This autumn, be sure to visit our roadshow to have your free blood pressure check and healthy lifestyle advice and support to help keep your blood pressure at a healthy level.
If your blood pressure is too high, it increases your risk of a heart attack or stroke, as well as heart and kidney disease, and is closely linked to some forms of dementia.
Delivered by Charlton Athletic Community Trust, the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s ‘Blood Pressure – Be Sure’ roadshow will run from Tuesday 17th October for seven weeks and visit the busiest and most popular locations all around the borough. Trained, friendly advisors will be there to help you get your blood pressure checked and offer healthy lifestyle advice around keeping your blood pressure down and staying healthy.
Even if you don’t have high blood pressure, as long as it’s not too low, we could all reduce our risk and bring it down a little. Making healthy lifestyle changes such as eating healthily (particularly eating less salt and plenty of fruit and vegetables), moving more, stopping smoking, cutting down on alcohol and caffeine and getting more sleep can help reduce your chances of getting high blood pressure and help lower your blood pressure if it’s already high. This means your risk of heart attack, stroke, heart and kidney disease and dementia will also decrease. There are also the added benefits of feeling and looking good when you make these small changes.