Health@Work will offer the free services from Monday, September 10 to 14, at its Avenue HQ base at Mann Island on the city’s waterfront as part of a nationwide initative
Liverpool health, safety and wellbeing consultancy Health@Work is offering free blood pressure checks in the city centre next week.
Drop-in sessions will be held at the company’s Mann Island headquarters starting on Monday, September 10 to 14 as part of Blood Pressure UK’s Know Your Numbers Week.
An estimated 5.5m people are currently unaware they have high blood pressure which can be the sign of underlying health problems including diabetes, kidney disease and lupus.
Having regular checks and treatment reduces your risk of developing heart disease by 17%, your risk of stroke by 27% and your risk of heart failure by 28%.
In a bid to raise awareness, Health@Work will be holding drop-in sessions for members of the business and professional communities to get their blood pressure checked for free. Health@Work will also be offering practical advice on how to manage high or low blood pressure. Suzanne Wootton, workplace wellbeing consultant for Health@Work said: “Keeping a track of your blood pressure is vital to leading a healthy lifestyle.
“High and low blood pressure can lead to a number of life-long health problems which, if caught early, can be managed properly or even prevented. There are several ways businesses and organisation can help employees manage their blood pressure and offering regular checks is the first step.
“The checks are quick, painless and could help you to spot other health problems before they develop into something more serious.”
Details of the drop-in sessions at Avenue HQ in Mann Island:
- Monday 10th September 2018 – 12pm – 5pm
- Wednesday 12th September 2018 – 10am – 2pm
- Thursday 13th September 2018 – 9am – 1pm
- Friday 14th September 2018- 1pm – 4pm