Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

No matter what cardiovascular condition you have, healthier habits can help you improve your quality of life and reduce the risk of complications. That’s why we provide education and other programs to help you develop heart-healthy lifestyle habits.

Why Choose Us for Help with Your Heart-Healthy Lifestyle?

As our patient, you know you’re getting access to compassionate caregivers who are with you for every step of your heart-healthy journey. Here are three more reasons more than 400,000 patients choose us to help them care for their hearts each year:

One way we put you first is by helping you avoid heart disease and conditions through prevention. We offer a wide variety of programs to encourage a heart-healthy lifestyle, from movement classes to nutrition guidance. We also help you lower stress with mindfulness programs and tips for getting better rest.

Our clinicians, dietitians, nutritionists and fitness specialists lead classes and workshops to help you understand and avoid cardiovascular disease. They’ll work with you to create a heart-healthy plan that fits your needs, which may include online resources such as video exercise classes, virtual cooking classes and fitness tools you can use from anywhere.

Every cardiovascular patient at Providence benefits from a collaborative network that includes award-winning physicians, scientists, researchers and caregivers across 51 hospitals in seven states. The power of this network, combined with the expertise of your local team, means you’re getting the best, most compassionate care for your heart.

About a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

Developing healthy habits now can help you prevent heart disease and other conditions later. These lifestyle changes can vary widely from patient to patient. But for most people, they include avoiding smoking, eating a balanced diet, exercising and limiting sodium, sugar and fats. Your team works with you to create a plan that supports you as you build healthier habits.


Research shows that up to 80% of chronic illnesses, including cardiovascular disease, can be prevented with healthy lifestyle choices. Habits that strengthen and improve your cardiovascular health can help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, maintain a healthy weight and feel less stress.

Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Approaches We Offer

If you need to improve your heart health, your cardiovascular team will work with you to design the most effective treatment plan to fit your health needs, lifestyle and goals. And you know you’re in good hands, because we’ve been helping patients with their heart health for nearly 100 years. Here are some of the heart-healthy programs we offer:

  • Exercise classes and fitness planning
  • Weight-loss guidance
  • Diet and nutrition education and classes
  • Smoking cessation programs

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Meet the Team

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.

Learn How Our Caregivers Are Impacting Patients 

“We have a lot of data to show that patients do much, much better when they’re able to participate in lifestyle modifications – when they’re able to exercise regularly, when they’re able to change their diet."
Dr. John W. Waggoner