Live well for longer, Know Your Numbers!

Skip the primary navigation if you do not want to read it as the next section.


Primary navigation

Skip the main content if you do not want to read it as the next section.


News releases

Live well for longer, Know Your Numbers!
18/07/2019


This year’s Know Your Numbers! Week is all about knowing your blood pressure numbers to live a long and healthy life  

Know Your Numbers 2019 will take place on 9th – 15th September 2019 

Many of us are living well into our 70s, 80s and 90s. With so much life to look forward to, we want these years to be healthy and happy for everyone, free from disease and disability. 

The key to a healthy later life is in keeping ourselves fit and healthy for as long as possible, making the most of the support available along the way. 

There are many things that we can do delay or even prevent disease. Such as stopping smoking, watching what you eat and drink, and being active. But one of the simplest is knowing your blood pressure numbers. 

High blood pressure can lead to heart attacks and strokes, as well as other illnesses. Once you Know Your Numbers! you can get support to bring your blood pressure under control and prevent these diseases. 

Around a third of people in the UK have high blood pressure, but most don’t know it. It doesn’t have any symptoms so, the only way to find out is to get a blood pressure check. 

What is Know Your Numbers! Week?  

Know Your Numbers! Week is the UK’s biggest blood pressure testing and awareness event. 

Every September, volunteers offer free blood pressure checks to passers-by at pop-up venues known as Pressure Stations. They appear across the UK, in train stations, shopping centres, car parks and supermarkets, even the Royal Opera House. The aim? To find the millions of people who have high blood pressure and don’t know it. 

Get a free blood pressure check 

Come along to a Pressure Station and get a free blood pressure check. Bring your friends and family too. 

Find your nearest Pressure Station 

Get involved

There are many ways to support Know Your Numbers! Week and help the people in your community to stay healthy. You could help us to spread the word in person or on social media, fundraise, put up posters in your area, or write to your MP. 

Read more about how you can support Know Your Numbers! Week. Or call us on 020 7882 6255 or email us at kyn@bloodpressureuk.org to find out more about taking part. 



Stay in touch

Sign up for our Press Release service

The Charity Awards 2008 Winner

The Charity Awards 2008 Winner


Lottery funded

The following page sections include static unchanging site components such as the page banner, useful links and copyright information. Return to the top of page if you want to start again.


Page Extras

EmailPage to a friend

Skip the main banner if you do not want to read it as the next section.


Page Banner

Accessibility
Blood Pressure UK Home page
Helping you to lower your blood pressure

End of page. You can return to the page content navigation from here.