Be Heart Smart Program Scheduled Next Month

Be Heart SmartJASPER (From Sources) – 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 Jan Dougan, Dubois County Health & Human Sciences Educator for Purdue Extension, for the Be Heart Smart program on four Wednesday nights: January 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2016 from 6 to 7 p.m. EDT in the Annex Building of the Jasper Public Library, 1116 Main Street, Jasper, IN 47546

Register by calling the Jasper Library at (812) 482-2712 or go online to register at http://www.jdcpl.lib.in.us/jasper. Registration deadline is December 30, 2015. Space is limited, so enroll now. For more information phone your Purdue Extension-Dubois County office 812-482-1782.

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