Edward's Community Weight Loss Challenge is back! And this time we'll compete against Edward's own employees to see who can be this year's "biggest loser." Whether participating as an individual, or as part of a team, you'll be part of the competition to see who can lose the greatest percentage of weight during this FREE 8-week online challenge, which begins on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 and runs through April 1, 2013.
How does it work? This is a free, online only program and weight will be self-reported weekly by the participants. Percent of weight loss is averaged across the team (team size can range from 1-12 people) and is based on weight at the start of the challenge. Record weight once a week online or via text or smart phone. Fitness prize packages valued between $25 - $50 will be awarded to the top 3 teams and prize drawings will take place throughout the challenge.
The Edward Heart Hospital will offer the Ultra Fast Heart Scan at a special rate of $75 for February and March 2013. Click here for more information on this lifesaving test. For an appointment call 1-877-45-HEART (1-877-454-3278). Regular price $150. Cash, check, and credit cards accepted. No insurance claims, please. Appointments must be scheduled by March 31, 2013.
Women and Heart Disease
Heart disease kills more American women than all forms of cancer combined, according to the American Heart Association. To shine a spotlight on this important women's health issue, Emmy-nominated actress Elizabeth Banks has teamed up with the AHA to direct and star in a comedic PSA called "Just a Little Heart Attack," about a busy mom who takes care of everyone but herself.
Simple tools to help you kick butts
If you're a smoker, quitting is one of the best things you can do for your heart. Are you ready to quit? Watch a former smoker and trained tobacco treatment specialist as she walks you through a three-part video designed to help you see quitting in a new way. She'll show you how to use simple yet helpful tools to prepare for your quit.
Delicious Meets Nutritious – February 7 & 14, 7:00 – 8:30pm, Heart Hospital Conference Room. Join this 2-part series focusing on flavorful food choices you can make while still maintaining a well-balanced diet. You'll learn shopping secrets and the best choices for snacking a restaurant eating. $40 fee applies. Link here for the flyer or call (630) 527-6363 to register.
Cholesterol Healthercise at Edward Health & Fitness Center – This 8-week class is designed to improve your cholesterol levels through education and exercise. Next 8-week session starts January 28th. Call (630) 646-5927 for more information.
Save a Life
Take a class to learn CPR! CPR for Family & Friends February Special - $10 per person Sunday Classes in February, Edward Education Center. This course teaches the lifesaving skills of Hands-Only CPR, AED use, infant CPR and relief of choking. It is for members of the general public who want to learn CPR in an instructor-led or facilitated group environment. THIS IS NOT A CERTIFICATION COURSE. Call 630-527-6363 for dates and times or to register. Link here for a complete listing of CPR and First Aid classes.
Every day, thousands of people suffer sudden cardiac arrest. Would you know how to help? Try this save-a-life simulator: http://www.heartrescuenow.com/