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Fallen Soldiers 5K, November 2013 A-Team, 2013 Big Pink Volleyball Bracket Winner Bridge the Gap to Health Races - May 2013 Go Red for Women, February 2015 Fallen Soldiers 5K, November 2013

Western Well: Employee Wellness at Western Illinois University

Past Event Photos

3rd Annual Fallen Soldiers 5K, October 2014
Fallen Soldiers 5K Race Participants
Go Red for Women's Health, February 2014
Go Red for Women's Health Luncheon
2nd Annual Fallen Soldiers 5K, November 2013
Fallen Soldiers 5K Race Winners
Leathernecks in Training - Bridge the Gap Run, May 2013
Leathernecks in Training group photo
Illinois Healthy Worksite, Silver Level

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Health Tips

How can I tell if I have high blood pressure?

  • High blood pressure (also called Hypertension) has no symptoms. That's why it's called a "silent killer".
  • A single elevated blood pressure reading doesn't mean you have high blood pressure.
  • The only way to find out if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure checked by a doctor or other qualified health professional.
  • Optimal blood pressure with respect to cardiovascular risk is less than 120/80 mm Hg.

Karvonen Target Heart Rate Formula

  • 220-age = Max Heart Rate (MHR)
  • Max Heart Rate - Resting Heart Rate = Heart Rate Reserve
  • Heart Rate Reserve x .6 = __ + Resting Heart Rate = Beats Per Minute OR
  • Heart Rate Reserve x .75 = __ + Resting Heart Rate = Beats Per Minute
** Resting Heart rate - you should take your pulse for 1 minute when you have been laying still for 30 minutes
** The beats per minute you get from C and D are your target heart rate threshold on which your heart rate should stay in between during exercise