Friday, August 17th, 2018

Purdue Extension to host Be Heart Smart

Posted: Friday, August 3, 2018

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 and best practices for talking to healthcare providers.

Join Karen Hinshaw, Huntington County Health & Human Sciences Educator for Purdue Extension, for the Be Heart Smart program on four Tuesday afternoons: September 4, 11, 18 and 25. Classes will be held at 1 p.m. at the Knight Civic Center in Warren. This program is sponsored by Huntington County Health & Wellness Coalition and Parkview Foundation.

For more information or to register, call Purdue Extension – Huntington County office at (260) 358-4826 or email gray110@purdue.edu. Register before August 27; space is limited, so enroll now.