High blood pressure is sometimes called the “silent killer.” As you’ll hear in personal stories like this one, many people lead perfectly healthy, active lives, never realizing they are hypertensive—sometimes, until it’s too late. Monitoring your blood pressure is the first step in championing Omron’s #90toZero movement. Success to us means zero heart attacks and zero strokes. Join our team – we are all “Heroes for Zero.”
Taking the 90 Day Blood Pressure Challenge
The 90 Day Blood Pressure Challenge starts simply by committing to checking your blood pressure daily. Many people never even experience symptoms, so once they start checking their blood pressure, they are surprised to discover they are hypertensive. The good news is, positive lifestyle changes will impact your blood pressure. Here’s how to start:
- Check your blood pressure daily
- Record and track your numbers
Awareness is step one. You can take the Challenge further by:
- Following health bloggers and influencers taking the Challenge
- Using the 90 Day Challenge Calendar to boost exercise and nutrition
- Following the 10 ways to lower high blood pressure without medication
- Sharing your experience on social media with #90toZero, #OmronEvolv, #BPChallenge, and #GoingForZero
Why blood pressure?
High blood pressure (hypertension) can lead to stroke and heart disease. The numbers for stroke in particular are alarming:
- Almost 800,000 people have strokes every year
- Every 4 minutes someone dies from stroke
- Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the U.S.
- 80% of strokes are preventable
Testing your own blood pressure
New ACC/AHA Blood Pressure Guidelines: Check-in Time
It’s been over a year since the new blood pressure guidelines were released and 103 million Americans were recategorized with high blood pressure. That’s nearly 1 in 2 of us. How are YOU doing?
Hypertension stage 1
Hypertension stage 2
See your doctor right away
Going for ZeroTM
Taking your blood pressure is one way to help stop the silent killer. And sharing your commitment moves us all closer to a world without heart attacks or strokes. Join us. Become one of the Heroes for Zero.
5 ways to maintain a healthy BP
- Eating a healthy diet
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Getting enough physical activity
- Not smoking
- Limiting alcohol use