B-READY, set, go! is an exercise and physical activity focused project that aims to tackle high blood pressure (hypertension). We believe that this project is important because high blood pressure kills more people than any other condition. We want to raise the awareness in order to save lives. Reducing blood pressure prevents stroke, heart attack, kidney damage and other health problems. We work with the whole community of Walsall, including supermarkets, local businesses and sports clubs. We understand and value diversity and equality. We are constantly looking for innovative ways to improve the community's health and wellbeing as we have noticed a lack of awareness and understanding of high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart health. This project aims to shed more light on the problems and solutions. B-READY, set, go!
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Taking part in meaningful, active leisure activities not only enriches lives, but it can also help prevent the development of life-threatening illnesses. However, perhaps the greatest benefit is the boost in self-confidence. Other benefits to the community include an improvement in quality of life, reduction of the risk of cardiovascular disease. Globally, more than a million people die each year from heart attacks and strokes caused by excess salt consumption. Salt reduction is possible, and we aim to equip members of our community with the necessary tools and skills to eat well and exercise safely. We will expect to see improved patient outcomes, and this will save the NHS from the burden of treating complications of hypertension. Our community will experience happier, healthier lives. Walsall residence will gain a high level of self-confidence and self-reliance to take responsibility for doing as much as they can for their own health improvement.
Steps to get it done:
B-READY, set go! is a long-term project. We aim to keep moving and shaking well into the future. We strive to make our environment one of belonging and welcoming to all. We make people feel heard and understood.
About the space
Located in the heart of Walsall at 88 Wednesbury Road