Join us for a free and fun one-day event to learn some simple ways to make your lifestyle more heart healthy.

     Wednesday, May 22
   8:30 am - 3 pm
Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes
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The program:

8:30 a.m. - Registration

9 a.m. - Welcome and introductions

9:30 a.m. - Get In Gear! Heart Healthy Fitness
Anita Travica, Personal Fitness Advisor
Brainerd Lakes YMCA
Learn some simple but effective exercises that you can do in your living room that will strengthen your heart. Wear comfortable clothing for this presentation!

10:30 a.m. - Break

10:45 a.m. - Eat Your Way to a Healthy Heart
Mary Ambroz, Registered Dietitian, LC
Essentia Health St. Joseph's - Brainerd Clinic
Eating heart healthy is one of the most powerful things you can do to lower your risk of heart disease. Learn how to read and understand nutrition labels, stock your refrigerator and pantry with delicious foods, and prepare meals that will reduce your risk of heart disease.

11:30 a.m. - Lunch is Served
Chef Matt, Arrowwood Lodge
Chef Matt will demonstrate how to prepare a simple lunch that'll be easy on the ticker and even easier on your tastebuds. Bon appetit!

1 p.m. - Understanding Heart Disease
Dr. Michael Rich, Cardiologist
Brainerd Lakes Heart & Vascular Center at Essentia Health
Learn the importance of knowing your four main risk factors for heart disease. You will gain a better understanding of these risk factors and how you can control them as well as the advancements in care and technology for diagnosis and treatment.

1:45 p.m. - Get Motivated to Make Changes
Karla Provost, RRT, Director Respiratory Care/Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
Essentia Health - St. Joseph's Medical Center
Cardiac rehabilitation will help you change your lifestyle for a healthy heart by reducing your risk, now and in the future. Through group and individual coaching, you can improve your quality of life.

2:30 p.m. - Heart Healthy Care in Your Home
Good Neighbor Home Health Care
Learn how heart healthy diet, fitness, risk factors and more are included in home health care services.

* Schedule is subject to change.

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