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Garfield YMCA Keeps Residents Healthy With Blood Pressure Clinics

Let the Garfield YMCA help you monitor your blood pressure with clinics throughout the month of July.
Let the Garfield YMCA help you monitor your blood pressure with clinics throughout the month of July. Photo Credit: Garfield YMCA

GARFIELD, N.J. – The Garfield YMCA is hosting blood pressure clinics to help residents monitor their blood pressure.

July clinic hours in Garfield are:

YMCA Family Fitness Center, 70 Outwater Lane, 2nd Floor:

  • Saturday from 9:15-10:15 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 21 from 6-7 p.m.

YMCA Main Branch, 33 Outwater Lane:

  • Monday: 4-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 13 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Senior Center, 480 Midland Avenue:

  • Wednesday from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, July 27 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Take action to improve heart health with blood pressure self-monitoring at the Garfield YMCA. Participants will work with trained healthy heart ambassadors for the duration of the four-month program, during which participants will be encouraged to self-measure their blood pressure at least two times per month, attend to personalized consultations and attend monthly nutrition education seminars. Participants will record their blood pressure readings using an easy-to-use self-selected tracking tool. The Y will provide options for participants who need a home blood pressure monitor.

The program's goals are:

  • Reduction in blood pressure
  • Better blood pressure management
  • Increased awareness of the triggers that elevate blood pressure
  • Enhanced knowledge to develop healthier eating habits

To qualify, participants will need to be at least 18, been diagnosed with high blood pressure, not have experienced a recent cardiac event and not have atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias.

For more information, call 973-772-7450.

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