Memorial Heart and
Vascular Services to Sponsor Free Heart-Health Event for
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[May 05, 2017]
– Area women are invited to a free community event featuring fun and
interactive breakout sessions to improve their heart health at Celebrate
the Heart of a Woman from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at the Gus and
Flora Kerasotes YMCA, 4450 W. Iles Ave.
Sponsored by Memorial Heart and Vascular Services,
the event, Celebrate the Heart of a Woman, will also feature keynote
speaker Dr. Ashley McDonald with Memorial Physician
Several breakout sessions will offer fun and easy ways to exercise
and relax. They are "Chair Yoga, Pilates, Power Pump," "WERQ (a
cardio dance workout)," "Healthy Lifestyle through Strength and
Balance," "Paraffin Hand Dip," "Hand Massage" and "Can We Talk Heart
to Heart About Sugar?" led by registered dietitian Erin Zepp.
“Women can do so much to lower their risk of heart disease,
including maintaining a healthy diet, managing their weight,
exercising and controlling stress,” said Paula Harwood, a registered
nurse and manager of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and heart
failure at Memorial Medical Center. “We’ll cover that in a fun way
to help empower and motivate women to take care of their hearts.”
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Many women mistakenly think heart disease primarily
affects men, Harwood said. According to the National Institutes of
Health, one in four women in the United States dies of heart disease
and 80 percent of women ages 40 to 60 have one or more risk factors
for heart disease.
The free event is open to the public, but reservations are
recommended. Comfortable clothing and shoes are encouraged for
breakout sessions. Refreshments will be served.
To register, visit MemorialMedical.com or call (217) 788-3333.
[Michael Leathers, Memorial Health