An open house was held early Wednesday morning, as the WVU Extension Service of Marion County and Marion County Disability Action Center held a public blood pressure self check station within both locations.
The opportunity provided community members to have their blood pressure taken, recorded and receive additional information on healthy living.
“We encourage our folks to eat well through our cooking classes and nutrition classes. We encourage our clients to get up and get moving through our group fitness and our recreation programs. So the blood pressure self monitoring stations are just one more step to give them the tools that they need to monitor their health and to make good choices in their life,” said Julie Sole, DAC director.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, monitoring blood pressure and consulting with your health care team is a proven way to lower risk of disability or death from high blood pressure or hypertension.