How to Become Heart Smart for Your Heart.
Whether you are male or female, heart disease is by far the largest single killer. For every 1,000 people born in the same year, cardiovascular disease would claim 427 lives while all other causes combined would equal 573. In fact, heart disease actually kills more women than men, almost 422,000 per year, that’s about one per minute, more than the next four leading causes of death, including all forms of cancer, combined.
Heart disease rates in post-menopausal women are 2 to 3 times higher than pre-menopausal women at the same age. African-American and Mexican-American women face a greater threat from heart disease than women of other races. In fact, 38% of women who have heart attacks die within a year compared to 25% of men. The research suggests 65% of women who died suddenly from coronary heart disease had NO previous symptoms.
It’s time for consumers to learn how they can lower their risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes through managing their lifestyle.
Registered Dietitian, Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N., has developed a 6-week Heart Smart for a Your Heart Lifestyle Program which can be presented as a Lunch & Learn at your worksite or offered at a church, a school, a women’s club or the program can even be given on a one-to-one basis.
Barbara Day, a Lifestyle Nutrition and Wellness Specialist, was the former publisher of Kentuckiana Healthy Woman Magazine and Kentuckiana HealthFitness Magazine. Day, who has specialized in cardiovascular nutrition for more than 25 years, has designed a 6-week Heart Smart For Your Heart Lifestyle Education/Treatment Program to help consumers become more heart smart by learning lifestyle strategies which will help keep your heart and body healthy.
Participants will learn about Heart Disease: What the Numbers Mean & How Lifestyle Matters; How to Become Nutrition Smart for Your Heart; Strategies for Shopping, Cooking and Eating Out, How to Be Wise & Exercise and How to Manage Your Stress. The class features a Power Point presentation along with a participant’s workbook and FREE menus and recipes.
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Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N, is a registered dietitian who has been teaching healthy lifestyles strategies to consumers for over 35+ years.