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Get Heart Healthy!
Change is never easy. Boston Heart is here to help you with the best tools and resources at your fingertips: a Diagnostic Report that gives you and your healthcare provider a picture of your heart health; a Lifestyle Program that will help you understand the steps to improve risk factors like cholesterol, blood pressure and weight; and mybostonheart.com available to you 24/7.
If you have not yet been tested to stratify and characterize your heart disease risk, talk to your healthcare provider about the innovative tests and tools from Boston Heart.
Only Boston Heart takes your individual blood test results, family history, and other health factors, and combines them with the latest science and treatment guidelines to create your personal heart health story.
The Diagnostic Report divides your heart health story into the four parts of heart disease – Lipids, Inflammation, Metabolics and Genetics. Each part simplifies the complexity of heart disease by explaining where you stand with the tests your provider has ordered for you. There is also a description and an image for each of the four parts to help further your understanding of your risk and what you can do to move your risk from red to green or danger to good.
Your heart health story will also contain a Plan for Well Being with considerations for medications, supplements and lifestyle, including a snapshot of the personalized nutrition information you will get by joining the Boston Heart Lifestyle Program. Talk to your healthcare provider about your test results and the actions you can take to get heart healthy.
After you receive your test results*, take action to improve your health with the Boston Heart Lifestyle Program. The program is all about you, so that it will work better for you.
Are you ready to achieve your heart health goals? A recent internal study has shown that participants in the program saw improvements in test results and lost more weight compared to those who did not use the program.**
With your Personalized Nutrition and Life Plan, the help of a registered dietitian coach, and tools and resources from mybostonheart.com you’ll have the support you need to get and stay healthy.
Get started today! To join the program, go to mybostonheart.com or call 877.425.1252.
*Specific tests are necessary to drive the proprietary algorithm used to generate each individualized Life Plan
**1:1 match of 1,000 Boston Heart patients with same healthcare provider, gender and baseline test results
The Boston Heart Nutrition and Life Plan is your personalized guide for how to eat and exercise. It is designed to address your specific risk for heart disease.
Boston Heart incorporates your cholesterol level and other blood test results with your health history, and your personal likes and dislikes to create a plan that is as unique as you are.
Using the foods you like to eat at a calorie target you help to set, your plan will be something that you can follow. And to help you turn your plan into action, it includes a seven day meal plan and personalized recipes. By following your meal plan, you can literally eat your way to better heart health.
The plan was created by nationally renowned nutrition and weight loss expert Michael Dansinger, MD and leading Registered Dietitian and nutritional researcher Joi Gleason, MS, RD, LDN. It’s based on trusted peer-reviewed research studies, not fads or opinions.
To learn more about the Personalized Nutrition and Life Plan watch the video!
Lifestyle change can be hard – but you don’t have to approach it alone. The Boston Heart specially-trained registered dietitian coaches are here to help you reach your goals.
It has been found that the more time spent with a registered dietitian the greater the weight loss and reduction in cholesterol levels. In addition, patients who work with a registered dietitian coach achieve their goals faster.
Your coach can help you set goals, overcome obstacles and keep you motivated.
Get the tools and information you need to make getting heart healthy easier! On mybostonheart.com you have 24/7 access to healthy living resources like food and exercise journals, hundreds of heart healthy recipes, and educational tips and tricks. You can also access your laboratory reports and account information.
Go to mybostonheart.com or call 877.425.1252 to activate your account.
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2. How Does Smoking Affect the Heart and Blood Vessels? National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Web site. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/smo/. Accessed April 3, 2012.
3. Myers, J. Exercise and Cardiovascular Health. Circulation. 2003;107: e2–e5.
4. .Delahanty LM, Sonnenberg LM, Hayden D, Nathan DM. Clinical and cost outcomes of medical nutrition therapy for hypercholesterolemia: A controlled trial. J Am Diet Assoc. 2001 Sep;101(9):1012-1023.
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- Did you know?
- 50% of people, who’ve had a heart attack, have normal LDL cholesterol.1
- Knowledge is Power
- Smokers who quit reduce their risk of heart disease by 50% only one year after quitting.2
- People who don’t engage in regular physical activity have a higher risk of heart disease than those who perform mild to moderate activity. Even taking part in leisure activities like walking and gardening can reduce your risk of heart disease.3
- The more time spent with a Registered Dietitian, the greater the weight loss and improvements in cholesterol levels.4
- Test Guide
- View our Test Guide and learn more about the tests that are available from Boston Heart.