Free session helps improve heart health

Ponoka residents looking to manage their cholesterol and blood pressure can access an upcoming information session

Ponoka residents looking to manage their cholesterol and blood pressure can access an upcoming information session to better understand their heart health.

Heart Wise is a free, three-hour group session offered by Alberta Health Services.

Nutrition and food services professionals will share their expertise and guide interactive discussions that can help individuals manage their heart health.

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

Participants will learn about: High blood pressure: its causes, risk factors and complications.

• High cholesterol: its causes, risk factors and complications.

• Heart healthy diets and lifestyle choices.

• How to measure blood pressure.

• Setting goals to live better.

Heart Wise will be held March 15, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the chapel of the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre, 5800 57 Avenue. For more information, or to register, call 1-877-314-6997.