Nearly half of adults with high blood pressure are women and many don’t know their numbers are high. If you have high blood pressure, know you are not alone.
While high blood pressure isn't directly related to gender, throughout a woman’s life, health issues like pregnancy, pregnancy prevention (birth control) and menopause can increase the risk of developing high blood pressure. The good news is, there are many steps you can take to improve your blood pressure numbers and maintain them within a healthy range.
The American Heart Association and Providence Spokane Heart Institute are offering a free seven-week virtual program called Better U™ where we will support women in the Inland Northwest who are interested in improving their health through the management of blood pressure.
The program will be led by Providence Spokane Heart Institute medical experts. Women in the community will join together online to connect and support each other on their journey. Each weekly session will be held via Zoom meeting.
Better U™ Weekly Topics:
VIRTUAL MEETING DATE MEETING TIME TOPIC
Tues. Feb. 9, 2021 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. How and when to take your blood pressure
Tues. Feb. 16, 2021 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Learn how to eat healthy
Tues. Feb. 23, 2021 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. How to reduce salt in your diet
Tues. March 2, 2021 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Let’s get physical for heart health
Tues. March 9, 2021 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Financial health
Tues. March 16, 2021 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Mental well-being
Tues. March 23, 2021 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Final celebration check-in
Participants must be committed to attending the full seven-week program and need to be 18 years old, or older, to participate.
If you are interested in joining us, visit the registration webpage on the Providence Health & Services Washington website.
Providence Spokane Heart Institute is a proud local sponsor of the Go Red for Women movement: