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KNOW YOUR NUMBERS

This month our Know your Numbers roadshow is touring the borough offering you free blood pressure checks from 10 to 16 September.  

You can drop in to any of the events below to get your blood pressure checked for free and if there are any issues, such as a low or high reading, advice and support will also be available on how to address this:-

10 September - 8am-11am and 5.30pm-8pm - Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park
10 September - 8am-11am and 5.30pm-8pm - Northwood Community Centre
11 September - 8am-11am and 5.30pm-8pm - Kirkby Leisure Centre
12 September - 8am-11am and 5.30pm-8pm - Halewood Leisure Centre
13 September - 8am-11am and 5.30pm-7pm - Stockbridge Village Neighbourhood Centre
14 September - 8am-11am and 5.30pm-7pm - Prescot Soccer Centre

Blood pressure is the term used to describe the strength with which your blood pushes on the sides of your blood vessels as it’s pumped around your body.  High blood pressure (hypertension) can put a strain on your heart and blood vessels and over time this extra strain can damage your body’s organs, which can increase your risk of developing serious problems such as a stroke or heart attack.  Low blood pressure (hypotension) can cause dizziness and fainting.

A blood pressure check is the only way to find out if your blood pressure is too high or too low, because most people won't have any obvious symptoms.

To help you to manage a healthy blood pressure, there’s a range of ideas to help you, and your family, stay fit and healthy on our Healthy Knowsley website - www.healthyknowsley.co.uk

From quitting smoking, weight loss programmes and getting active, you’ll find a wealth of information on Healthy Knowsley. Plus, there’s information around debt, learning and working - all of which can have an impact on our health.

If you need support to help you make positive lifestyle changes, then you can be referred to a Lifestyle Advisor.  

It’s free and confidential to people living or working in Knowsley. Simply contact the Healthy Knowsley Hub on 0800 0731 202 or email: health.trainers@nwbh.nhs.uk and they can advise you on specialist support services to meet your needs.

 

Posted by HEALTHY KNOWSLEY with Matthew Ashton, Director of Public Health for Knowsley and Sefton on September 6th, 2018

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