“Since joining the Ladies First program, I even have a ton additional energy and that i feel higher concerning myself,” says Lana Hanson of Sherm, Vermont. Lana joined Vermont’s WISEWOMAN program, Ladies First, in 2006.

Through Ladies First, Lana has learned how to make healthy food selections. “I used to own very dangerous eating habits. I would skip breakfast; for lunch I would snack on cookies and potato chips; and for dinner I would eat a hamburger or hot dog, potatoes, and a vegetable which was only one meal every day.” She currently grows her own vegetables, adds different kinds of fruits and vegetables to her meals, and eats 3 healthy meals a day.

As a result of eating healthier, Lana has lost ten pounds. “I just modified my eating habits and it just happened. The weight loss was a huge surprise.” Lana has additionally increased her physical activity. “I do a heap of walking now, that I did not do before.”

She recommends the program to girls. “Girls should be part of the Ladies First program as a result of it helps women to focus on their health.”

(Reprinted with permission, Vermont Department of Health and Lana Hanson.)

WISEWOMAN (Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Ladies Across the Nation) is a program designed to help ladies scale back their risk for heart disease and improve their overall health.
What services does WISEWOMAN provide?

WISEWOMAN offers free or low-price health screenings, like

Blood pressure testing
Cholesterol testing
Glucose (blood sugar) testing for prediabetes and diabetes
WISEWOMAN conjointly provides services to help girls improve their blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels, like

Nutrition education
Physical activity information
Doctor referrals
Stop-smoking programs
What makes WISEWOMAN special?

All WISEWOMAN programs screen for heart disease and stroke risk factors, as well as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. WISEWOMAN programs also embrace other services, like counseling or categories to point out ladies what they will do to forestall disease and improve their overall health.

WISEWOMAN services teach ladies how to eat healthy, be a lot of physically active, and quit smoking. Eating nutritious foods and being physically active are two ways to assist stop heart disease.