Co Kildare people invited to get their heart and blood pressure checked for FREE this week

Irish Heart Foundation’s Mobile Health Unit visiting local towns

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Irish Heart Foundation’s Mobile Health Unit offers free heart health checks in Kildare next week

Irish Heart Foundation’s Mobile Health Unit will be in Co Kildare this week

The Irish Heart Foundation’s Mobile Health Unit, sponsored by Pfizer Bristol-Myers Squibb will provide free heart health checks in Kildare Town, Athy, Castledermot, Naas, and Newbridge this week.

The mobile unit will be at Market Square in Kildare Town on Monday 1 July from 10am to 12pm, in the Athy Community FRC in Athy from 10am to 1pm and at Teach Diarmada Community Centre Castledermot from 2pm to 4pm on Wednesday 3 July, in Monread Shopping Centre in Naas on Thursday 4th July from 10am to 4pm and in Whitewwater Shopping Centre in Newbridge on Friday 5th July from 10am to 4pm.

Nurses will offer locals a blood pressure check, a pulse check, heart health information and lifestyle advice in the unit’s professional consultation rooms.

The Irish Heart Foundation’s heart health checks are free, and the charity encourages all adults aged 18 and over to have their blood pressure checked. For more information about the Mobile Health Unit and to view its upcoming locations in your area, please visit irishheart.ie, or call the Irish Heart Foundation at 01 668 5001.

The Irish Heart Foundation’s top tips to improve your blood pressure:

Know your blood pressure level

If you are on medication for blood pressure or cholesterol, make sure to take your tablets as instructed

Check your blood pressure

Aim for a healthy weight

Eat less salt and processed food, and more fruit and vegetables

Drink less alcohol and keep within the recommended limit

Be more active

If you smoke, stop smoking