Release the Threat Challenge
If your doctor has warned you about high blood pressure or diagnosed you with it, it can feel like yet another heavy load to carry. The current state of the world can raise your blood pressure, but think about this: Do you really need the added threat of a heart attack, stroke, or some other serious consequence because of not managing your high blood pressure?
The Release the Threat 7-day Challenge is all about starting your journey toward lower blood pressure.
Show Your Heart Some TLC
Take Our 7-Day Release the Pressure Challenge
– Take your medication correctly.
– Check your blood pressure every day.
Why — and How — to Stop the Threat of a Heart Attack or Stroke
Managing your blood pressure goes beyond taking preventive measures like cutting out salt, exercising more, or decreasing stress. If you’ve been diagnosed or warned that you’re at risk for high blood pressure, it means working with your health care professional and following their advice and prescribed treatment.
No Excuses: Dealing With Your “But’s”
I’m not good at remembering to take any medication.
We all forget things sometimes, but keeping a pill box or setting an alarm on your phone can help you to remember.
I can’t afford my medication.
There are medication assistance programs available, and you can also opt for the generic form of the medication since it’s cheaper. Discuss the options with your health care professional to find the option that’s best for you.
I can’t afford a blood pressure monitor.
Blood pressure monitors are generally less than $25. Just make sure to talk to your provider before you buy a monitor to make sure you’re getting the most effective one.
I don’t even know how to take my blood pressure at home.
That’s what we’re here for. This training video will help you learn the right way to take your blood pressure.
My blood pressure isn’t that high. Just a bit elevated.
Now is a great time to get proactive and take steps to keep your blood pressure from rising.
I know this is important, but I have approximately 704 things on my to-do list, and I really would rather put my family first.
This is 100% valid — but instead of making this #705, move it into your top spot. The longer you wait to get it under control, the bigger a threat it can become. And remember that you’re not actually choosing between yourself and your family. Prioritizing your health and prioritizing your family go together.