Six Steps to a Healthy Heart

1. Attend a Free Seminar Series

This February, in recognition of American Heart Month, Meriter is hosting a free seminar series on heart and vascular well-being. Our seminar series will be held at the Meriter Wellness Center, which is conveniently located at 2501 W. Beltline Hwy, Suite 207 (just off Todd Drive – near Bonfyre Grill).* Parking is free. The seminars are free, but registration is required so reserve your spot today!

Women and Heart Disease  – Tuesday, February 1, 6:00 – 7:00pm – RESCHEDULED TO TUESDAY, MARCH 1 due to snow storms!
Presented by Jane Nelson Worel, APNP
One in every three female deaths in the United States is due to cardiovascular disease. Fortunately, this statistic can change. Learn more about women and heart disease and how to protect your heart.

Jane Nelson-Worel reviews women’s heart attack symptoms with John @Star Country Radio
Jane Nelson-Worel, ANP and John at Star Country review women’s heart attack symptoms and why it’s important to call 911. Click the play button to listen!

Knowing Your Numbers – Tuesday, February 8, 6:00 – 7:00pm

Presented by Scott Gyorog, MD

Understanding your risk for heart disease is the first step towards prevention. Discuss key measures of a healthy heart including cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar level and body mass index (BMI).

Heart Healthy Kids – Tuesday, February 15, 6:00 – 7:00pm
Presented by Viren Bavishi, DO
Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years and is causing a range of health problems including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high blood cholesterol and sleep apnea. Find out how obesity can be prevented with family lifestyle changes such as healthy eating and physical activity.

Lifestyle Changes for a Healthy Heart – Tuesday, February 22, 6:00 – 7:00pm
Presented by Gretchen Diem, PhD
While many people know what they should do to improve their health, they often struggle starting or maintaining a new lifestyle. Learn how small, yet significant changes can lead you towards a healthier lifestyle – one step at a time.

2. Assess the Health of Your Heart

Take a free heart health assessment by the American Heart Association.

3. Reduce Your Risk for Heart Disease

By quitting smoking, exercising regularly and eating right.

4. Tell a Woman in Your Life About Meriter Women’s HeartCare

We can help her make changes for a heart healthier life – because she’s worth it.

5. Get Support

If you or a loved one is diagnosed with heart disease – or at risk for developing heart disease – find comfort with these support groups.

6. Know the Signs of a Heart Attack

Knowing the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and stroke could save your life or the life of a loved one.

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