Recently, I told you in THIS POST I was going to join in on the Going for Zero Campaign (Zero Heart Attacks, Zero Strokes) with Omron Healthcare.   My blood pressure began to skew high with my weight gain which began with pregnancies in my thirties…and both are still around.  Though I have lost weight, I am still over weight and I think that is why my readings spike at the doctor’s office each time I go.  I know I am going to get “that talk” about my weight.  And I absolutely hate “that talk.”  We learned in my first post, the stress of going to the doctor is called the white coat effect.

Though complete victory in the area of weight gain has not occurred yet, I am much better. I am also well aware of the dangers of strokes and heart attacks which can occur.  The Going for Zero campaign has intrigued me because I want to see how different the readings are at home as they are at the doctor’s office.  So, far the readings are much lower.

What I was immediately surprised by, is just how easy it is to do this.  Downloading the app…syncing it to the The Omron EVOLV®…getting it on my arm and taking the reading….is all so very easy.  Now, I don’t have to wait until my doctor’s appointment or stop by the grocery to get a reading.  The anxiety is eliminated because it is not followed by a lecture from the doctor.  Yet, I am keeping a log in the app and can show my doctor exactly what is going on.

I am probably going to begin a regular schedule of readings soon, but for now, I have been taking them at different times to see how I am affected at different stages of my life.   It varies after exercise…after a stressful day at work…after drinking caffeine…and before bedtime.  I am in better shape than I originally thought, but still I skew high.  I will be following this for 90 days and reporting back.  For now, just know having this device at home is so convenient and does provide peace of mind.


The Omron EVOLV® is the latest Omron innovation which is a portable, wireless upper-arm blood pressure monitor that is clinically validated for accuracy and has received FDA clearance. It is a sleek one-piece upper arm unit with no tubes or wires. The EVOLV is also equipped with Bluetooth technology which allows the device to seamlessly sync with the Omron Connect App to store, track and share data.

Omron Healthcare, Inc. is the global category leader in personal heart health and wellness technology, with a heritage of over 40 years. Omron is the #1 doctor and pharmacist recommended home blood pressure monitor brand on the market, and the brand is known for its clinically-validated accuracy.  Cardiovascular disease is still the number one cause of death, and stroke is the top cause of adult disability in the U.S., with high blood pressure being the leading risk factor for both these conditions.


Remember: Nearly 800,000 strokes occur each year in the U.S., but experts say that up to 80 percent of all strokes are preventable…that is where I want to be.  I am choosing to take in home readings of my blood pressure because I MATTER.






   Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored post and I am compensated as a brand ambassador, but the words are my own.

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