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Dance For Your Heart

Memorial Hospital is planning its next Healthy Woman event, Dance For Your Heart.  This fun event will be held on Saturday, February 25 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Wyndham Garden (2000 Loucks Road) in York.  The event will combine the fun of dancing to different kinds of music with health screenings, pamper yourself activities and more to make it a “don’t miss” event for women. 

Dance For Your Heart will include dance demonstrations for Zumba, Hip Hop dance, Philippine dance, and Belly dancing; women’s heart health educational tips; health screenings; hand and chair massages, light refreshments; door prizes; a chance to take a “selfie” for the American Heart Association’s Red Couch Tour; and more.  There will also be a prize drawing for a $100 Visa gift card (and two $50 Visa gift cards).  You must be present to win.  (You must be present for the speaker and complete a short questionnaire to be eligible for all prizes.)

Nearly 500,000 women die each year of cardiovascular disease, making it the leading cause of death for American women. One in two women will die of heart disease.

The event focuses on dance as a way to take steps for a healthier life because dancing can burn as many calories as swimming, walking, or riding a bike (as many as 200 to 400 calories per hour). If done on a regular basis, there are many health benefits such as weight maintenance or weight loss, blood pressure and cholesterol management (lowering), increased energy, decreased sadness and depression, increased coordination and muscle strength, and an overall sense of well-being.

Special thanks to our dance instructors:  Body Rhythms Life Fitness, Dancers of the Nile, the Philippine American Heritage Council Dance Troupe and Weary Arts Group.

The event is free for Healthy Woman members.  Pre-registration is required and space is limited.  Healthy Woman members can register to attend this event by e-mailing jmccarthy@mhyork.org or calling 717-849-5492. 

There is no cost to become a Healthy Woman member.  To become a Healthy Woman member, CLICK HERE.