The National Stroke Foundation and The Pharmacy Guild of Australia are launching a campaign to combat "the silent killer" – high blood pressure.
"Nearly four million Australians over 25 have high blood pressure but many do not know their blood pressure numbers," stated Dr Erin Lalor, chief executive officer of the National Stroke Foundation.
Health check stations will be set up around Victoria between May 13 and 19 to remedy this, offering people the chance to take a questionnaire and determine their current blood pressure.
Those who are deemed "at risk" of the ailments associated with high blood pressure, such as cardiovascular disease, will be referred to a medical professional for care and advice.
Being overweight, consuming an excessive amount of alcohol, being inactive, and having a diet that is high in salt and saturated fats are all lifestyle factors that can contribute to high blood pressure.
Do your bit to promote the health of your employees by encouraging them to get their numbers checked.
It will only take them five minutes, and it could save them from serious health problems later on.
HICA can also help you organise a corporate health insurance plan for your business, which will help your workers get access to medical care when and if they require it.