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A Date With The Pharmacist

Mark your calendar for November 13th, 1:30 PM at the Wellness Center – Room A. Our meeting will be all about prescription medications (and alternatives) with a Pharmacist in attendance.

  • Questions about your medication it’s benefits and possible side effects?
  • Stories to tell about your experiences with medications?
  • What other things create similar effects to your medications?

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HEART TO HEART Community Talk

Kristen Doucette will be moderating an expert panel on heart health matters. Here is a great opportunity to ask those really tough questions to the panel of experts. The event is in Hastings at the Field House. Here is a link to the directions to get there. It is only 30 minutes. Let me know if you can make it and I will register you.

Directions to the Field House

If you can make it out to this event I know Kristen would love to see you. Bring your friends who may have an interest in the topic of Heart Health. See the details below.

Heart To Heart

OUR EDUCATION EVENTS CALENDAR IS CHANGING

Hi everyone. Our previously published Educational Program calendar has been removed from the website. An updated version will very soon be posted for your reference and convenience.

In recent weeks, it’s sometimes felt like I was herding cats! An almost impossible task! I’ve had to make a few changes in our published calendar as topics need to change, dates need to be switched and our planned resource people are not available.

While most of our original schedule has remained intact, a few of our planned event topics have changed. I think we are very close to having the revised schedule confirmed by all parties. In other words – all our known cats have been successfully herded for your healthy heart benefit.

Watch for news of our revised event schedule coming to your Inbox in the coming days.

Don Herald – Chair – Heart Healthy Education Program

REMINDER – EXERCISE AND VASCULAR HEALTH

October 9th – 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Rooms A and B – The Sport and Wellness Center

Join Exercise Therapist Stephanie Gibson from the Regional Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program for an informative session. Learn how vascular disease develops, the risk factors and how exercise can help prevent and/or manage cardiovascular disease.

At the end of the meeting we will review the results of the On Track survey. If you have not completed it use the link below.

Am I On Track?

Forward Food Leadership Summit

For those of you who are following a dietary regimen rich in plant based foods you may want to attend a conference here in Peterborough on October 25th.

The Summit brings together food service professionals, industry leaders and others in a peer-to-peer environment, gaining insights into the latest trends in both implementing and marketing plant-based menus.

Learn more about meeting the growing demand for healthier, more sustainable and cost-effective menu items, including:

  • Why plant-based is good for the bottom line
  • How to market plant-based menu items
  • How to promote plant-based concepts through social media
  • Why plant-based menus are important for health and the environment

The conference is free but attendance is limited so if you are interested follow the link below to register.

Forward Food Summit

Your On Track Survey

I would like to present the survey results at our October 9th meeting where the topic is exercise and vascular health.

I have heard from many of you but there are still quite a few that have not completed the survey. It should not take you more than 3-4 minutes. Please click the link below and complete it now.

On Track Survey

EXERCISE AND VASCULAR HEALTH

October 9th – 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Rooms A and B – The Sport and Wellness Centre

Join Exercise Therapist Stephanie Gibson from the Regional Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program for an informative session. Learn how vascular disease develops, the risk factors and how exercise can help prevent and/or manage cardiovascular disease.

This Book Is Available To You

Everyone who reads it, has positive things to say about it. We now have the yellow copy (for men) available on loan. Let us know if you’d like to reserve it. There is also a women’s version (pink cover) in circulation among our members, but at the moment it is unavailable. Let us know if you’d like to put your name on the wait list.

Heart Health and Yoga

Chair Yoga classes are now available at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre. Check out their Fall calendar online or pick-up a copy at the front desk.

In our September meeting, Donna St. John, our stretching instructor, brought this following quote to our attention:

Overall, people who took yoga classes saw improvement in a number of factors that affect heart disease risk. They lost an average of five pounds, shaved five points off their blood pressure, and lowered their levels of harmful LDL cholesterol by twelve points.

Check out the complete article at the Harvard Heart Health Newsletter, February 28, 2017. The above quote is from an article – ‘More Than A Stretch: Yoga’s Benefits May Extend To The Heart’ – by Judy Corliss.

FEEL GREAT – IT’S JUST A STRETCH AWAY…

BEND – DON’T BREAK

Join us this Wednesday afternoon, September 11th, in Room ‘C’ at the Wellness Centre beginning at 1:30 pm. Please note the room change.

Stretching is the foundation of your aerobic and strength exercises. In order to be active and exercise your heart, you need to be able to bend your arms and legs, use your feet and move your spine.

Wellness Centre Fitness Instructor Donna St. John will introduce us to heart-healthy and safe stretching techniques. Technique demonstrations and excellent handouts.

Please dress in comfortable clothes as there will be some practice of a few stretching exercises. If you have runners, wear those too. Don’t worry if you have some mobility limitations. Donna will suggest adaptations to any of technique that best fits your movement abilities.

Don Herald will provide an interesting update on our important planning and community partnership activities over the summer.