Tahoe Forest Health System Has Free Heart-Healthy Offers Throughout February

During the month of February, American Heart Month, Tahoe Forest Health System has free offers that focus on understanding the threat of heart disease and the importance of staying fit through diet and exercise.

Free Heart Health Talks, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Eskridge Conference Room, Tahoe Forest Hospital, 10121 Pine Avenue, Truckee
Free Yoga for a Healthy Heart, Thursday, February 12, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance

Free Blood Pressure Screenings by Tahoe Forest Hospital staff
For more information on any of these offers, please call (530) 582-7419.

The Heart of the Matter Free Health Talk and Cooking Demo
Thursday, February 26, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Incline Village Community Hospital, Community Room 880 Alder Ave, Incline Village

Tahoe Forest Health System has numerous resources to help its community members live a heart-healthy lifestyle. TFHS Heart Health Exercise Programs include:

Heart to Heart
This is a heart-reconditioning program designed specifically for people with cardiovascular disease. The programís focus is to assist participants in regaining optimal fitness and well being by learning and being motivated to make the right lifestyle changes to decrease the risk of a heart attack or stroke or the need for surgery. For more information call (530) 582-3285.

Silver Steps
This medically monitored program is for seniors of all ages. Itís 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, itís 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 an exercise program, itís also helpful to know you numbers. Affordable Health Screenings are offered each month in Truckee. Testing is available for cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL and LDL. 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, Suite 230 (inside the Medical Office Building). For additional information call (530) 587-3277.

Affordable Health Screenings are also offered each month in Incline Village. Testing is available from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. the second Friday of each month at Incline Village Community Hospital, 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, maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and regular exercise can prevent many forms of the disease.
Tahoe Forest Hospital District, 10121 Pine Avenue, PO Box 759, Truckee, CA 96160, (530) 587-6011

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