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Newsletter Video, February 2022

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IMPORTANT: February is Heart Health Month

Smoking, being overweight, having diabetes, having unhealthy blood cholesterol levels, or having a family history of heart disease, increases the likelihood you'll develop heart disease.

Make a plan with a friend to get heart healthy and track your progress.

Remind each other to keep a log of your blood pressure, healthy weight goals, and physical activity.

Blood Pressure Chart

The Normal, Elevated, & Hypertension Blood Pressure Numbers

Blood Pressure Category Systolic (upper number)   Diastolic (lower number)
Normal < 120 mmHg and < 80 mmHg
Elevated 120 - 129 mmHg and < 80
Hypertension
Stage 1 130 - 139 mmHg or 80 - 89 mmHg
Stage 2 ≥140 mmHg or ≥90 mmHg

Links to Great Resources

We ask that you do one thing this month - take your blood pressure and share it with your physician.

Infographic showing correct way to measure blood pressure

Click on the links below for free resources.

Disclaimer

The information in this video is intended for informational and educational purposes only and in no way should be taken to be the provision or practice of physical therapy, medical, or professional healthcare advice or services. The information should not be considered complete or exhaustive and should not be used for diagnostic or treatment purposes without first consulting with your physical therapist, occupational therapist, physician or other healthcare provider. The owners of this website accept no responsibility for the misuse of information contained within this website.