Thank you to everyone who supported this campaign. We are no longer distributing campaign display packs on this topic, but you are very welcome to use the downloadable materials available on this webpage to continue supporting this health awareness topic.
Blood Pressure and Healthy Hearts
In the Bradford district one in five people over the age of 65 dies from coronary heart disease, whilst one in two people will die of some form of vascular disease.
High blood pressure is one of the most common conditions in this country. More than one in four adults in the UK have it, and we estimate that over 50,000 people in Bradford have undiagnosed high blood pressure … that’s enough people to fill Valley Parade football ground twice over!
If your blood pressure is too high, it can do massive damage. It narrows the blood vessels and can lead to strokes and heart attacks, as well as angina, heart failure, kidney failure and narrowed arteries in the legs.
Taking just five minutes to find out your blood pressure could save your life! You can get your blood pressure taken by your practice nurse, pharmacist or you can take it yourself with an at home blood pressure monitor.
For more information please see http://www.bradfordshealthyhearts.co.uk/
A regular 10 minute brisk walk can make you feel better in so many ways. It can boost your energy, clear your head and lift your mood. It can help people with lower back pain and those at risk of high blood pressure. It’s also great for your long-term health – it can reduce your risk of serious illnesses like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia and some cancers.
A brisk 10 minute walk every day is a great excuse to get outside and improve your health. Each 10 minute burst of exercise is known as an “Active 10”. Brisk walking is simply walking quicker than usual at a pace that gets your heart pumping. Start with a 10 minute brisk walk a day and then see if you can gradually build up to more.
You could walk part of your journey home, pop to the shops on foot, or just get some fresh air. No gym memberships, no brightly coloured Lycra. Just 10 minutes and you!
Leaflets to Download
- Understanding Physical Activity – British Heart Foundation
- Understanding Cholesterol – British Heart Foundation
- Understanding Blood Pressure – British Heart Foundation
- High Blood Pressure: Your Questions Answered – Blood Pressure Association
- 60 Active Minutes – Change 4 Life
- Swaps to Get You Up and About – Change 4 Life
- 10 Steps to an Active You – One You
- Being Active with Musculoskeletal Problems – Moving Medicine
- Being Active with Inflammatory Rheumatic Disease – Moving Medicine
- Being Active with Heart Disease – Moving Medicine
- Being Active with Falls and Frailty – Moving Medicine
- Being Active with Diabetes – Moving Medicine
- Being Active with Depression – Moving Medicine
- Being Active with Dementia – Moving Medicine
- Being Active with COPD – Moving Medicine
- Being Active with Cancer – Moving Medicine
- Being Active Prevents Disease and Keeps You Healthy – Moving Medicine
- Workbook for an Active Lifestyle – Moving Medicine
Posters to Download
- Walking Briskly for 10 Minutes Counts as Exercise – One You
- Take Steps to Move More – One You
- How Are You? – One You
- How Your Heart Works – British Heart Foundation
- Sit Less and Move More (set of 6 children’s posters) – British Heart Foundation
- This Won’t Hurt A Bit – Moving Medicine
- Teach an Old Dog New Tricks – Moving Medicine
- Simon Says Get Up – Moving Medicine
- Practice What You Prescribe – Moving Medicine
- Pitter Patter and a Natter – Moving Medicine
- From ‘Ouch’ to ‘Ohm’ – Moving Medicine
- Join the Moving Movement – Moving Medicine
- Become a Hoover Groover – Moving Medicine
- Everybody Dance Now – Moving Medicine
- Let’s Play: Ideas for Activity with Children – Change 4 Life
- Move More with Change 4 Life – Change 4 Life
- Physical Activity for Pregnant Women – Department of Health
- Physical Activity for Disabled Adults – Department of Health
- Physical Activity for Children and Young People (5-18) – Department of Health
- Physical Activity for Early Years (Birth to 5) – Department of Health
- Physical Activity Benefits for Adults and Older Adults – Department of Health