Blood Pressure Monitoring Program

1 IN 3 AMERICAN ADULTS HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. ONLY ABOUT HALF OF PEOPLE WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE HAVE THEIR CONDITION UNDER CONTROL. 

FREE BIOMETRIC SCREENINGS

Do you know your blood pressure? What about your glucose level or cholesterol? If you don’t, you may not know if your health is at risk. Participate in a FREE quick, convenient biometric screening provided by Gateway Region YMCA, to learn your numbers and learn the steps you can take to improve or maintain your health! No appointment necessary. ​​

For more information, please call 314-421-8838 or email bpprogram@gwrymca.org.

BLOOD PRESSURE SELF-MONITORING PROGRAM

According to the American Heart Association, 80 million American adults have high blood pressure, but less than half have it under control. Research shows that the simple process of checking and recording blood pressure at least twice a month over four months may lower blood pressure in some people with hypertension.

YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program is designed to help participants with hypertension lower their blood pressure by following an evidence-based program that combines blood pressure self-monitoring, nutrition education seminars and personalized support.

Participants will receive support from trained Healthy Heart Ambassadors and for a four-month duration will be encouraged to:

• Measure and record their blood pressure at least two times per month (a minimum of eight times)
​• Attend two personalized consultations per month
• Attend monthly Nutritional Education Seminars

The Gateway Region YMCA is looking for adults with high blood pressure who could benefit from participating in this program. Benefits include:

A simple, evidence-based program that may lower blood pressure
• Personalized support from a Y Healthy Heart Ambassador
• Tips for maintaining cardiovascular health
• Easy-to-use, portable self-tracking tool

Participants must meet the following criteria to participate in the program:  
• Must be at least 18 years old
• Must be diagnosed with high blood pressure
• Must not have experienced a recent cardiac event
• Must not have atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias
• Must not be at risk for lymphedema

The following Gateway Region YMCA branches are offering a Blood Pressure Monitoring Program this fall:

For more information about the program, contact Erin Murphy at (314) 436-1177 or bpprogram@gwrymca.org.