Reducing Cardiovascular Risk Factors
See how smoking damages your heart and learn several common strategies that have helped others quit.
Understand what cholesterol is, how it affects your body, and what you can do to help keep your levels in a healthy range.
Understand the health concerns of having high blood pressure and learn several strategies to help keep your blood pressure within a healthy range.
Learn which foods to choose and which to limit when eating heart healthy to reduce your risk factors for heart disease.
Understand the potential health benefits from the Mediterranean Diet and learn what foods are included and limited in the eating pattern.
Understand what is provided in a cardiac rehabilitation program and recognize how it contributes to you living a long, heart healthy future.
Learn about the 3 stages of cardiac rehabilitation and how each is important to your journey of living a heart healthy lifestyle.
Learn about the different kinds of exercises your cardiac care team may prescribe for you as you recover, and how your progress can be monitored.
Recognize that you don't have to go through cardiac rehabilitation alone and learn who will be available to support you along the way.
Learn tips for shopping in the supermarket and for using the resources available to help you fill your cart with heart healthy foods.
Learn how to use the resources available to you to make dining out an enjoyable and heart healthy experience.
Women & Heart Disease
Learn how hormone replacement therapy affects the risk of heart disease, breast cancer, and other conditions.
Watch this to learn about the symptoms of heart attack in women and what to do if you experience them.
Learn why quitting smoking is the most important lifestyle change you can make to protect your heart, and your overall health.
Learn how managing your weight, gaining control of your diabetes and exercising regularly can reduce the risk factors that lead to heart disease.
Learn what certain medications do to help reduce heart disease risk factors, and ways to remember when to take your medications.