Tahoe Forest Health System Offers Exercise Programs and Free Health Talks Throughout February

During the month of February, American Heart Month, Tahoe Forest Health System will be offering various heart conditioning programs and free Health Talks, focusing on educating people about the threat of heart disease and promoting how to stay fit through diet and exercise.

Tahoe Forest Health System has numerous resources to help its community members live a heart healthy lifestyle. Whether your goal is to lose weight, maximize athletic potential, manage your cholesterol and blood pressure, navigate through menopause, or prevent other chronic diseases, we have programs to meet your needs.

Tahoe Forest Health System is offering Free Heart to Heart Talks,
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Eskridge Conference Room, Tahoe Forest Hospital, 10121 Pine Avenue, Truckee. For more information, please call (530) 582-3285.
February 5 · Stress Less– Breathing and Movement for a Healthy Heart, Nikki Dean
February 12 · Optimize Your Exercise, Wendy Buchanan, MS
February 19 · Heart Healthy Eating, Betsy Taylor, RD
February 26 ·The Latest in Heart Health, Tim Lombard, MD

Free Community Talks For more information, please call (530) 582-7419.
February 12 · Heart Healthy Eating, Betsy Taylor, RD, Truckee Town Hall 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
February 26 · Anti-Inflammatory Foods, Jill Whisler, RD, TDPUD 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

In Incline Village, join us for An Afternoon of Heart Health February 24, at the Incline Village Recreation Center, 980 Incline Way, Incline Village NV 89451
  • Free Yoga Class 11:10am – 12:10pm, Rec. Center Group Fitness Room, Maximum of 10 participants, RSVP required (775) 832-1300
  • Join Jill Whistler, RD and Kelly Brennan, RD for a presentation on “Eating for a Healthy Heart” and a healthy lunch provided by the IVGID Health & Wellness Initiative, 12:15pm, Rec. Center Lobby
  • Wendy Buchanan, MS, presents “Optimize Your Exercise” 1:00pm, Rec. Center Lobby
Free Blood Pressure Screenings/ Education, Pine Street Café, Tahoe Forest Hospital, 10121 Pine Avenue, Truckee. For more information, please call (530) 582-7419.
February 5 · 11:30 a.m.-1p.m.
February 12 · 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
February 19 · 11:30 a.m.-1p.m.
February 26 · 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
Also in Incline Village
February 20 · 9:30am – 11:30am and 4:30pm – 6:30pm in the Incline Village Community Hospital (IVCH), Community Room, 880 Alder Ave, Incline Village, NV 89451.
February 24 · 1:15pm – 2:15pm in the Incline Village Recreation Center Lobby, 980 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV 89451

TFHS Heart Health Exercise Programs include:
Heart to Heart
This is a heart-reconditioning program designed specifically for people with cardiovascular disease. The program’s focus is to assist participants in regaining optimal fitness and well being by learning and being motivated to make the right lifestyle changes to decrease the risk of a heart attack or stroke or the need for surgery. For more information call (530) 582-3285.

Silver Steps
This medically monitored program is for seniors of all ages. It’s designed to help senior men and women increase their physical stamina focusing on cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, balance coordination, body composition and having fun. And, it’s affordable. The first month is 50 percent off. For more information call (530) 582-3285.

In addition to being educated about heart health and starting an exercise program, it’s also helpful to know you numbers. Affordable Health Screenings are offered each month in Truckee and Incline Village. Testing is available for cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL and LDL. In Truckee, testing is available from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Tahoe Forest Laboratory Draw Station at 10956 Donner Pass Road, Suite 230 (inside the Medical Office Building). For additional information, go to tfhd.com or call (530) 587-3277. In Incline Village, Nevada, testing is available from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. the second Friday of each month at Incline Village Community Hospital, 880 Alder Avenue. For additional information, click here or call (775) 833-4100.

Approximately every 25 seconds, an American will have a coronary event and about one every minute will die from one, making heart disease the leading cause of death in the United States. It is also the major cause of disability. Coronary heart disease, often occurring after a heart attack, is the most common. The good news is that a heart-healthy lifestyle can help prevent cardiovascular disease and improve heart health, even if a person has been diagnosed with a heart or vascular condition. Although cardiovascular disease is responsible for one-third of all deaths in the United States, maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and regular exercise can prevent many forms of the disease.
Tahoe Forest Hospital District, 10121 Pine Avenue, PO Box 759, Truckee, CA 96160, (530) 587-6011, information@tfhd.com

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