on [email protected] or call: 01270 685589.
Notes to Editor
Everybody Health and Leisure are a registered charity which aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by improving the health and wellbeing of local communities. The charity operates 16 leisure facilities including 9 swimming pools and 7 Taste for Life cafes across the Cheshire East region, and delivers a range of targeted health, sports and disability and inclusion programmes. For more information please visit: www.everybody.org.uk or follow on Twitter @ebleisure.
Name: Matt Shannon
Organisation: Everybody Health and Leisure
Email: [email protected]