(Tahoe/Truckee, Calif.) – 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 remains as 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 is offering free Workshop Wednesdays during the month of February, from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, held in the Eskridge Conference Room at Tahoe Forest Hospital.
Heart health workshop topics include:
Feb 5: Latest in Heart Health, with cardiologist, Dr. Tim Lombard, MD
Feb 12: Seasoning with Herbs and Spices, with dietitian, Lisa Fligor, MS, RDN
Feb 19: Strength Training for a Healthy Heart, with exercise physiologist, Anna Aldridge
Feb 26: Breathing and Mindfulness for Heart Health, with social worker, Sheryl Schultz, and health coach, Liz Schenk
The Cardiac Rehab Open House will immediately follow each workshop from 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm. Meet our disciplinary staff, enjoy healthy snacks, and tour the Cardiac Rehab facility. Everyone is welcome!
Tahoe Forest Health System offers the Pritikin Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation ICR program, a Medicare-approved, comprehensive lifestyle program designed specifically for patients recovering from a cardiovascular disease-related event, such as a heart attack or surgery. The program includes healthy cooking classes, nutrition workshops, healthy mindset workshops and medically-supervised exercise. Tahoe Forest Health System is the first Pritikin ICR location in California. Learn more about the Pritikin ICR program by clicking here.
For more information about our heart health events or the Pritikin ICR program, call (530) 582-3285.
About Tahoe Forest Health System
Tahoe Forest Health System, which includes Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee, CA, and Incline Village Community Hospital in Incline Village, NV, offers 24-hour emergency care, primary and specialty health care clinics including Tahoe Forest Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, CoC-accredited cancer center, the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, the Joseph Family Center for Women and Newborn Care and the Tahoe Forest Primary Care Clinic with same-day appointments. With a strong focus on high quality patient care, community collaboration, clinical excellence and innovation, Tahoe Forest Health System is a UC Davis Rural Center of Excellence. For a complete list of physician specialties and services, visit www.tfhd.com.
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