HEART MONTH

Take two: Webinars will up your understanding of heart disease

Learn the numbers that matter—and what you can do to reduce your risk

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Traditionally the month for love and all things heart-related, February reminds us to take care of our heart in celebration of American Heart Month. Heart disease can often be prevented by managing health conditions and making healthy choices. Tune in to these two webinars to learn more.

Your Health—It's a Numbers Game

Every day we have numbers running through our heads—cellphone numbers, online banking accounts, computer passwords. The list is endless. But do you know the numbers that are most important to you? Your personal health indicators: blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, and body mass index. These numbers are key indicators for developing a major illness such as heart disease or diabetes. Learn more about the numbers game and what you can do if your levels are unhealthy by viewing the webinar Your Health—It's a Numbers Game at noon on Thursday, Feb. 21.

Pam Milles, an advanced practice health coach with HealthFitness, will present this webinar. Milles holds a bachelor's degree in nutrition from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor 's degree in psychology from St. Catherine's University. She supports individuals in building a path to long-term improved health in the areas of physical activity, healthy eating, sleeping, tobacco cessation, condition management, and stress management.

Join the meeting to view and listen to the Webex no more than five minutes before the start time by clicking on this link.

To listen by phone instead of computer, call 312-535-8110. The participant code is 734 751 470.

Heart Healthy Living—The Beat Goes On

Did you know that one in four deaths is caused by heart disease? Coronary artery disease is the most common form of heart disease and the leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. for both men and women. Your best defense against CAD and other cardiovascular problems, including stroke, is within your control.

Find out what you can do to reduce your risk for heart disease. Join health educator Amanda Kopeski at noon on Thursday, Feb. 28, for the wellness webinar Heart Healthy Living—The Beat Goes On. You'll learn:

  • What causes heart disease
  • Your controllable and uncontrollable risks for CAD
  • Lifestyle choices for a healthy heart

Kopeski, a health coach with HealthFitness, holds a bachelor's degree in biobehavioral health and a master's in public health. Her experience includes engaging and supporting participants as they make lasting behavior changes, instructing group exercise classes, and managing fitness centers.

Join the meeting to view and listen to the Webex no more than five minutes before the start time by clicking on this link.

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