Thursday, September 16, 2010
Know your Numbers! Week 2010 (UK)
"'Are you gambling with your health?' is the question the Blood Pressure Association is asking as it launches the nation's biggest blood pressure event, Know your Numbers! Week 2010. More than 1,400 venues, known as Pressure Stations, are offering free blood pressure checks across the UK from 13-19 September. The charity's research found three quarters of UK adults don't know their blood pressure numbers. This means they are taking an unnecessary gamble with their health, as uncontrolled high blood pressure causes stroke and heart attack. That's why the Blood Pressure Association, along with Frank Sinatra (aka tribute act Stephen Triffitt) known for his love of gambling as well as crooning, is urging everyone to take the first step to lowering their odds of strokes and heart attack by having a blood pressure check"