Straight from the Heart, a new video program
Follows five familes who have been impacted by heart disease. Each heart attack victim candidly discusses the risk factor that led to his or her heart attack and the changes they needed to make to avoid further serious heart problems. Viewers will gain valuable tips on lifestyle changes they can make to lower their chance of a heart attack before it occurs!
ver the past decade, video has become a very popular and effective means of communicating an idea. For this reason, the National Heart Council has produced of a dynamic and visually compelling new video-based program about heart attack entitled Straight from the Heart. It follows the experiences of five ethnically diverse families who have been impacted by heart disease. Among its objectives is to educate viewers that the warning signs of an imminent heart attack are broader than the most common ones, such as shooting pains in the arms. For example, a pain in the jaws and feet can often be signs that are not usually recognized. Additionally, it focuses on the steps to take when someone has a heart attack. Importantly, the video explores in an entertaining, yet realistic manner, the powerful emotions that are experienced on the part of heart attack survivors and their spouses and children, as well. Feelings such as anger and guilt are not often discussed openly. It highlights the normal range of emotions that survivors and their families experience, and how to cope with these. Finally, the video addresses the good habits and behaviors that can help to prevent heart attack.
Straight from the Heart is perfect for helping people interested in preventing heart attack, and for survivors, their spouses, and children, who must cope and readjust after a heart attack has occured. Not only can it be enjoyed by individuals, but it is ideal for use by volunteer leaders without a health background. Community and church leaders, instructors or health professionals can use the program at meetings, church gatherings, clubs, or any setting where people want practical tips to become heart healthy. The video is accompanied by a resource guide with background information on heart disease and a discussion section that makes for a lively session of participant sharing. The program also includes handouts with information for people to take home and share. The video will also be of special interest to coporate "wellness" programs, Chest Pain centers, hospital emergency rooms, social services departments, fraternal and service organizations, and schools.
Perhaps Straight from the Heart is just "what the doctor ordered" for you or someone you love. Proceeds from this high quality, entertaining, educational and reasonably priced video program ($19.95 plus $4.00 s/h) go directly back toward fighting heart disease. To order your copy of this lively and informative video-based program (29 minutes), please click here.