FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART MONTH

HONOR YOUR OWN SWEET HEART DURING AMERICAN HEART MONTH

During the month of February, American Heart Month, Tahoe Forest Health System will be offering various heart conditioning programs and free Health Talks, focusing on educating people about the threat of heart disease and promoting how to stay fit through diet and exercise.

Tahoe Forest Health System has numerous resources to help its community members live a heart healthy lifestyle. Whether your goal is to lose weight, maximize athletic potential, manage your cholesterol and blood pressure, navigate through menopause, or prevent other chronic diseases, our professional registered dietitians will help design a customized nutritional program to meet your needs.

 

FREE Health Talks

Tahoe Forest Hospital 10121 Pine Avenue, Truckee, CA

February 6: Relaxation and Stress Reduction

9:30 a.m.  Nikki Dean, Yoga Instructor

                  Pine Street Cafe

 

February 13: Optimize Your Exercise

9:30 a.m.  Wendy Buchanan, Exercise Physiologist

                  Pine Street Cafe

 

February 20: Intuitive Eating: Making Peace with Food

9:30 a.m.  Betsy Taylor, Registered Dietitian

                  Pine Street Cafe

 

February 27: Ten Hot Topics in Cardiology

9:30 a.m.  Tim Lombard, MD, Cardiology

                  Eskridge Conference Room

 

 

Incline Village Community Hospital, 880 Alder Ave, Incline Village, NV

February 12: Exercise and Heart Disease

9:30 a.m.  Wendy Buchanan, Exercise Physiologist

                  Community Room

 

February 26: Intuitive Eating: Making Peace with Food

9:30 a.m.  Betsy Taylor, Registered Dietitian

                  Community Room

 

Silver Steps

This medically monitored program is for seniors of all ages. It’s designed to help senior men and women increase their physical stamina focusing on cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, balance coordination, body composition and having fun. And, it’s affordable.  The first month is 50 percent off. For more information call 530.582.3285.

In addition to being educated about heart health and starting to begin an exercise program, know you numbers.  Affordable Health Screenings are offered each month in Truckee and Incline Village. Testing is available for cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL and LDL. In Truckee, testing is available from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Tahoe Forest Laboratory Draw Station at 10956 Donner Pass Road, Ste. 230 inside the Medical Office Building. For additional information call 530.587.3277.

In Incline Village Nevada, testing is available from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. the second Friday of each month at the Incline Village Community Hospital at 880 Alder Avenue. For additional information call 775.833.4100.

Approximately every 25 seconds, an American will have a coronary event and about one every minute will die from one, making heart disease the leading cause of death in the United States. It is also the major cause of disability. Coronary heart disease, often occurring after a heart attack, is the most common.

The good news is that a heart-healthy lifestyle can help prevent cardiovascular disease and improve heart health even if a person has been diagnosed with a heart or vascular condition. Although cardiovascular disease is responsible for one-third of all deaths in the United States, many forms of the disease can be prevented by maintaining a healthy active lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and regular exercise.

 

Heart to Heart

A heart reconditioning program specifically

designed for people with cardiovascular

disease to regain optimal fitness and well being

Call 582.3285 for information

 

Know Your Numbers!

Affordable Health Screenings are offered each

month in Truckee and Incline Village, NV. Testing

is available for cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL and

LDL.  It’s a simple, easy and affordable way to take

charge of your health.

 

Second Wednesday of the Month in Truckee, CA

Tahoe Forest Laboratory Draw Station

10956 Donner Pass Road Ste. 230, Truckee, CA

inside the Medical Office Building 7 to 9 a.m.

530.582.3277

 

Second Friday of the Month in Incline Village, NV

Incline Village Community Hospital

880 Alder Avenue, Incline Village, NV

8 to 9 a.m. 775.833.4100

Tahoe Forest Hospital District, 10121 Pine Avenue, PO Box 759, Truckee, CA 96160, (530) 587-6011, information@tfhd.com

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