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Alex Lester

Blood Pressure Cheeks

Heart disease and stroke are one of Blackpool’s biggest killers. 

Everyone is at risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), also known as heart and circulatory disease. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented – even if you have a history of them in your family. We know that your risk of developing any of these condition increases with age and that there are also certain things that will put you at even greater risk. These include: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, being overweight, lack of exercise and smoking. 

Therefore making small changes to your lifestyle can reduce your risk.  There are lots of ways you can look after your heart, and making sure you have a healthy, balanced lifestyle is the first step; taking enough exercise, eating a healthy diet and being aware of dangers such as smoking, drinking, and stress will all help. For more information please visit their website or call Heart Help Line on 0300 330 3311

As part of Altogether Now, NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group and Radio Wave invite you to get your blood pressure checked for free.  

South Shore Surgery on Saturday 9th February, 10am – 1pm 

St John’s on Wednesday 13th February, 10am – 4pm 

Mecca Bingo on Wednesday 27th February, 11:30am – 3:30pm