Free blood pressure checks at Lincolnshire Co-Op branches this month
Research has found that British people are more likely to know their lottery numbers than their blood pressure - and staff at Lincolnshire's Co-Op pharmacies are encouraging local people to get theirs checked for free.
The chain is taking part in Know Your Numbers Week until September 22.
44 Co-Op stores across the county will be among the 1000 UK-wide 'Pressure Stations' taking part in the testing event, which is run by the Blood Pressure UK charity.
Members of the public are able to drop into local branches - including Lincoln, Metheringham, Kirton, Louth, Holbeach, Donington and Gainsborough - to have their free check.
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It is estimated that one in three adults has high blood pressure - but a third are unaware they have the condition as it can be symtomless.
It is the UK's biggest 'silent killer', causing 60% of strokes and 40% of heart attacks, and can also contribute to the onset of kidney disease and dementia.
Taking advantage of the pain-free check were two men whose jobs cause them moer stress than most - Grimsby Town and Boston United football managers Paul Hurst and Dennis Greene.
Paul and his commercial manager Dave Smith were both given clean bills of health following their checks at the Cleethorpes branch, and Dennis was also declared healthy at the Kirton pharmacy.
“It wasn’t painful and it was easy. If people are worried about their health it’s a good idea to come and have a free check. You could find out something that you need to know or you could find out that it’s all fine. It’s really important to try and stay healthy,” said Dennis Greene.
Once identified, high blood pressure can be managed and returned to healthy levels.
Lincolnshire Co-op’s Head of Pharmacy Alastair Farquhar said:
“Having your blood pressure checked is quick, easy and painless.
“We’re pleased to be working with charity Blood Pressure UK to urge all adults to find out their own blood pressure numbers – knowing your lottery numbers might not win you the lottery, but knowing your blood pressure numbers could save your life!”