Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Men's Health Month

June is National Men's Health Month. This month's awareness is to help men become more aware of the health problems that can be prevented with early detection and treatment among men and young boys. The latest statistics show that the health of men in our lives needs vast improvement. It is proven that men die 6 years younger than their female companions.



The Coalition for Health and Wellness will be honoring the men in our lives by having a kick off to their upcoming men's health program. The kick off event is planned for June 20th at Gravely Nature Preserve starting at 9:00am. Canoeing down the Smith River, male friendly healthy cooking demonstartions, and guided trail walks are just the start of the fun!



So come out to help celebrate men's health and bring the special men in your life out to this exciting event! Space is limited and registration is required. To register or for questions, contact Diane Sawyer, HCI Program Director, at 276-956-2983 ext. 301.

Drums Alive Unveiled

The Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness' Healthy Community Initiative unveiled their new aerobics class, Drums Alive, to be launced in the fall. The demo gave participants of the 2009 JAM Session a taste of what the class will entail. For a complete list of the Coalition's aerobics classes, please visit www.healthycommunitymhc.org.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

10th Annual Women's Health Week

The 10th annual women’s health week will take place on May 10-16. The theme this year is “It’s your time.” This observance week is designed to encourage women around the globe to make their health a priority to live a longer, healthier, and happier life.

There are going to be several community events taking place to celebrate this awareness week to help women know the importance of their health. Saturday May 9th at Temple of Christ Church 9am until 1pm and Saturday May 16th at Granberry United Methodist Church 10am until 2pm, the coalition will have health screenings at each event where blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose monitoring will take place.

May 14th there will be an aerobic JAM Session where women from the community will get together for a fun filled evening of exercise starting at 6:00pm until 9:00pm at Spencer Penn Centre. The JAM session will have all the HCI aerobics instructors showing off the various aerobic exercises done in the coalition classes including sculpt, abs, cardio, strength training, belly dancing, ball exercise, yoga, and New! Drums Alive. If you would like to register to attend this event please contact Diane Sawyer by May 8th at 276-956-2983 ext. 301 or email at dsawyer@healthycommunitymhc.org. Space is limited so please contact us soon!

HCI Aerobics Calendar