The big names have come out for a big problem and we all need to listen.
TV star Miriama Kamo, comedian Mike King and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman are urging New Zealanders to get regular blood pressure checks – and that’s particularly important for anyone over 35.
“Everyone should get their blood pressure checked at least once a year,” Coleman says. “And if you’re over 35, twice a year.”
High blood pressure or hypertension is called the Silent Killer. And for good reason – it’s a leading cause of stroke. That’s why Kamo and King were happy to lend their support to the Stroke Foundation’s Big NZ Blood Pressure Check on Saturday 1st October 2016. It’s a chance for all New Zealanders to get their blood pressure checked quickly, painlessly and for free at almost 200 venues around the country. Click here to find your nearest venue.