This series is for those who have had a heart attack, have heart disease, or are at risk. Risks include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or pre-diabetes, or a family history of heart disease.
This is a 2-class series. Each month there is also one 2-hour class that includes class 1 and class 2 back-to-back. Physical Activity Essentials and Preparing for Success are also recommended for persons taking the Heart Health program.
Date: Wednesday, May 31 & June 7, 2023
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Date: Thursday, June 22, 2023
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: In-person at Access NorWest – 785 Keewatin street – Room 103
Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: In-person (FRANCAIS/FRENCH) at Access St. Boniface – 170 Goulet street
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2023
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual (MS TEAMS)
What will I learn?
- Class 1 – Heart Health Essentials: Learn steps to prevent or manage high blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease and stroke.
- Class 2 – Eating for Heart Health: Learn how to eat healthier to manage your risk of heart disease and stroke. Discover the truth about fat, salt, reading food labels, and planning balanced meals.
Recorded classes in the Heart Health series can be found below:
If you have questions about anything discussed, please see the Guide for a live session to attend, or contact the health professional that referred you to this program. You can also ask questions of your doctor or other regular healthcare provider.
When this session is delivered live, 2 videos are typically shown. You may wish to watch them at the following links:
- The Heart and Circulatory System - How they Work, by Mayo Clinic: youtu.be/CWFyxn0qDEU
- 23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?, by Dr. Mike Evans: youtu.be/aUaInS6HIGo
- Heart Health Essentials: Stressed Out (PDF, 463 KB)
- Heart Health Essentials: Time to Get Moving (PDF, 448 KB)
- Eating for Heart Health: Fibre and Your Health (PDF, 143 KB)
- Eating for Heart Health: Hold the Salt (PDF, 145 KB)
- Eating for Heart Health: How to Balance a Meal + Recipe Makeover (PDF, 597 KB)