Strong Heart: What, Why, and How

The heart is THE most important muscle in our body. What exercise or physical activity is necessary and why? How do I safely and effectively strengthen my heart and cardiovascular system for optimal function? Then, let’s explore heart healthy foods and how these foods support our health biometrics.

This program part of a Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Good Health series provided by the Training Staff of the Lake Bluff Park District and Talia Wilkinson, the Wellness Consultant at Heinen’s of Lake Bluff.

Our program will be held on Tuesday October 10th at 10:30am.

Visit our first floor display featuring some books on the related topic of heart health. More titles can be found in our non-fiction collection in the 613’s.

You Staying Young – Michael F. Roizen & Mehmet C. Oz
Most of us believe that once we reach 40 or so, we begin the slow and steady decline of our minds and bodies. But according to Drs. Roizen and Oz, aging isn’t a decline of our systems–the very biological processes that age us are actually designed to help us when we’re younger.

The Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart Plan – Mayo Clinic
Provides up-to-date, clinically proven information that addresses the key causes of heart disease and provides clear, actionable advice in an easy-to-follow format.

The Living Heart in the 21st Century – George Noon
This authoritative guide on common conditions affecting the heart and circulatory system provides essential knowledge and lifesaving tips to help both healthy persons as well as heart patients improve their cardiovascular health.

The End of Heart Disease – Joel Fuhrman
Dr. Joel Fuhrman offers a nutritional plan that addresses the leading cause of death in America: heart disease. An expert in the science of food, Dr. Fuhrman speaks directly to readers who want to take control of their health and avoid taking medication or undergoing complicated, expensive surgery, the two standard treatments prescribed today.

Eat Less Salt (American Heart Association)
Knock down that sodium–but not the flavor–to decrease your blood pressure and risks for heart attack and stroke. This toolkit, sodium tracker, and cookbook in one gives you solid health information and 60 low-sodium recipes for favorite comfort foods. With the book’s step-by-step approach, eating less salt has never been more achievable.

The 30 Day Heart Tune-Up – Steven Masley
Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of Americans today, and while most doctors focus on lowering cholesterol and blood pressure they are overlooking the real culprit: glucose levels. With today’s overweight population adn dramatic increase in Type II Diabetes, studies now show that sugar, not fat, does most of the heart damage.

Beat the Heart Attack Gene – Bradley Bale & Amy Doneen
A revolutionary, personalized guide to preventing heart disease based on genetic factors. Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in America. It affects 81 million Americans and is the culprit in one of every two deaths in the United States. Most people think that they are not at risk of a heart attack if they control their cholesterol and blood pressure, but they aren’t aware of other major risk factors.

How Not to Die – Michael Greger M.D.
The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. Greger examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America — heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson’s, high blood pressure, and more — and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to live healthier lives.

-Claire

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