Hospital offering Heart Fit: Food Matters to the Heart

JASPER —  Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is offering Heart Fit, which is a class taught to help improve cholesterol levels and blood pressure control through changes in the diet.

Heart Fit consists of four weekly sessions and the class will meet from 12-12:30 p.m. in the Medical Arts Conference Center of the Medical Arts Building Lower Level located at 721 West 13th Street in Jasper. The next class will meet September 15 – October 6.

What you eat and drink, your activity level, how you cope with stress and other individual lifestyle factors help determine the health of your heart. Eating a heart-healthy diet can help to control aspects of one’s health. 

The primary focus is to reduce saturated fat intake to lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and keep HDL (“good”) cholesterol up. The class is facilitated by a Registered Dietitian. Topics covered will include: nutrition, physical activity, and weight management for a healthy heart.

Pre-registration is required and the cost is about $20. To register, please contact Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s Diabetes Education Department at 812-996-5729.