LewisGale Hospital - Alleghany and your AHYMCA are partnering for a Heart Health Check Event! The event is FREE and open to the public!

February is all about spreading love, and what better way to love yourself than by taking care of your heart? Join us and our other community partners including the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts and ConnectionsPlus Healthcare + Hospice for an exciting Heart Health Check Event where we're putting your heart in the spotlight!

Here's what you can expect:

Heart Health Screenings: We’ll check your blood pressure and blood sugar.

Nutritional Guidance: Discover heart-healthy eating habits and get tips on how to fuel your body for optimal heart health. Small changes can make a big difference!

Fitness Tips and Demos: Michael May AHYMCA’s own Certified Personal Trainer will be on hand to teach fun and effective ways to keep your heart pumping strong. Exercise doesn't have to be a chore when it's good for your heart!

Q&A with Healthcare Professionals: Krista Wilson, BSN RN with the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department at LewisGale Hospital Alleghany will be there to answer your heart health questions.

Spread the love this February by showing your heart some well-deserved attention. Mark your calendars and join us on Monday, February 26, from 1:00-2:00 PM at the Alleghany Highlands YMCA. Your heart will thank you!

 

WOMEN AND HEART DISEASE

Heart Disease is the number one killer of men AND women. Yet, many women and medical professionals don't recognize symptoms of heart attack in women because they may differ from the typical symptoms seen in men. For more information read here.

Do the HUSTLE!

It's Heart Month! The American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes of moderate intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity each week AND moderate to high intensity muscle strengthening twice a week.

IT'S TIME FOR A HEART HUSTLE CHALLENGE!

Choose your 30 minute workout or workouts and do them for 14 days in February. Complete the challenge to receive a prize and be eligible for a $25 gift card for a local business. Check at the Welcome Desk for more details.

HERE ARE SOME OF OUR ONGOING INITIATIVES

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CURRICULUM

The Healthy Highlands Program with Jaclyn's Hope and Safehome Systems has developed a curriculum focusing on Domestic Violence education for healthcare workers. If your program is interested in learning more, contact smchenryahymca@gmail.com 

Review the curriculum here

 

HEALTHY BRAIN HABITS

DEMENTIA DISCUSSION - A presentation covering the common types of dementia and ways to prevent or delay memory loss.

STAY STROKE SMART - A presentation covering types, causes, and treatment of stroke plus common risk factors for stroke.

If you are interested in scheduling either of these presentations for your organization, contact Dr. Sandra McHenry at smchenryahymca@gmail.com

BULLYING PREVENTION PROGRAM

The Healthy Highlands Program, in partnership with the Bath Community Hospital's Stop Bullying Task Force, presents a one-hour educational event focused on the prevention of bullying among students in upper middle and high school. This event features a guest speaker and interactive breakout sessions designed to address various bullying scenarios.

If interested in scheduling this program or in learning more about it, contact smchenryahymca@gmail.com

For more information on the BCH Stop Bullying Task Force, go to https://bathhospital.org/stop-bullying-task-force/

The Alleghany Highlands YMCA is making a Nature & Sensory Trail. It is still being constructed, but it is open for walking!

If you are interested in contributing to the trail, call the AHYMCA at 540-962-9622

ENJOY OUR WINTERWONDERLAND