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Live well for longer, Know Your Numbers!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about taking part.