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Heart Smart

The human body’s most industrious muscle is the heart, which tirelessly contracts over 100,000 times daily and propels 2,000 gallons of blood. Its vital role in distributing oxygen and nutrients across the body underscores the significant impact of heart health on overall well-being. Conversely, your overall health also exerts influence on the heart, emphasizing the mutual importance of maintaining both aspects.
At the Casper-Natrona County Health Department, we are proud to provide a FREE Heart Smart blood pressure monitor right in our lobby for your convenience, no appointment necessary.
Older woman in great shape holding her hands in front of her chest in the shape of a heart

Heart Smart Blood Pressure

Note: In the event that you find yourself in the orange or red categories as indicated in our blood pressure chart, we encourage you to promptly reach out to your healthcare provider or get in touch with the dedicated team at the Casper-Natrona County Health Department.

Heart Smart Blood Pressure Program

The Casper-Natrona County Health Department offers the Heart Smart Blood Pressure Program, where participants can earn various prizes by completing different levels of the program. The program encourages participants to prioritize their heart health by monitoring their blood pressure regularly.  Here’s a breakdown of the levels and corresponding rewards:
  • Level 1: Check out a Blood Pressure Kit and receive a free time-marked water bottle.
  • Level 2: Ask for a Heart Smart Blood Pressure Record Card and monitor your blood pressure twice a week for a span of 2 weeks and receive a free cookbook.
  • Level 3: Contact CNCHD at 307-235-9340 and schedule a personal session with a Healthy Heart ambassador to discuss heart health and receive a free pass for a class at the Casper Recreation Center or Aquatic Center.
  • Level 4: Successfully finish your free class from Level 3 at the Casper Recreation Center and earn a 6-month Rec Center membership. (Proof of completion required)
Participants are encouraged to take things one step at a time, completing each level before progressing to the next. By engaging in these heart-healthy activities, participants not only improve their cardiovascular health but also have the opportunity to receive multiple prizes throughout the year. 

Heart Smart Week

CNCHD is excited to announce our upcoming Heart Smart Week taking place from September 25th to September 29th. This week is designed to promote heart health and wellness. Highlights of the event include a complimentary class led by a registered dietitian, a delectable array of Heart Smart Food options, exclusive Heart Smart Cookbooks, informative Fast Food Nutrition guides, water bottles, and an exciting chance to win Casper Recreation Center memberships through our special giveaways. Join us for this enriching and health-conscious experience!

Heart Smart Itinerary:

Win a 6-month membership to the Casper Recreation Center! All you need to do is visit us September 25th through 29th and take advantage of the complimentary Heart Smart blood pressure monitor system stationed in our lobby. Be sure to let us know when you’re here, and you’ll be entered into our prize drawing!


Sept. 25th

Healthy Eating and Chronic Disease

Presented by Jennifer Sesley, MS, RD, LD, CDCES

We have partnered with the Natrona County Public Library to bring you an enlightening presentation led by registered dietitian Jennifer Sesley: “Healthy Eating and Chronic Disease.” Join us from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Natrona County Public Library to explore the significance of mindful eating and its impact. As the session concludes, you’ll receive a complimentary “Cooking for the Heart” cookbook and a guide to navigating fast-food nutrition. Attending this event also will enter you into the drawing for a free 6-month membership to the Casper Recreation Center. Enrich your knowledge and embrace a healthier lifestyle with us!

Time: 6 pm- 7 pm

Location: Natrona County Public Library in the Crawford Room


Sept. 27th

Cooking For the Heart 

Visit us between 11 am and 1 pm to try out some delectable samples of foods straight out of the “Cooking for the Heart” cookbook. As a bonus, receive a complimentary water bottle, a practical fast food nutrition guide designed to empower you with smarter dining choices, and your very own copy of “Cooking for the Heart.” Your journey to a healthier heart starts here, so don’t miss this flavorful event!

Time: 11 am – 1 pm

Location: Casper-Natrona County Health Department


Sept. 29th

Check Your Blood Pressure
Join us for the grand finale of Heart Smart Week at the Casper-Natrona County Health Department! Get your blood pressure checked for a chance to win big – every blood pressure check qualifies you to enter a giveaway for the 6-month membership to the Casper Recreation Center, as well as an incredible gift basket loaded with fantastic prizes.

Time: 10 am – 4 pm

Location: Casper-Natrona County Health Department

Heart Smart Cholesterol

Talk to your healthcare provider if you have questions or concerns about your cholesterol. For more information on making healthy choices, contact the Casper-Natrona County Health Department and ask about the Heart Smart program.

Dangerous range is Total Cholesterol of 240 and higher with an LDL Cholesterol of 160 and higher and an HDL Cholesterol under 40 for males and under 50 for females.

At-Risk range is Total Cholesterol of 200-239 with an LDL Cholesterol of 100-159 and an HDL Cholestrol of 40-59 for males and 50-59 for females.

Heart-Healthy range is a Total Cholesterol of under 200 with an LDL Cholesterol under 100 and an HDL Cholesterol of 60 and higher.

A graphic representation of the healthy and unhealthy cholesterol ranges listed previously.