Diet and exercise are important, but cardiovascular health also relies on creating and maintaining an optimistic attitude. It has been shown that chronic stress and pessimism increase a person’s risk of heart disease, and that positive emotions and optimism help the heart heal. In the same way that you can learn how to eat and exercise for a healthy heart, you can learn how to become more optimistic. Discover how to find and maintain an upward spiral, regardless of the circumstances in your life. Learn ways to manage your automatic negative reactions and instead choose beneficial responses, thereby reducing stress, anxiety, and worry. Learn practical strategies that promote a positive perspective, such as acting from your control zone, adopting an abundance attitude, focusing on the positive aspects, and practicing appreciation.
This informative and upbeat talk will leave you feeling light-hearted and energized! Proceeds benefit heart health and wellness programs. For tickets or more information, call 484-628-HELP (4357) or visit readinghealth.org/red. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Proceeds from your $10 donation benefit heart health and wellness programs. Seating is limited.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Register to win a Nintendo Wii, participate in a live Zumba fitness demonstration, browse educational exhibits, enjoy a delicious brunch, and of course, chocolate and wine!
Optimize Heart Health with Optimism
Dana Lightman, PhD
Diet and exercise are important, but cardiovascular health also relies on creating and maintaining an optimistic attitude. Through her own personal experience, keynote speaker Dana Lightman, PhD, learned firsthand the power of optimism and positive energy. During her engaging discussion, learn practical strategies that promote a positive perspective, such as adopting an abundance attitude, focusing on positive aspects, and practicing appreciation.
The importance of calling 9-1-1
Reading Health System Panelists
Time is critical during a heart attack. Our Reading Health System physicians and local Emergency Medical Services professionals will explain the benefits of calling 9-1-1 if you experience chest pain. During this important discussion, learn how treatment for a heart attack begins before you arrive at the Emergency Department at Reading Hospital, and the impact this has on reducing total treatment time.