Harvard Health Books

Mind Your Heart

Based on the innovative Cardiac Wellness Program at the world-renowned Mind/Body Medical Institute, founded by pioneering physician and researcher Herbert Benson, M.D., Mind Your Heartoffers a balanced and holistic approach to heart health that combines lifestyle changes with cutting-edge medical procedures.

While the authors do discuss medication and surgical treatments, Casey and Benson emphasize the importance of risk factors such as depression, anger, hostility, decreased social support, physical inactivity, and poor nutrition then outline self-care strategies that help change these behaviors. With this program, you can lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, lose weight, increase physical fitness, and help prevent and manage heart disease. Also included in Mind Your Heart are a number of strategies to better manage stress. Further help comes with the many quizzes, self-assessment exercises and sidebars interspersed throughout the book.

Mind Your Heart is the definitive guide to heart-healthy eating,” declares Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of Inner Peace for Busy People. “Wise, accessible, informative, and practical, this book is the lifesaver you’ve been looking for.”

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Free Press; Original edition (April 6, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0743237021
ISBN-13: 978-0743237024
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 8.3 inches