Learning to deal with heart disease brings many lifestyle changes.
The “My Heart,” a free educational program, shares information regarding heart health issues and dealing with stresses that come with heart disease. The program also looks at how exercise helps heart disease along with the benefits of good nutrition and healthy eating habits.
Identifying healthy goals goes a long way in helping to reach and achieve your goals.
The “My Heart” team’s goal provides research based information to help individuals, families, and friends dealing with heart challenges.
Bringing the current research based information to the program includes: Bryan Doke, PT, DPT from the Brown County Hospital; Maureen Jackman, RN BSN from the Brown County Hospital; Pam Barrow, LN, LMNT, RD the local consultant dietitian; and Pat Jones, MS from the University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension.
The program is being offered Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. live via the Internet. UNL Extension in Cuming County will host a viewing site in the Cuming County Courthouse Meeting Room.
Host for the session will be Mary Clare Stalp, RD, LMNT. A nutrition heart healthy snack will be served.
The topics covered include: Effects of Exercise on the Heart, What is Cardiac Rehab, The Rocks that Affect Our Diet, Ingredient Substitutions and Recipes the first hour.
The second hour will include topics on Risk of Over Exertion, Benefits of Cardiac Rehab, and Incorporating Fresh Vegetables and Fruits into Your Diet along with Recipes.
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