February 2013 is National Heart Health Month.
Keys to addressing heart disease include: quitting smoking, lowering cholesterol, controlling high blood pressure, maintaining a healthy weight and exercising. Every time someone participates in one of the following Magruder Hospital offerings in February, they will have their name entered into a drawing for a gift basket. The drawing will be held on March 1st.
On Thursday, Feb. 14, beginning at 1 p.m., the Magruder lab will offer a full cholesterol check (HDL, LDL, Triglycerides) as well as blood pressure and blood sugar check for $16. Appointments for this can be made by calling 419-734-3131 ext. 3420.
On Thursday, Feb. 14, Magruder clinical staff will also offer free blood pressure checks in the café from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On Monday, Feb. 18, at noon in the Conference Center, Magruder will host an educational luncheon with Dr. David Morris, Director of Magruder’s Sleep Medicine Center, talking on “Sleep and Heart Health”. Cost for the event is $6 for lunch and participants should RSVP to 419-732-0208 by noon on Friday, Feb. 15.
Regularly scheduled wellness classes at Magruder:
• Yoga, Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m, Conference Center, $10/week or $8/week if paid monthly. 419-635-2337.
• Aquatic Exercise Program at Lake Erie Sportsmedicine, $30/month - 3 times per week for 4 weeks. Release from Dr. required 419-734-3131 ext. 3475.
• Strength Training, Conference Center, Tue & Thu, 5:30 p.m., $4 per class, 419-732-4061 for more information.
• Zumba, Conference Center, Mon & Wed, 5:30 p.m., $4 per class, 419-732-4061 for more information.
For more information on events and screenings, go to Magruder’s website at www.magruderhospital.com.