By Audrey D. Jowers, MS, RD, LD, Contributing Dietician
Health care professionals utilizing Atherotech and the VAP Lipid Panel may not be aware of the Our Healthy Heart program. Available to patients nationwide, Our Healthy Heart is a personalized and confidential cardiovascular risk reduction program for patients based on their clinician’s treatment strategies.
Atherotech’s Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Educators (CREs) provide individualized lifestyle modification education to patients based upon their Atherotech-provided VAP Lipid Panel results. CREs meet with patients daily in person, on the phone or via Skype online sessions. The program is free, convenient and tailored specifically to your patient’s risk and lifestyle.
The following are helpful holiday-eating tips your patients are sure to appreciate. For more information on Our Healthy Heart, watch our YouTube video or call 1-866-827-8378.
What’s the best way to enjoy a holiday party without overindulging?
Have a plan! Eat a healthy high fiber snack before arriving at the party. Once there, look over the food choices before diving in. Avoid high calorie foods that you can live without and taste small portions of the goodies you want to enjoy. Be sure to eat off of a “small” plate and not graze around the table. This makes portion control much easier. Try to socialize away from the food table to prevent the temptation to continually pick up foods or drinks.