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Blood Pressure Screening

Blood Pressure Screening

Blood Pressure Screening and Flu Shot Clinic

Saturday, November 5th from 7:30-10am!
Our own Health & Wellness Professional and Registered Nurse Kait Littlejohn will be providing free blood pressure screenings and counseling for all members. 

Also, Walgreen’s will be providing free flu shots on Saturday the 5th from 8-10am at Worcester Fitness on Grove Street.

What do your Blood Pressure numbers mean?
Courtesy of the American Heart Association

Understanding Blood Pressure Reading

Systolic

The top number, which is also the higher of the two numbers, measures the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats (when the heart muscle contracts).

Diastolic

The bottom number, which is also the lower of the two numbers, measures the pressure in the arteries between heartbeats (when the heart muscle is resting between beats and refilling with blood).

What is the AHA recommendation for healthy blood pressure?

This blood pressure chart reflects categories defined by the American Heart Association.

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Andy Sharry information

Andy is the Director of Fitness and Wellness at Worcester Fitness. "Connecting people is my passion. I love to facilitate opportunities for humans to interact in positive ways in healthy, balanced endeavors. In my personal and public life, it's what I'm most proud of. The medals earned, weight lost, miles run are incredible feats. But, it all takes a back seat to the connections members of my team have forged. These are lifelong bonds, and I'm so proud be a major part of improving the lives of other people. Come see me at Worcester Fitness.