If a plant-based diet and more exercise lead to greater heart health, why don’t we follow these recommendations? The numbers don’t lie: Heart disease (and all it entails) is a serious problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is the leading cause of death among most ethnicities in the United States; that’s 610,000 people annually—one out of four deaths in a year. Then consider that almost three-quarters of a million Americans have a heart attack in a year. If there’s something you could learn to benefit your heart, wouldn’t you want to?
To that end, Northern Westchester Hospital’s Center for Healthy Living is offering a special session, Getting to the Root of Heart Disease, at the Center for Healthy Living on February 25 from 7 to 8:15 p.m. A dynamic panel of trusted experts will present about heart health from medical, exercise and nutritional perspectives, including the cardiac benefits of increasing the amount of plant-based food in your diet.
Heart health will be covered by Dr. James Catanese, Chief of Cardiology at Northern Westchester Hospital, who is known for his dedication to his patients and community, along with Dr. Alan Coffino, Chief of the Department of Medicine at Northern Westchester Hospital, who personally follows a plant-based diet, and recommends it to all of his patients. Anthony Trotta, Exercise Physiologist at Chappaqua Crossing will address exercise options and prescriptions, and Kelly Weichsel-Arya and Florence Hovy, founders of Plant Yourself Healthy—a comprehensive whole-food, plant-based lifestyle coaching program—will discus how changing eating habits can prevent, stop or reverse chronic disease.
With attendance limited to 25, we urge you to register for this free event right away—don't miss out on this unique opportunity. The Center for Healthy Living is located at 480 Bedford Road in Chappaqua, directly next to Whole Foods, with ample free parking. To register or learn more, click here.