Want to help keep your heart healthy? Take a walk.
On May 5, Southcoast Cardiac Services invites the community to “Take a Step Toward a Healthy Heart.” Residents can join Southcoast cardiologists and staff at the Fall River Heritage State Park’s Visitor’s Center for a walk around the path and enjoy other activities focused around heart health.
The event will take place from noon - 2 p.m., rain or shine. All activities, with the exception of the walk, will take place inside the visitor’s center on Devol Street. Parking is available at the Fall River Carousel parking lot. The day’s happenings will include heart healthy tips and education provided by the Southcoast specialists from a range of programs including, cardiac services, diabetes management, cardiac prevention and cardiac rehabilitation.
“Heart disease is the number one health problem in the South Coast region. The mortality rate from heart disease in our area is considerably higher than the state average,” explained Kerry Mello, Community Benefits Manager for Southcoast Health System.
Our region also has a higher rate of diabetes and obesity as well as a higher number of smokers and sedentary individuals. All of which contributes directly to heart disease.
read the entire article in the May Issue of South Coast Insider