The mission of WISEWOMAN is to provide uninsured or under-insured 40-64 year old women the knowledge, skills and opportunities to improve their diet,physical activity and other life habits to prevent, delay or control cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends these four actions to take control of your heart health:
Don’t smoke. Smoking is the leading
cause of preventable death in the United
States. If you don’t smoke, don’t start. If
you do smoke, learn to quit.
Manage conditions. Work with your
health care team to manage conditions
such as high blood pressure and high
cholesterol. This includes taking any
medicines you have been prescribed.
Make heart-healthy diet changes. Eat
food low in trans-fat, saturated fat, added
sugar and sodium. Try to fill at least half
your plate with vegetables and fruits, and
aim for low sodium options.
Stay active. Get moving for at least
150 minutes per week. You can even break
up the 30 minutes into 10-minute blocks.
Contact your local health department and ask about our WISEWOMEN program.