The FBISD Transportation Department and the American Heart Association (AHA) recently joined together to help increase awareness about heart health, and to encourage bus drivers to join the Check.Change.Control. program.
The program provides information and resources to check and monitor blood pressure. High blood pressure is the leading cause of heart attack, stroke and heart failure, according to the AHA.
The LiveWell team members were on hand at the Hodges Bend and Lake Olympia bus terminals to teach the drivers how to check their blood pressure and to sign up for the free, online tracker from the American Heart Association. With this tool, managing heart health is easy and convenient.
All bus drivers who took part in the program were given a chance to win prizes. To enroll, go to www.cccbptracker.com.
To learn more about heart disease and prevention, visit the American Heart Association’s website at www.heart.org.