Heart disease affects millions of Americans. It’s the leading cause of death for both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We can’t control our genetics, but we can make lifestyle choices that nurture our hearts and improve our health and quality of life.
On Feb. 28, Beaumont will host “Living Well for your Heart and Soul” at the Beaumont Health and Fitness Center, 25631 Little Mack, St. Clair Shores. Doors open for registration at 5 p.m. and the presentation takes place from 6-7:30 p.m.
"Women are not only responsible for caring for themselves, but also feeding, nurturing and caring for every member of their family,” said Beaumont cardiologist Sarine John-Rosman, M.D. “We look forward to sharing knowledge that helps women take an active role in their own health and wellness, and that of their entire family, as well.”
Fox 2 News anchor Deena Centofanti will emcee the free event, which begins with a health fair that features:
- Beaumont pharmacists to answer your medication questions
- free blood pressure and other screenings
- healthy cooking and exercise demonstrations
Dr. John-Rosman will discuss how to incorporate fun and heart healthy exercise into your life. Beaumont cardiologist Ginette Gomez, D.O., will share simple ways to practice stress-reducing meditation. And Simone Cowan, D.O., also a Beaumont cardiologist, will discuss strategies for healthy eating. The evening concludes with a panel discussion.
“My goal is for participants to gain a greater awareness of the evidence-based health benefits of meditation and recognize how easy it is to bring meditation into their lives,” Dr. Gomez said. “Meditation is readily available to anyone who seeks increased peace, health and happiness in their lives.”
Janine Krowlikowski, heart survivor and former National Go Red For Women spokesperson, will share her inspiring story.
Featured exercises aim to incite joy in movement, explained Margaret Kurza, manager of the Beaumont Health and Fitness Center. These include, Power Beats, a workout for the entire body and powerful tool for stress reduction and mental balance. “This class appeals to those who love music and movement -- and don’t mind occasionally feeling like a rock star,” Kurza said.
Complimentary appetizers, refreshments and prizes will be provided. Space is limited and advance registration is recommended. Register online or call 800-633-7377.