The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, December 5th


Contributed by Maria Russell

No Pressure Blood Pressure Testing Locations and Times:

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Center for Health Sciences, Smiddy Hall, Dillingham, Job Hall 
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Whalen Academic Symposium, Gannett (Library), Towers, Terraces
​11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Hill, Business, Peggy Ryan Williams, Alumni Hall
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Friends, Textor, Muller, Bookstore
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Campus Center, Hammond Health Center,  Fitness Center, A&E
​2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Williams Hall, Center for Natural Sciences, Park Communications, Rothschilds  
And all day, everyday in Robert R. Colbert Sr. Wellness Clinic!

More than 100 million Americans have high blood pressure. Know your numbers!

Blood Pressure Levels (mmHg)

Category                                Systolic / Diastolic

Normal                                    systolic <120 and diastolic <80
Elevated (Pre-hypertension)    systolic 120-129 and diastolic <80
Stage 1 Hypertension              systolic 130-139 or diastolic 80-89
Stage 2 Hypertension              systolic ≥140 or diastolic ≥90

Hypertensive Crisis                 systolic >180 and/or diastolic >120

American Heart Association recommendations to help maintain Blood Pressure:

·         Limit alcohol consumption

 What we already know:

Studies show: