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Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness News!


All questions/inquiries regarding Health and Wellness classes/events should be directed to Karen Bruening, Health and Wellness Coordinator,

at or or 850-293-8284.


Yoga classes: Mondays at 3:30 p.m. in the Choir Suite and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. in the Choir Suite.


Call for vendors:

Our third annual women's health fair and Zumbathon® will be in March. Contact me if you would like your business to be part of it! Vendor booths are free, and door prizes are sought! We served about 50 women last year, double the number from our first year. We are also seeking individuals to have their mammograms during our event. We were a little light on our appointments last year.


MondayAfternoon Yoga:

Mondays at 3:30p.m.  in the Choir Suite.


Wednesday Morning Yoga:

Our Yoga classes are still going strong, with our new Yoga instructor, Dave. Classes are at 9:30 am and meet in the Choir Suite. Classes are only $5 per person.


Health and Wellness e-News

February 2, 2016

Submitted by Karen Bruening, St. Luke Health and Wellness Coordinator

“Chock full of information and links to more information for heart health month.  Coupons for yoga classes, too.”


It’s American Heart Month! What are your plans for moving this month, and taking care of your heart? Here are some suggestions:

Get screened!! Make an appointment with your primary care doctor. If you can’t afford it, or don’t have insurance, Sacred Heart will be providing free screenings this month. More information here:

(Keep reading until the end! Valuable coupons attached!)


VA goes red for National Heart Health Month: If you are a female veteran and haven’t seen your primary care doctor in a year or more, the VA suggests that you make a date! Here are some facts from an article on the VA website

  • Heart disease affects women of all ages.
  • For younger women, the combination of birth control pills and smoking boosts heart disease risks by 20 percent.
  • Even if you’re a yoga-loving, marathon-running workout fiend, your risk for heart disease isn’t completely eliminated. Factors like cholesterol, eating habits and smoking can counteract your other healthy habits.
  • Sixty-four percent of women who die suddenly of coronary heart disease had no previous symptoms.
  • Because these symptoms vary greatly between men and women, they’re often misunderstood.
  • Media has conditioned us to believe that the telltale sign of a heart attack is extreme chest pain. But in reality, women are more likely to experience shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, back or jaw pain, and sometimes unexplained excessive fatigue. –
  • See more at:

Make small changes that add up to big improvements in health:

Finally, if you need a place to start, I highly recommend the yoga class offered here at the church! Dave is an excellent teacher.  Classes are Mondays at 3:30 p.m., and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. in the David Frantz Choir Suite and cost is $5 per person. Bring a mat or a towel.




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The Flame  Jan 27, 2016

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