Do You Know Your Blood Pressure Numbers?

By lucy bourne August 21, 2018

Know Your Numbers is Blood Pressure UK’s flagship campaign, raising awareness of the importance of having your blood pressure tested and understanding what your numbers mean.

Know Your Numbers states “High blood pressure usually has no symptoms, which is why is it often referred to as the silent killer. The only way to know you have it is to have a check. If detected, it can be easily treated thereby reducing your risk of a stroke or heart disease.”

Everybody Sport and Recreation has teamed up with NHS organisations and a range of local organisations, such as Cheshire East Council, Plus Dane Housing, One You Cheshire East and Department for work and pensions Cheshire, to provide a range of free blood pressure checks, and lifestyle advice across Cheshire during Know Your Numbers! week.

By having a blood pressure test, you will have a clear understanding of what your blood pressure readings mean, and if it is high, what easy steps you can take to reduce your blood pressure. Further support will be available such as signposting to services to help you to become more active, lose weight, eat healthy, stop smoking and much more if required.

Donna Williamson, Everybody Sport and Recreation’s Health and Wellbeing Manager shares, “Knowing your blood pressure numbers and knowing what they mean is so important and potentially save lives, we are urging everyone to take this opportunity to drop in to any of our pressure stations and have the test done. 

it has been great working together with local organisations to raise as much awareness of Blood Pressure UK’s campaign as possible. It really has allowed us to reach even more people and provide even more pressure stations across Cheshire for people to attend. After the success of running the campaign last year and seeing over 200 people, this year is going to be even bigger.”

If you would like to find out more information about your local pressure stations in Cheshire East please see our timetable below or visit Blood Pressure UK’s website to find all our partners pressure stations:

Day Venue Time
Monday 10th September Crewe Lifestyle Centre

Sandbach Leisure Centre

Knutsford Leisure Centre

11:00am – 2:00pm

11:00am – 2:00pm

4:00pm – 7:00pm

Wednesday 12th September Holmes Chapel Community Centre 11:00am – 1:00pm
Thursday 13th September Alsager Leisure Centre

Macclesfield Leisure Centre

11:00am – 2:00pm

4:00pm – 7:00pm

Friday 14th September Congleton Leisure Centre

Wilmslow Leisure Centre

11:00am – 2:00pm

11:00am – 2:00pm