Free Heart-Healthy Classes Offered to Public Throughout March
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Franciscan Health Heart Center is offering free classes focused on cardiovascular health and wellness in March
Protect Yourself from Stroke
Wednesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Johnson County Public Library, White River Branch
1664 Library Boulevard, Greenwood
Having a stroke is some people's greatest fear, but there are ways to reduce your risk, starting with your family health history and getting a vascular screening. Dr. Kiell, a vascular surgeon with Cardiac Surgery Associates, will share what people need to know about risk factors and how to manage them. He will also discuss the early signs of "mini-strokes" and surgery options for unblocking the carotid arteries that carry blood to the brain.
Change of Heart classes include:
Nutrition & Fitness
Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m.
8111 South Emerson Avenue, Entrance 1
The internet is awash with information on how to get fit fast and what you need to know about eating. But where do you start? Registered dietitian Chrissy Arsenault will guide participants through the healthy diet/healthy lifestyle maze and get them started on the right path. Learn how to diet and exercise – any exercise – work together to help people reach and maintain a healthy weight and control blood pressure, cholesterol and more.
Thursday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m.
1201 Hadley Road
So, how nutrition savvy are you? Boost your knowledge with this class led by Brenda Danner, a registered dietitian with Franciscan Physician Network. Learn how the body uses carbohydrates, protein and fats, and how to manage serving sizes. A lot of the prepared foods contain added salt and sugar. This class helps steers participants clear of them and choose healthier fiber-rich foods.
Cooking for 2
Thursday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Franciscan Health Heart Center, Indianapolis
Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Franciscan Health Mooresville
It's tempting for a single person or couple to just pick something up for dinner or lunch or choose to dine out several times a week. But cooking on a small scale can be healthy and rewarding. Registered dietitians Holly Moran and Megan Pope will share healthy menu ideas and planning tips to make dining in the favorite choice any day of the week.
By Joe Stuteville
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