Get Your Numbers with the Best Home Blood Pressure Monitor
If you’ve followed our posts over the past couple of months, you know that we participated in the Going for Zero educational campaign developed by Omron Healthcare to help end heart attack and strokes. Today, we’re excited to announce that we have two great blood pressure monitors to give away to two of our fans.
Currently, estimates suggest that nearly half of all U.S. adults has high blood pressure. The latest guidelines also emphasize the benefits of regular home blood pressure monitoring to avoid false-positive results individuals often have when having their blood pressure taken at a medical office. What’s more, monitoring your blood pressure can help you stay on track as you’ll get feedback about your diet and lifestyle choices.
To manage your blood pressure, take a comprehensive approach that covers diet, physical activity, avoiding tobacco, limiting alcohol and regular monitoring of your blood pressure. For more about these lifestyle changes, please read our previous post about the DASH diet and visit the Going for Zero website for great information about how to naturally lower your pressure.
As part of the Omron educational program, I was provided an Omron EVOLV home blood pressure monitor to track progress. I have been taking my reading weekly and I find it really helpful to see the trends in my pressure — it spikes after my workouts, is lower in the a.m. and trends higher in the afternoon (I’ll call that work-related stress.) When I saw my pressure was higher, it reminded me to make healthier food choices, limit sodium and maintain my active lifestyle. My husband also monitored his blood pressure more frequently and found similar trends with his readings.
When I had a routine checkup at Kaiser Permamente in northern CA where I live, the nurse practitioner took my blood pressure the old-fashioned way and mentioned how low my pressure was. I explained that I was happy because I frequently had slightly elevated readings when my pressure was checked at the doctor’s office, due to increased anxiety.
Then, I told her about my home blood pressure monitoring routine and she then explained that Kaiser Permamente has one of the largest ongoing clinical hypertension trials — with more than 600,000 participants — that focuses on early treatment, frequent blood pressure monitoring and is moving toward a self-monitoring model where patients will monitor their pressure at home with a device that transmits the data to the medical center.
If you want to be on this type of cutting-edge way to actively manage your health — starting with self-monitoring of your blood pressure — be sure to enter our giveaway below for an Omron EVOLV home blood pressure monitor.
To enter the giveaway, be sure to sign up for the “Going for Zero” pledge and enter our contest below to win an Omron EVOLV blood pressure monitor. Two lucky fans will win one monitor worth $99.99.
Follow these three simple steps to enter for a chance to win your own home blood pressure monitor:
- Like AFH on Facebook
- Like Omron on Facebook
- Leave a comment below about why you want to win a blood pressure monitor
All AFH terms and conditions apply. Winner will be chosen on 6/15/18 by midnight EST.
This is a sponsored post from Omron, makers of home blood pressure monitors.