Heart Healthy Lifestyle

Whether you have been diagnosed or are recovering from a heart condition, or just ready to adopt a healthier lifestyle, these classes and resources have been designed to improve your cardiovascular health. 

An introduction to mindfulness for stress reduction 

Mindfulness meditation and the application of mindfulness to daily life can help reduce stress. Hosted by Carolyn McManus, MPT, this online video covers mindfulness meditation and a variety of self-care strategies to manage stress, difficult emotions and physical symptoms. Participants learn mindfulness not as a technique to use in times of stress, but as a way of life.

 

Nutrition videos 

Good food plays a big role in good health. A growing body of research supports the protective role of the Mediterranean diet against atherosclerosis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes as well as respiratory, neurodegenerative and kidney diseases. The Mediterranean style diet is one of the healthy eating patterns recommended by the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This style of eating provides plenty of beneficial antioxidants, dietary fiber and healthy fats such as Omega-3s. 

Hosted by a registered dietitian, these videos are designed to promote plant-based eating patterns focusing on the Mediterranean diet. You will learn to incorporate more fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, beans, nuts and seeds into your meals.

More recipes

For additional healthy recipe videos click here.

Struggling with a tobacco habit? 

Help is available!

Click here to download a tobacco cessation booklet, or give us a call to request a copy 

Click here for a list of community resources available to support you