Risk Factors for Heart Disease: Don’t Underestimate Stress
Stress causes all sorts of things – think sweaty palms, upset stomach or tension headache – but did you know it can also raise your risk of serious heart problems?
To learn how stress affects your heart, join board-certified cardiologist, Andrew Putnam, M.D., as he leads Northwest Health’s next HealthyU wellness seminar entitled Risk Factors for Heart Disease: Don’t Underestimate Stress. The free event will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023 in the Community Room at Northwest Health – Porter, located at 85 E. U.S. Highway 6 in Valparaiso.
During his talk, Dr. Putnam will explain the damage that unmanaged stress can have on your heart and share tips on how to keep stress from threatening your heart health.
HealthyU is a new wellness series developed by Northwest Health to provide the community with relevant health and wellness topics. The free monthly seminars are geared to answer you and your families’ questions and provide simple and actionable steps to improve your quality of life and help you stay healthy.
To register for Risk Factors for Heart Disease: Don’t Underestimate Stress, visit: bit.ly/stress-heart-health. Registration is encouraged and a heart-healthy breakfast will be available.
Additionally in observance of American Heart Month this February, all three Northwest Health hospitals are taking the entire month to help people in Northwest Indiana learn ways to reduce their risks with the 28-Day Healthy Heart Challenge. Participants who sign up will receive a daily email with short, informative articles, quick tips, and a daily challenge to promote heart health.
To sign up, visit NWHealthIN.com/Heart-Challenge. The 28-Day Healthy Heart Challenge is open to everyone.