Take Time for Your Heart Find a Location Find a Doctor Heart & Vascular Advanced Heart Failure Management Center Arrhythmia Center Diagnostic Testing Treatments/Procedures Cardiology Heart Attack Care Minimally Invasive Procedures Cardio-Oncology Cardiac Rehab Clinical Research Diagnostic Services Heart Surgery Florence Wormald Heart & Vascular Institute Building Patient Success Stories Prevention & Wellness AHA Training Center CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit Hands-only CPR Healing Hearts Women's Support Group Health Disparities and Cardiovascular Disease Heart Healthy Lifestyle Tips My Heart Rocks Take Time For Your Heart Women and Heart Disease Tobacco Cessation Freedom from Smoking Nicotine Medication Nicotine Replacement Tobacco Cessation Therapy Success Stories Tobacco Cessation Resources Youth E-cigarette and Vaping Epidemic Structural Heart & Valve Center Aortic Valve Replacement Mitral Valve Surgery Your Hospital Stay Care After Heart Surgery Intensive Care for Heart Conditions Nurses with Heart Care Expertise Partners in Heart Care Transitional Care Units Eat Well and Exercise Most people know that eating well and exercising lower the risk of heart disease and other illnesses. But, what many people don’t know is how to eat well and exercise regularly. Our Take Time for Your Heart program helps you learn how. Expert Diet and Health Advice The St. Elizabeth Heart & Vascular Institute offers a 8-week course to improve your health through better nutrition and regular exercise. The classes are based on the book, “Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life!” As a program participant, you’ll receive a copy of the book. When you take part in the program, you’ll get: A cardiac age health risk assessment – The assessment is based on your personal health factors. We do this in a one-on-one session before the first class and after the last class, so you can track your progress. Expert tips from clinical experts – Hear from a registered nurse educator, a pharmacist, a dietitian and an exercise physiologist. Each class is packed with information that you can start using right away, including stress-reduction techniques. Nutrition education and advice – Learn the portion sizes, foods and nutrients that make up a well-balanced diet. Our dietitian will discuss how diet can help you maintain a healthy weight, lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure (hypertension), type 2 diabetes and more. Exercise tips – Discover how you can lead a more active life. We will help you discover ways you can add more activity into your daily schedule. We begin new sessions several times throughout the year in Northern Kentucky, and offer both day and evening classes. Minor Adjustments Make a Big Difference “The class really increased our knowledge of what we were really eating....another great benefit was ‘peer support’ by sharing experiences with others and learning what worked for them.” ~ Bev and Hugh D. READ BEV AND HUGH'S STORY Sign Up To register for a class, please call (859) 301-9355 (WELL).