The New Heart Center is offering a unique, prevention-as-treatment approach for patients who have heart disease or are at risk for developing heart disease. New Heart New You is a personalized and structured weight management/nutrition program for people with heart disease or at risk for heart disease.
As a participant of this program, experts at the New Heart Center will help you develop an exercise program that you can live with, teach you to make healthy decisions to manage your weight and help you deal with stress.
New Heart New You is planned and structured specifically for each patient developed by the New Heart team that includes a cardiologist, trainer, nutritionist and life coach.
New Heart New You is for you:
- If you are at high risk for heart disease
- If you’ve had a previous heart attack, angioplasty or heart surgery
- If you have high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes
- If you need a structured exercise and nutrition weight loss program
The components of the program:
Initial prevention consultation: This component establishes the patients cardiovascular health status and provides the elements for the 36 session prescription for a healthy heart. It begins with a preventative cardiology consultation with Dr. Barry W. Ramo, the medical director of New Heart. This includes a complete evaluation of the patient’s medical history with appropriate laboratory and imaging studies to develop a plan for exercise. The participant will then have a consultation with an exercise physiologist, a nutritionist and a life coach. Medical insurance may pay for most of this visit.
New Heart New You prescription: This 36 session component is designed to improve fitness, muscle strength flexibility and balance and to develop a comprehensive program for nutrition and weight management. During the 36 sessions, the participant will be trained by our team of exercise fitness specialists with the goal of establishing a routine of lifelong fitness. The participant meets weekly with nutritionists where they will learn to follow a diet for optimal cardiovascular health and weight loss if necessary. The nutrition/weight loss instruction teaches patients how to shop, eat out, read food labels and eat healthy. A lifestyle coach will help you pursue your fitness goals with greater commitment and vigor, help you increase your motivation toward and your commitment to your goals for your health. The patient leaves the program with a clear understanding of what they need to do to maintain a high level of fitness.
No referral is required to participate in this program.