Whitgift Care welcomed Age UK to Whitgift House on Tuesday 20 June to demonstrate the importance of a healthy blood pressure.
Whitgift House residents were given information on why blood pressure is important, they discovered that the higher your blood pressure is, the higher your risk of health problems, they were also given the opportunity for their blood pressure to be taken.
Age UK representatives went through five key points that help maintain a healthy blood pressure level:
• Eating fruit and vegetables
• Being physically active
• Reducing salt intake
• Maintaining a healthy weight
• Cutting back alcohol
Whitgift House resident said: “When Age UK visit they always hold informative talks and give out useful information. Understanding blood pressure is so important.”
For more information on blood pressure visit the Age UK website.