One in three American adults has high blood pressure, which puts them at heightened risk of stroke and heart disease, two of the leading causes of death in the U.S. In response to this critical health care issue, the YMCA offers its Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program, an evidence-based program that features personalized support as participants develop the habit of monitoring their blood pressure. Research shows that the process of recording blood pressure at least twice a month over a period of four months has been shown to lower blood pressure in many people with high blood pressure. 

Participants work with trained Healthy Heart Ambassadors for the duration of the four-month program. Participants will:

  • Take and record their blood pressure at least two times per month
  • Attend two consultations a month with a Healthy Heart Ambassador
  • Attend monthly nutrition education seminar

Find out if you qualify or get more information by contacing your participating Y location.  

 

Caine Halter Family YMCA
John Hamrick
864-679-9622
jhamrick@ymcagreenville.org

Eastside Family YMCA
David White
864-292-2790
dwhite@ymcagreenville.org

GHS Family YMCA
Brooke Wells
864-963-3605
bwells@ymcagreenville.org

George I. Theisen Family YMCA
Brande Yarborough
864-834-2400
byarborough@ymcagreenville.org

 

$40 for Y members
$80 for the Community
YMCA membership not required.