Better U was an 8-week heart health makeover where a group of Brainerd Lakes folks had the opportunity for a heart check-up with the staff at the Brainerd Lakes Heart & Vascular Center at Essentia Health – St. Joseph’s Medical Center, to consult with registered dietitians, and have an opportunity to discuss heart health with cardiologists Dr. Michael Rich and Dr. Mark Johnson. All of the participants had an initial wellness screening where height, weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, -HDL/LDL, triglycerides, body mass index and blood glucose is measured. I am happy to say my cholesterol was fine, the rest?…meh.
Anyhoo it was a great opportunity to learn about heart health and healthy eating. One of my favorite evenings was when we did the “grocery store tour” with an Essentia Health dietician(I think it was Teresa Farrell). It was super eye-opening and I took away some very valuable info and knowledge from that tour.
I am also excited to see Essentia is offering this again! TODAY. So if you are interested in learning to shop the healthy way at local grocery stores, and which foods are best for overall health, I would highly recommend this tour:
Tours will be 30-minutes of instruction followed by a one hour guided tour of the store talking about Heart Healthy choices. Pre-registration is required as tour sizes are limited. To register call (218) 828-7583, e-mail email@example.com, or online at essentiahealth.org.