Exercise your heart in more ways than one! February is American Heart Month.
This Valentine’s Day, love your heart by taking care of your blood pressure (bp). High blood pressure, or hypertension, is the number one risk factor for heart disease. It also puts you at risk for a number of other serious health conditions.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 in 3 U.S. adults, or roughly 75 million people, fall into a higher than normal bp range. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimate that about two-thirds of those over 65 have high blood pressure, and that adults with normal readings at age 55 have a 90% chance of experiencing hypertension at some point in their lives.
Take Care of Your Heart this Valentine’s Day and learn why regular blood pressure checks are important. For simple heart-healthy habits and resources for blood pressure screenings visit heart.org
Y members may receive a FREE blood pressure screening in our lobby Tuesday, February 14th from 8:00-10:00am.