03 September 2008

If we were 30 years older we'd be attacking you right now

Today, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer was joined by dozens of community and business leaders, including Walt Disney World Meg Crofton, to announce a first of its kind health initiative for Central Floridians. The project, entitled Project Pressure, has issued a challenge for at least one million area residents to get their blood pressure checked. The program is designed to raise awareness of the dangers of hypertension and motivate cities nationwide to step up their blood pressure education efforts.

"We are encouraging our community and our Cast Members to make one simple step toward a healthier lifestyle by rolling up their sleeves and getting their blood pressure checked. Health care and the wellness of employees and their families is one of the most important issues that companies face today. Project Pressure will complement the many resources we are providing Cast Members to help them live healthier lives," said Crofton.

Statistics show that ninety percent of the current population is at risk for High Blood Pressure in their lifetime. What comes as a surprise to most people is that blood pressure can be checked for free, by a medical professional, at their local fire station.

More information can be found at www.projectpressure.com.

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