The meals courtroom at Arrowhead Mall was alive with a celebration of women’s heart health for about two hours on Friday.
Free blood strain checks, dance and health demonstrations and a great deal of free heart wholesome info have been available for the annual Go Red for Women Heart Walk on Friday, stated Julie Watson-Ledbetter, one of many organizers.
Among these collaborating was a Zumba dance group from Rachel Meinershagen’s class at Strictly Fitness. About 20 individuals participated within the demonstration.
“We like to get out and support community activities like this,” she stated.
The demonstration helped present that folks of all ages, from 20 to 70 and past, can have enjoyable and get lively on the similar time, Meinershagen stated.
“You can do it at your own pace, either high impact or low impact,” Meinershagen stated. “It’s all so good for your heart.”
Meinershagen stated understanding in a group surroundings like a zumba class has a socialization profit, too.
“And that can be good for your heart, too,” she stated.
Among others attending Friday’s occasion was Michelle Carter Brown from Oktaha who teaches vitamin schooling by means of the OSU Extension program. She got here with a group of seven.
“We like to come out and support anything that supports good nutrition,” Brown stated.
Cristan Robertson, advertising supervisor at Arrowhead Mall stated the mall has hosted the occasion concerning the previous 5 years.
“We’re excited to participate,” Robertson stated. “We’re having a great turnout with groups from Strictly Fitness, Champion Fitness and Muskogee Swim and Fitness Center. Plus, school’s out.”
All proceeds from contributions made through the occasion go to the American Heart Association, she stated.
Angels Home Health Care staffers have been available offering free blood strain checks and handing out info. American Heart Association consultant Bailey Robinson had heart wholesome vitamin info together with the group’s “Check, Change and Control” program.