Online sessions help participants improve heart health

Heart Wise offers effective strategies to manage cholesterol and blood pressure

Local residents looking to manage their cholesterol and blood pressure are invited to an upcoming information online session to better understand their heart health.

Heart Wise: Managing Cholesterol and Blood Pressure is a free, two-part group session offered by Alberta Health Services (AHS). Nutrition and Food Services professionals will share their expertise and guide interactive discussions that can help individuals manage their heart health.

Participants will learn about:

The causes, risk factors and complications of high blood pressure and cholesterol.

Heart healthy diets and lifestyle choices.

How to measure blood pressure.

Creating an action plan to improve heart health.

The session is open to anyone interested in developing a healthier lifestyle and recommended for local residents diagnosed with high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol, or people diagnosed with risk factors for heart disease, such as diabetes or family history.

Heart Wise will be held via Zoom on the following dates:

Oct. 14 and 21 — 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Nov. 2 and 9 — 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Nov. 26 and Dec. 3 — 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Registration is required as dates and times are subject to change. For more information and to register to attend, please call the Alberta Healthy Living Program at 1-877-314-6997. You will receive your Zoom link when you register.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

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