It’s no secret that we all love to bite off more than we can chew, especially during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Each and every one of us reacts to stress differently, but one thing is for sure, stress can do far greater damage to us than we can ever imagine. Speaking of stress, when was the last time you had your blood pressure checked? Trust me, I’m not trying to make you feel bad, I’m guilty of not being the best patient, either. I get so busy working, and caring for my grandmother who has Alzheimer’s that most of the time I forget to put my makeup on, much less check my blood pressure. Thankfully, our friends at Omron are trying to change the way we look at stress and make it easier for those of us who aren’t as inclined to check our blood pressure.
According to the MediCast blog, researchers found that people are heading to the ER 25% more frequently than in the past, due to cardiac related symptoms. If patients had the tools and education to detect their blood pressure at home, they would recognize there is a problem with their health before needing to rush to the ER when an emergency strikes. Omron, the # 1 Doctor and Pharmacist recommended brand, wants to help reduce the visits to the ER and ease some of the worry surrounding hypertension with their Home Blood Pressure Monitor. In fact, doctors actually recommend monitoring at home so the problem can be caught early.
Omron contacted me recently to see if I’d be interested in reviewing their 10 Series Plus Bluetooth Smart Home Blood Pressure monitor (and host a giveaway) and I jumped at the chance. With one in three people being affected by hypertension (which my mom suffers from) I knew that I needed to get on board, and that I wanted to help one of my lucky readers get on board with this too. The monitor is easy to use, has advanced accuracy, multi-colored BP level indicator lights, an easy to wrap cuff (which is ComFit), it gives you a true read by giving you three consecutive readings that are one minute apart and displays the average (this is perfect for people like me who tend to get nervous about having my BP checked) and has a BP level bar. The best part is it has Bluetooth smart connectivity, so it wirelessly transfers to your smartphone. It detects and alerts you of irregular heartbeats with its Irregular Heartbeat Detector. The Omron 10 Series Plus Bluetooth Smart blood pressure monitor (which retails for $99.99) is a must for every individual regardless of age.
If you’d like to enter to win an Omron Home Blood Pressure Monitor, please answer the mandatory question in the comment section, we also have a few additional ways you can enter to win.
1) What’s you’re favorite way to relieve stress during the holiday season? As you can see from the image above, my favorite way to relax is by picking English roses in my garden and by doing fun DIY projects (I made that fun glitter vase that the roses are in).
For extra entries:
1) “Like” Omron Home Blood Pressure Monitors on Facebook (leave a comment stating how you follow)
2) “Like” Candace Rose on Facebook (leave a comment stating how you follow)
Contest is only open to U.S. residents and ends on Sunday, December 7th at 9 pm PT. Winner will be notified via email. Thank you and best of luck!
Disclosure: I wasn’t compensated in any way for my review. I was sent the Omron Home Blood Pressure Monitor to review and as always these are my honest opinions. Thank you!
Giveaway has ended. Thank you to all who entered, the winner was notified via email.