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Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
YMCA OF GREATER WAUKESHA COUNTY

TAKE ACTION TO IMPROVE HEART HEALTH

If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, there are things you can do to manage it, even without medication. Taking action to keep it well-controlled will minimize your risk for complications like stroke, heart attack, and even death. Lifestyle changes -- including the simple act of monitoring your own blood pressure on a regular basis -- can play an important role in managing your high blood pressure. 

The Y can help. The YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program is an evidence-based program that features personalized support as you develop the habit of monitoring your blood pressure, tips for maintaining your cardiovascular health, and nutrition education.

DID YOU KNOW

  • One out of every three adults has high blood pressure -- more than 68 million people?
  • Only about half of people with high blood pressure know they have it? 
  • High blood pressure contributes to or causes more than 1,000 deaths each day in the U.S.? 

Blood pressure is the force of blood pumping against your arteries. High blood pressure, often called hypertension, occurs when the force of this pressure is damaging to the arteries. You could say the damage is done quietly, as most of the time high blood pressure has no obvious symptoms.

There are plenty of reasons to check your blood pressure:
  • About 7 of every 10 people having their first heart attack have high blood pressure.1
  • About 8 of every 10 people having their first stroke have high blood pressure.1
  • About 7 of every 10 people with chronic heart failure have high blood pressure.2

1 American Heart Association, Common Blood Pressure Myths 
2 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Blood Pressure Facts

How the Program Works

The YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program helps participants:

  • Reduce their blood pressure by identifying patterns and trends on which to take action
  • Better manage their blood pressure over time
  • Increase their awareness of triggers that elevate blood pressure
  • Improve their knowledge of heart-healthy eating habits 
  • Enrich communication with their health care provider by sharing self-monitoring results

Participants will work with trained YMCA Healthy Heart Ambassadors for the duration of the four-month program. Just a few check-ins per month can yield big results. You will:

  • Take your own blood pressure at least two times per month
  • Attend two consultations with an Ambassador per month
  • Attend monthly nutrition education 

You will record your blood pressure readings using an easy-to-use tracking tool of your own choosing. The Y can provide options for participants who need a home blood pressure monitor.

CAN I PARTICIPATE?

To qualify for the Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program, you 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 arrhythmias
• Not be at risk for lymphedema

YMCA membership is not required to participate in the program.


Program Features

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  Healthy Heart Ambassadors

Certified Healthy Heart Ambassadors will train you on the proper technique for taking your own blood pressure readings accurately, will assist you in identifying trends and patterns in your readings over time, and will provide ongoing support as you work to make blood pressure self-monitoring a habit.

  Office Hour Consultations

Healthy Heart Ambassadors are available each week for one-on-one 10-minute consultations to support you as you continue to better manage your blood pressure. You’ll be asked to attend at least two consultations a month, but you will be welcome any time a Healthy Heart Ambassador is on-duty. To ensure you feel supported throughout the program, you will also receive weekly emails or calls from a Healthy Heart Ambassador.

  Nutrition Education Seminars

Our monthly seminars highlight how food is related to blood pressure management and will provide you with the knowledge and skills to make heart-healthy choices. Topics covered include reducing sodium intake and heart healthy eating. Each 45-minute seminar will also offer an opportunity for you to take your own blood pressure with coaching on proper technique from a Healthy Heart Ambassador.

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CONTACT US

Carley Hoelzel
Healthy Living Director
262-330-5192
choelzel@gwcymca.org

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