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"Heart Smart" Offers Disease and Stroke Awareness and Prevention Education

By Gale Goodner Modified: February 13, 2013 at 1:14 pm •  Published: February 13, 2013

     Area residents who would like to find out more about how to keep their heart healthy are invited to attend the “Heart-Smart Living” workshop at the Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension Service Thursday, February 28, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

     The “Heart-Smart Living” workshop is sponsored by Oklahoma Home and Community Education groups in Oklahoma County in honor of American Heart Month this February and will feature healthy-heart, diet- modification tips, exercise requirements and symptom awareness and prevention.

     “Getting the right kind of information about important subjects like heart disease and stroke awareness can be vital to a person’s good health,” commented LaDonna Dunlop, a Registered Dietitian and the Family and Consumer Sciences Educator for the Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension Service.  “The more we know about heart disease and stroke, the more we can do to prevent it.”

     Dunlop will join with Shaun Steen, a Fitness Physiologist with the Mercy Fitness Center, to teach the workshop.  Steen will offer a hands-on session with participants that will help them discover how easily a fitness regime can be adapted to any fitness level.

     “The statistics for both heart disease and stroke in Oklahoma show that they are prevalent across the state,” Dunlop stressed.  “Oklahomans need to find out as much as they can about these topics so they can protect themselves and insure their good health.”

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