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Five minutes tomorrow that could save your life


THE LifeTime centre for Over Fifties is urging people in Warrington to get to “know their numbers” to save their lives.
Associate community matron Stephen Dutton will be at LifeTime carrying out free blood pressure checks at the Gateway on Sankey Street tomorrow (Tuesday) from 10.30am – 12.30pm.
It is non-invasive, will take less than five minutes and could save your life.
A third of people in the UK have high blood pressure but most are unaware. It is known as the silent killer as it doesn’t have any symptoms.
High blood pressure causes 60 per cent of preventable strokes, contributes to half of all heart attacks, increases vascular dementia risk, is the biggest cause of kidney disease, and makes you three times more likely to develop heart disease.
And the only way to find out if you’re at risk is to get your blood pressure checked on a monitor.
A healthy blood pressure is ideally under 120/80mmHg.
LifeTime officer Andrea Rees said: “Know Your Numbers Week is all about being aware of what your blood pressure is to help live a long and healthy life. We are encouraging people to come in and find out what their blood pressure numbers are and to take action, if necessary, to reach and maintain a healthy blood pressure.”
The event is being supported by Warrington Together.
Picture: LifeTime volunteer Lynne Bardsley gets her blood pressure checked alongside LifeTime officer Andrea Rees ahead of Know Your Numbers Week


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