Monday 10th September is the start of Know Your Numbers! Week – an annual event to encourage people to check their blood pressure.
It’s been estimated that around 13000 people in Halton could have undiagnosed high BP.*
High blood pressure is linked to at least 50% of heart attacks and strokes. In the UK, high blood pressure is the third biggest risk factor for disease (including kidney disease and dementia) after tobacco smoking and poor diet.*
The only way to find out your blood pressure is to have regular checks. You can have your free blood pressure check at your local pharmacy, GP surgery or use a home testing kit and encourage friends and family to do the same.
A blood pressure check is quick, free, painless and could save your life.
FREE Pressure Stations Events 10 – 14 September
During Know Your Numbers Week, in Halton, the Health Improvement Team will be running BP check events in Runcorn and Widnes where anyone can drop in, get their BP checked and receive free advice about keeping your heart happy and healthy.
Come along to either venue at the times below. (At busy times there may be queues so please be patient!).
|SHOPPING CITY RUNCORN||SELECT STADIUM, WIDNES|
|MONDAY 10 SEPT||10.00 – 3.00||10.00 – 1.00|
|TUESDAY 11 SEPT||1.00 – 4.00||1.00 – 4.00|
|WEDNESDAY 12 SEPT||10.00 – 3.00||10.00 – 2.00|
|THURSDAY 13 SEPT||10.00 – 3.00||10.00 – 1.00|
|FRIDAY 14 SEPT||10.00 – 1.00||10.00 – 1.00|
You can also get your BP checked at many Healthy Living Pharmacies across Runcorn and Widnes. For details of these locations see the Happy Hearts website, which will be live from Monday 10th September: http://www.happy-hearts.co.uk/
Widnes Vikings are supporting the campaign this year by hosting one of our local pressure stations at the Select Satdium in Widnes.
This week, you and your family deserve a Happy Heart!
* Source: Hypertension prevalence estimates, October 2014, Public Health England and PHE Health matters: combating high blood pressure – 24 January 2017