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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Try to remember those free classes in September offered by St. Francis Heart Center

INDIANAPOLIS – Prevention is the key to lowering your chances of developing a cardiovascular disease, such as heart disease, stroke or high blood pressure.

That’s why Franciscan St. Francis Heart Center is offering free “Change of Heart” classes throughout September in an effort to improve the community’s health through education and prevention.

To register for these classes call 317-782-4422 or toll-free at 877- 888-1777.

Getting Started with Good Nutrition
Sept. 5: Franciscan St. Francis Heart Center (8111 S. Emerson)
Sept. 18: Franciscan St. Francis—Mooresville (1201 Hadley Road)
Find out how much a “serving” is and how to manage a healthy weight. Discover how fats, carbohydrates and protein affect our body. Do you know how much salt, fiber and sugar are in the foods you buy? This class offers the foundation for a healthy future!

Savvy Shopping
Sept. 10: Meijer—South, 5325 E. Southport Road
With all the new and changing products on the shelves, grocery shopping can be overwhelming. Learn where to find the healthy foods and how to avoid packaging tricks commonly used to market foods. Discover how food labels make you a smarter shopper.

Healthy Dining Out Tips
Sept. 11: Franciscan St. Francis Heart Center
Americans eat nearly half their meals away from home. How can you control what you eat when you don’t cook for yourself? Learn how to make wise menu selections and eat smart while dining out.

Healthy Meals on a Budget
Sept. 19: Franciscan St. Francis Heart Center
Sept. 25: Franciscan St. Francis—Mooresville
As food prices climb and budgets get tight, smart purchases at the supermarket are important. In this class, you will learn ways to stretch your food budget while still getting the nutrients you need.

Cooking for 2
Sept. 20: Franciscan St. Francis Heart Center
As we get older, our health becomes more of a priority. But when the kids are gone, it can be challenging to scale back our cooking at home, so dining out seems like an easy option. In this class, learn how it really is cheaper and healthier to cook at home for two.

Fitness Tips
Sept. 27: Franciscan St. Francis Heart Center
Being fit is more than being thin. Research shows that no matter what you weigh, increasing your fitness helps your heart! Discover that exercise can be healthy and fun. Learn how to set up a schedule for yourself.