Become Heart Smart for Your Heart: Learn Heart Lifestyle Strategies for Keeping Your Heart Healthy

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N.

The Southeast Christian Church Sport and Fitness Ministry, located at 920 Blankenbaker Parkway, will offer a 4-week Heart Smart for Your Heart Empowerment Program.  The program begins  on Monday, November 7 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Sport and Fitness Center and continue on Monday evenings throughout November. The Heart Smart Empowerment Program will teach  you how to become more Heart Smart for Your Heart by learning lifestyle strategies which will help keep your heart and body healthy. There are three lifestyle strategies which are effective  at keeping your heart healthy: what you eat, how active you are and managing stress before it manages you!  In this information-packed program, you will learn what your lab numbers mean and what you can do to alter the numbers;  how to become nutrition smart – how to shop, what and how to cook and how to choose carefully when eating out;  what exercises and activities are most effective at helping to strengthen your heart;  and specific  strategies  that can help you to help manage your stress levels. The program was developed by Lifestyle Nutrition and Wellness Specialist, Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. Day will be using a Power Point presentation format.   The cost of the program is $25. Each participant will receive a binder to keep the handouts from each session along with menus and recipes. Online registration will begin Wednesday, October 12th  at Class size limited to 50. You do not have to be a member of Southeast Christian Church to attend this program.

Developed & Presented by

Lifestyle Nutrition &

Wellness Specialist:     Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N.


Presentation:                  60 minutes

15 minutes questions & answers


Fee:                $25 for binder and handouts for each session.


Class One:             Heart Disease: What Numbers Count?

What the numbers mean.

Becoming Nutrition Smart for Your Heart.

Fat and Triglycerides.


Class Two:             Be Wise & Exercise.

Types of Heart Smart Exercise.

Managing Stress before it Manages You.

Class Three:          Heart Smart Shopping Cart

Reading food labels and making shopping lists.

The ABCs of Food & Drug Interactions.


Class Four:            Cooking for Your Heart.

Cooking strategies and cookbooks.

Nutritional Supplements: What works what doesn’t.

Restaurant strategies for eating in the fastlane.


Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N., is a registered dietitian with a Master’s Degree in clinical nutrition.  The former publisher of Kentuckiana HealthFitness Magazine, Kentuckiana Healthy Woman magazine and radio show host of Health News You Can Use, Barbara has over 30 years of experience in promoting healthy lifestyles to consumers.  Barbara worked as Nutrition Consultant to the Navy SEALs (8 years) and the University of Louisville Athletic Department (10 years). Barbara has private practice, DayByDay Nutrition,, where she counsels clients on weight loss, cholesterol management, performance nutrition and an array of other medical issues.  Visit Barbara’s new website which is an on-line health & wellness magazine, Barbara writes nutrition and health columns for as well as a weekly nutrition column for the Southeast Outlook. She also designs and presents employee wellness programs to small and large businesses. Barbara is a runner, cyclist, hiker and a mother and grandmother to 11 grandchildren.    


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