Blood pressure testing in Windsor
PEOPLE can receive a free blood pressure test on Saturday.
The Stroke Association and the Rotary Club of Windsor St George have teamed up with the Ambulance Service to provide testing in the Windsor Royal Shopping area from 10am-4pm.
The day is aimed to raise awareness of the relation between high blood pressure and strokes and the Mayor of the Royal Borough, Councillor Asghar Majeed, will get his blood pressure tested at 10.15am.
Gaby Gaut, president of the Rotary club, said: "Over the years, this event may have prevented thousands of people from having a stroke. It may be quite worrying to discover you could be at risk of a stroke but once it is highlighted, it's possible to make changes which will reduce that risk."
It is estimated there are 16m people with high blood pressure in the United Kingdom and a third of them do not know they have it.
As least 40% of strokes could be prevented if people checked and controlled their blood pressure.
Rachel Seyler from The Stroke Association said: "Thousands of strokes could be prevented every year if more people took steps to monitor their blood pressure. You can keep your blood pressure under control by making a few healthy lifestyle changes.
"For example, eating a balanced diet low in saturated fat, exercising regularly and cutting your salt intake will go a long way."