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Rhinelander YMCA Gets Blood Pressure SystemSubmitted: 07/12/2013
Story By Melissa Constanzer

Rhinelander YMCA Gets Blood Pressure System
RHINELANDER - You may notice a new machine in the Rhinelander Y-M-C-A. It's not one that will make you sore, but it actually measures part of your health.

The Y-M-C-A now has a machine that measures blood pressure. In two weeks, the machine has already become popular.

"It has been a steady line of users, which has been really good to see. So a lot of members taking advantage, charting their blood pressure," says Chris Cook, YMCA Wellness and Marketing Director.

The system was donated by Home Medical Supplies. Y-M-C-A board members and the active older adults committee worked with the business to get the machine. Cook says it is all part of the Y's goal to raise awareness about tracking your health.

"You're coming in here to work out and you get your blood pressure tagged and you start talking about it. You say, 'Hey, I've been working out for two month and I've seen already results in my blood pressure. I'm healthier.' You know, that may encourage another one that says, 'Hey, I don't even know what my blood pressure is.'," says Cook.

The Y-M-C-A also has a bio-impedance scale to measure muscle mass.


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