WELLNESS PROGRAM

Welcome to the Los Rios Community College District Wellness Program, designed to promote "Living Healthy."

Send us your tips or suggestions for "Living Healthy" to LivingHealthy@losrios.edu.

 

 

February is American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Heart disease is the number one killer of women. One in four deaths are caused by heart disease.

 What is heart disease?

When the coronary arteries that take blood to the heart are narrow or blocked. This occurs when plaque builds up inside the arteries.

 What causes plaque?

  • Fat and cholesterol in the blood

  • High blood pressure

  • Smoking

  • Too much sugar in the blood (usually because of diabetes)

To avoid heart disease, make healthy choices and manage your health conditions.

  • Get screened

  • Eat healthy

  • Quit smoking

  • Be active

  • Manage stress

Visit the American Heart Association website for more tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

 

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

NEWSLETTERS & WEBINARS

Get helpful tips on health and wellness from Weight Watchers, Compsych, VSP and Kaiser.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Visit our Community Events page for upcoming activities in your area.

HEALTHY RECIPES

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