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Know Your Numbers! Week 2019: 9-15 September
This year’s Know Your Numbers! Week is all about knowing your blood pressure numbers to live a long and healthy life
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.
Therefore in 2019 the aim is to encourage people to Live well for longer by going to get their blood pressure checked either at one of our Pressure Stations during the week, via community pharmacy or practice nurse or via self-care at home, as high blood pressure has no symptoms. Together we can help to prevent death and disability from stroke and heart disease caused by high blood pressure.
Know your Numbers!® Week is the UK's biggest and most far reaching blood pressure testing event and awareness week. Each year, hundreds of "Pressure Stations" offer free blood pressure checks across the UK, enabling thousands of people to get a free blood pressure check. It encourages adults across the UK to know their blood pressure numbers and take the necessary action to reach and maintain a healthy blood pressure.
Know Your Numbers! Week 2019 is taking place 9-15 September. We will have hundreds of Pressure Stations across the UK offering free blood pressure checks.
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 out more about Know Your Numbers!, the nation's biggest blood pressure testing event.