|Matters of the Heart
Did you know that heart disease is the number one cause of death in women in the United States? That is a frightening statistic. But, the good news is that there are plenty of ways to prevent or reduce your risk by making healthy lifestyle choices. You have the power to make a positive change in your health!
The old saying "You are what you eat" still rings true today. What we eat greatly affects our heart health, especially cholesterol-filled foods or foods containing a lot of fat. However, the key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight isn't only about the foods we consume. It's about adopting a healthy lifestyle that includes healthy eating and regular physical activity.
One of the first steps toward regaining control of your heart health is to maintain a healthy weight. St. Francis' HealThy Self now offers a Physician Guided Weight Loss Program. This highly structured 12 week program includes a comprehensive assessment, personal training sessions, nutrition assessment and planning, and weight monitoring for a lifetime of success in weight management.
It's time to get moving! Incorporating physical activity into your daily life will considerably improve both your mental and physical health. Exercise can help reduce your stress, improve your memory, boost your mood and energy level, build a stronger immunity, improve your sleep, and can help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight - allowing you to control diabetes, elevated cholesterol and high blood pressure, all risk factors for heart disease. Most importantly, exercise benefits everyone, regardless of age, sex or physical ability.
St. Francis HealThy Self now offers a Medical Fitness Program. This physician guided 12 week program is for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, which includes a comprehensive assessment by our collaborative health team, personal training sessions utilizing our state-of-the-art fitness equipment, counseling and education, weekly results monitoring, and milestone reports to your primary care physician. No matter your shape or size, exercise is essential to strengthening your heart and reducing your risk for developing heart disease.
HealThy Self is located at ST FRANCIS millennium. For more information please call 864-400-3651 or click here to visit our website. A healthy and happy heart starts with you. Get on the road to optimal health today!