February is Heart Health Month

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February is Heart Health Month, and Tahoe Forest Health System is focusing on helping our community understand the threat of heart disease and the importance of maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. 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. Through a balanced diet and regular exercise, many forms of this disease can be prevented.

Tahoe Forest Health System offers the Pritikin Intensive Cardiac Rehab, a Medicare-approved, comprehensive lifestyle program designed specifically for patients recovering from a cardiovascular disease related event, such as a heart attack or surgery.

During the month of February, Tahoe Forest Health System will be hosting free community workshops every Wednesday, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, in the Eskridge Conference Room at Tahoe Forest Hospital.

FREE Heart Health Workshops

Feb 7: Blue Zones: Join our dietitian to learn about heart healthy dietary recommendations taken from the world's longest living populations, with Lisa Fligor, MS, RDN
Feb 14: Strengthening and Stretching for Heart Health:  Learn strength training and stretching exercises you can do at home for overall heart health, with Quinn Lehmkuhl, Exercise Physiologist
Feb 21: Protect Your Peace - Setting Boundaries and Building Resilience: A mindfulness workshop that highlights and investigates various ways to establish healthy boundaries and find balance, with Justine Nelson
Feb 28: Cholesterol Basics and Heart Disease: Learn about cholesterol and how to reduce your risk of heart disease from our cardiology team, with Erica Dastrup, APRN

Additional Workshops

Feb 5: Be Heart Smart- Heart Disease Prevention, 5pm - 7pm, $25 
Feb 26: Cooking Club: Heart Healthy Recipes from the Blue Zones, 5pm - 6:30pm, $30 (includes food samples)

Join Tahoe Forest Health System in kicking off Heart Health Month on National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 2nd.

For more information about the Pritikin Intensive Cardiac Rehab program or our Heart Health workshops, call (530) 587-3769.

February 1, 2024