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.