Heart-Healthy Classes

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Heart Classes in Central Indiana

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Cooking for Two

As we get older, our health becomes more of a priority. But when the kids are gone, it can be challenging to scale back our cooking at home, so dining out seems like an easy option. In this class, learn how it really is cheaper and healthier to cook at home for two.​

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​Fitness Tips

Being fit is more than being thin. Research shows that no matter what you weigh, increasing your fitness helps your heart! Discover that exercise can be healthy and fun. Learn how to set up a schedule for yourself.​

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​Flavorful Holiday Cooking Tips

Don’t blow your good eating and dining habits this season! Learn how to manage the holiday feasting and celebrations with herb and spice options to add flavor to your traditional recipes.​

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Flavorful Cooking Tips

Healthy cooking leads to a healthy life. Adding herbs and spices to your cooking increases the flavor and enjoyment of the meals. Learn how to choose the right ingredients that pump up the nutritional value and flavor of your favorite recipes in this class. Recipe substitutions and cooking techniques will be discussed. 

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Healthy Dining Out Tips

Americans eat nearly half their meals away from home. How can you control what you eat when you don’t cook for yourself? Learn how to make wise menu selections and eat smart while dining out.

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Healthy Eating

Healthy eating leads to a healthy life! Find out how much a “serving” is and how to manage a healthy weight. Discover how fats, carbohydrates and protein affect our body. Do you know how much salt, fiber and sugar are in the foods you buy? This class offers the foundation for a healthy future!

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Healthy Meals on a Budget

As food prices climb and budgets get tight, smart purchases at the supermarket are important. In this class, you will learn ways to stretch your food budget while still getting the nutrients you need.

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Meatless Cooking Tips

Meatless meals may help you live longer! Adding more meatless meals to your diet is easy with new products now on the market. This class will help you with menu planning and recipes so you can incorporate more meatless meals into your daily life.

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Reduce Stress

Negative stress causes changes in lifestyle and behavior, which may lead to unhealthy choices. Learn to identify the causes of stress in your life and how to improve your health!

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Savvy Shopping

With all the new and changing products on the shelves, grocery shopping can be overwhelming. Learn where to find the healthy foods and how to avoid packaging tricks commonly used to market foods.  Discover how food labels make you a smarter shopper.

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Quick Meals at Home

Some days, we just don’t have the time – or the desire – to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. But that doesn’t mean we need to sacrifice eating well at home. Learn how to fix quick and easy nutritious meals you and your family can enjoy.

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Making Time for a Healthy Lifestyle

Don’t have time to exercise five times a week? Think healthy foods are too expensive, that healthy meals take too long to prepare? Join the team of registered dietitian Kathleen Cowden and cardiac rehab trainer/physical therapist Scott Polley for a fun, uplifting program. Our duo will show how you and your family can make time for healthy living every day, in every way. These two will: Demonstrate exercises you can do during lunch breaks Offer healthy meal options that are quick and easy to prepare Explain the many benefits of walking and low-impact exercises Show how to fit good nutrition AND fitness in your life every day

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Reduce Holiday Stress

This class will be similar to our regular "Reduce Stress" class but with a special focus on managing activities, expectations and emotions during this busy part of the year.

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