Member of the Month: Udayakumar Keelakattu
The Member of the Month section provides a way for us to recognize dedicated Blomeyer members who have been working hard and cosistently to get in better health and shape with the help of the BHFC. If you know a fellow Blomeyer member whose efforts should not go unnoticed, please tell us!
To nominate someone, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and a few highlights of the person you'd like to see as our next Member of the Month.
The Blomeyer Member of the Month for May 2014 is Udayakumar Keelakattu. Congratulations, Udayakumar!
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How Do I Know If I Have High Blood Pressure?
Your blood pressure is made up of two numbers, like a fraction. It is measured in millimeters of mercury (abbreviated as mmHg). Both numbers are important in determining whether your blood pressure is normal or high. The top number (known as systolic) represents the pressure in your blood vessels when your heart beats, while the bottom number (diastolic) represents the pressure in your vessels as your heart rests between beats.
What do these numbers mean? See the chart below to find your numbers. If your numbers fall into the “at risk” (prehypertension) or “high” classifications, or are often above 140/90, make an appointment with your health care provider.
Note: If you have diabetes or chronic kidney disease, the goal is to get and keep your blood pressure below 130/80 mmHg (130 top/systolic number, 80 bottom/diastolic number).
The last Wednesday of every month is “Blood Pressure Wednesday” at Blomeyer. Come get your blood pressure taken for free and learn how fitness and blood pressure are related!
Recipe: Fresh Tomato Salsa
Quote of the Month
Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It's about being better than you used to be.
Health Observances of the Month