By JACLYN FRANKS
HHS Extension Educator, Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, Kosciusko County
WARSAW — As the leading cause of death for all Americans, heart disease claims 600,000 lives annually. It is understandably frightening to be at risk for heart disease.
Purdue Extension’s “Be Heart Smart” program can help you fight this disease by gaining the necessary knowledge to make heart-smart choices. Purdue Extension’s “Be Heart Smart” program is a new community program comprising of four heart-health classes.
Join Jaclyn Franks, Kosciusko County Health and Human Sciences Educator, for the “Be Heart Smart” program this March from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday evenings: March 1, 8, 15, and 22 at the Purdue Extension Office, 202 W. Main St. Warsaw. There is no cost associated with the program.
It is intended to compliment healthcare providers’ recommendations and help you, or your loved one, prevent or manage heart disease.
- 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
Register before Feb. 29 by calling the Purdue Extension office at (574) 372-2340 or by emailing [email protected].