Cardiovascular Disease

Did you know that most people can lower their cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL levels without prescription medication. It’s all about choice and lifestyle change and a registered dietitian is the best person educate and coach you to make the right food choices and ultimately live a healthier, longer life.

The American Heart Association recommends diets that contain healthy, low fat foods with limited total fats, saturated fats, and cholesterol. We also know that substituting fish, beans and tofu for some of your meals can lower cholesterol and inflammation. In addition, exercise and being within a healthy weight range are key to good heart health.

We will work to incorporate your favorite flavors in your new eating plan. It’s all about moderation and modification! We will work together to create a plan low in saturated fat and trans fats and high in mono and omega 3 fats to reduce inflammation.

Equally important is getting started on a cardiovascular workout program. Cardiovascular exercise is the most important factor in reducing the risk of a heart attack – even more significant than weight loss! As your personal trainer, Mary Jane will develop an aerobic and strength program based on your interests and capabilities. She will coach and motivate you through your sessions and you will gradually increase your workout intensity, confidence, energy and fitness level.

So, let’s try to keep that medicine cabinet closed and get working. There’s a lot to do!