Be Smart Heart program starts in February

As the leading cause of death for all Americans, heart disease claims 600,000 lives annually. It’s understandably frightening to be at risk for heart disease. But Purdue Extension’s Be Heart Smart program can help you fight this disease by better understanding it and gaining the necessary knowledge to make heart-smart choices. 
 
Purdue Extension’s Be Heart Smart program is a new community program comprising four heart-health classes. It’s intended to complement healthcare providers’ recommendations and help you, or your loved one, prevent or manage heart disease. 
 
Topics include:
Identifying and understanding risk factors for heart disease
Guidelines for healthy cholesterol and blood pressure
A heart-healthy eating plan, including a cooking demonstration
Techniques for stress reduction
Best practices for talking to healthcare providers
 
Join Joni Muchler, Washington County Health & Human Sciences Educator for Purdue Extension, for the Be Heart Smart program on four Monday’s : February 5, 12, 19, 26 from 11 am to 12 pm at the St. Vincent Salem Hospital. 
 
Register by calling the Purdue Extension – Washington County office at 812-883-4601 or emailing jmuchler@purdue.edu. Register before February 1, 2018. Space is limited, so enroll now. For more information, visit www.extension.purdue.edu/washingtons

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