Big Birmingham Blood Pressure Challenge

By on 02/04/2011 in News

Brummies are getting pumped up with excitement today as they bid to help the city become a healthy world record breaker!

Lord Mayor, Len Gregory wants the city to go down in history as the place where the most people get their blood pressure checked in one day.

The Big Birmingham Blood Pressure Challenge takes place today (Saturday April 2) at Star City from 10am to 6pm.

The aim is to establish a world record of 3,000 blood pressure tests in just eight hours. A blood pressure test is quick and painless but one which might just save your life so be part of a history-making event and at the same time do something positive for your health.

High blood pressure is known as the 'silent killer' as it has no symptoms, yet is one of the main causes of a stroke. But around 40 per cent of strokes could be prevented if people are diagnosed and treated for high blood pressure.

The record breaking attempt is being run with the Stroke Association.

Heather Webber, Head of Operations for The Stroke Association in the West Midlands, said: “Most people with high blood pressure can be treated effectively through prescribed drugs. The condition can also be prevented by making small but significant lifestyle changes.”

It is recommended that you register here to avoid disappointment on the day and to help us to manage the event so that we have the best chance of breaking the record! Please arrive at your allocated time at the registration desk in StarCity.

It is FREE to take part in the Lord Mayor's Big Birmingham Blood Pressure Challenge and be part of the Guinness World.

So join the Lord Mayor at Star City today to be part of the world record attempt.

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