FC Utrecht draws attention to measuring blood pressure

14 April 2023

FC Utrecht draws attention to measuring blood pressure

FC Utrecht and UMC Utrecht draw attention to measuring your blood pressure.

Almost one in three people have hypertension, often without being aware of it themselves. Having high blood pressure is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, which kills nearly 40,000 people in the Netherlands every year. This is why FC Utrecht is joining forces with University Medical Center Utrecht to draw attention to measuring your blood pressure through the “Wear that Band!” campaign.

To support the campaign, FC Utrecht has developed an online platform in cooperation with UMC Utrecht. A platform on which all the necessary information about the risks of cardiovascular disease, healthy blood pressure, symptoms and tips can be found. In addition, extensive attention is paid to how to responsibly measure your blood pressure at home.

“With over ten million deaths a year, high blood pressure is the leading cause of death worldwide.” Often you don’t notice anything about it. The older you get, the more likely you are to develop high blood pressure. It is therefore important to measure your blood pressure annually from the age of 40.”

Wilko Spiering, an Internist-vascular medicine specialist of UMC Utrecht.

To draw attention to the importance of measuring your blood pressure, the captains of FC Utrecht’s first team and pledge team will play the next match round with a special captain’s armband in the theme of ‘Wear that Band’. FC Utrecht will take on FC Twente in Stadion Galgenwaard on Sunday 16 April at 14:30, while Jong FC Utrecht will visit Jong AZ on Monday 17 April at 20:00.

“From the heart, we as a club are committed to a more vital Utrecht.” As FC Utrecht, we are genuinely involved with the city and our region. In doing so, the fitness and vitality of everyone is paramount.”

Thijs van Es, a General Manager of FC Utrecht

Many (former) captains of FC Utrecht have already signed up as captains, thus taking responsibility for themselves, their own environment, but also for the club and the city.

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