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Controlling Your Blood Pressure Like a Pro with Lark

Natalie Stein
August 5, 2020
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Lark programs offer coaching to help you reach health and wellness goals by making small behavior changes and turning those changes into habits that are sustainable long-term. All Lark programs share common characteristics, such as a compassionate Lark coach, unlimited Lark chats, and all the tools you need to make small changes to drive big results. If you have hypertension, here is what to know to control your blood pressure like a pro with Lark.

What Is the Lark App?


The Lark app is the platform you use for your specific program. Lark for Hypertension is for managing hypertension, or high blood pressure. To manage blood pressure like a pro, the Lark app lets you monitor blood pressure, track antihypertensive medications, and get coaching on weight loss, nutrition, physical activity, and more behaviors that can get blood pressure under control. In the app, you can chat with your Lark coach and log information such as a blood pressure measurement, a meal, or some exercise. The Lark app is easy to use, with an intuitive interface. 

Unlimited Lark Chat


A key resource available through Lark Pro is its unlimited availability. You can use Lark as often as you want, whenever you want, including nights and weekends. The Lark chat can be about topics such as a high or low blood pressure level or a meal you just logged, or it can be a review of your motivation for wanting to lose weight or hit any of your other goals. When you want to check your progress, talk about a meal, or just check in, just open the Lark app. Lark is ready for you, even at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. If you want to control blood pressure like a pro, you have on your hands a job that cannot stop on nights and weekends!

All About Your Lark Coach


Your Lark coach is there for you every single time you open the Lark app. Unlike with a nurse’s hotline, where you may get a different nurse answering the phone each time, your Lark coach is always the same one. Powered by artificial intelligence (AI), Lark remembers everything about you and increasingly personalizes your coaching as you continue your Lark journey.

This familiarity not only gives you the opportunity to have more personalized Lark chats, but also may encourage you to open up to your Lark coach. Always empathetic and never judgemental, Lark understands if you are having a bad day or something is getting in the way of your goals. This compassion for the daily challenges of managing hypertension help you stay motivated, and allow you to overcome the tough days and weeks that everyone experiences at some point.

If you are wondering about the qualifications of your Lark coach, you can set your mind at ease. Lark programs are the result of collaboration by experts in hypertension and related areas such as weight loss, nutrition, physical activity, and behavior change. Tools that you can learn in Lark include how to respond positively to challenges while in the moment and visualizing success. Lark can also help with setting priorities and balancing work, health, and life.

Features of Lark for Hypertension


Lark programs have features that can lead to success. Along with knowledgeable and compassionate coaching, as well as an easy-to-use interface for Lark chats, Lark is available 24/7 to coach you on your terms, wherever you are. Your Lark coach may alert you to a high or low blood pressure value, or provide valuable insights such as noticing that sleep has been down, so it’s important to be especially vigilant about making healthy choices for blood pressure.

Meal logging, physical activity and sleep tracking, and weight loss monitoring are all designed to be simple in the Lark app. Instead of worrying about calorie counting, for example, Lark nutrition coaching places emphasis on areas such as making smart choices and eating mindfully.

A unique feature of Lark is its in-depth missions that are geared towards helping you hit your goals. Each mission is designed to take a week and includes 7 check-ins, one for each day. You can take longer if you want! Titles of missions in Lark for Hypertension include, “Sodium and Hypertension” “Find Time for Fitness,” “Taking Ups and Downs in Stride,” and “Enjoy Healthy Food.” You will also learn about behaviors that can affect blood pressure control, such as managing stress and focusing on sleep.

Lark’s all-in-one system includes the option to pair your Lark app with a bluetooth blood pressure monitor. It automatically syncs with Lark so that every time you take your blood pressure, Lark records it and is ready to provide advanced coaching around it. Lark program resources can help you set up your device if you are having trouble, and the coaching includes tips on how to get accurate results when measuring your blood pressure.

Becoming a Lark Pro


There are some things you can do to be a pro with Lark and hit your target blood pressure more often. One of the biggest tips is to stay engaged, which can include logging your meals, signing into the Lark app daily to get through your check-ins and missions, and making sure Lark picks up on your workouts and sleep patterns.

It can help to keep your phone on you so your Lark coach is always at your fingertips. That way, you can also get every notification when it comes, such as a reminder that it may be time to take a medication or check blood pressure. Keeping your phone on you also lets Lark detect your physical activity. You may even get a notification reminding you if it’s time to get moving.

Controlling blood pressure like a pro with Lark can be a rewarding experience as you learn new strategies, collaborate with your Lark coach, and feel better all around. Getting started is easy, and you can start to work with the Lark app whenever you are ready!

Author
Natalie Stein

Exercise, Fitness & Nutrition Expert | Lark Health