We are a team of professional and interested health care advocates and leaders whose goal is to challenge and assist the congregation and surrounding community in achieving better health through education, fitness, physical screenings, mental well-being, spiritual support, and resources using a holistic approach. We believe that the body is the “temple of God” and must be honored as such.
A collection of exercise activities lead by licensed fitness coaches and instructors throughout the week; class schedules and fees are managed by the individual instructors. Classes include; Yoga for Me, Saturday Morning Bootcamp, Stay Fit 4 Life, and Walk Team. Contact class instructors and please bring water and towel to all fitness classes. Click the link below to see the exercise schedule!
A committed group of health professionals and lay advocates who offer support and assistance in developing new health initiatives for the congregation. They also provide manpower for all health education and screening activities such as symposiums, regular blood pressure screenings and blood drives.
Weight – We Need to Talk
Excessive weight is hard on your bones, joints and all body systems but especially the cardiovascular system. It puts added work on the heart and stresses blood vessels. Weight increases the workload for the heart. The heart may enlarge its muscles to accommodate the extra work, beat faster, increase demand on the lungs, or create irregular heart rhythms. Over time it can even cause heart failure and heart attacks. Extra weight from poor diet can prompt extra cholesterol build up in blood vessels and increase the risk of strokes. The goal is to reduce overall risk for long term damage. Staying within reasonable weight guidelines for your height can greatly benefit your health.
Some people carry extra weight from family genetics but measurement of weight by body mass index (BMI) or fatty tissue versus muscle mass is looking at extra weight from fat, especially in the chest area. This is associated with CV disease whereas increased weight below the waist is usually less harmful. Your healthcare provider may also use waist circumference for this assessment which is a good predictor of future CV disease.
Take your weight seriously. Most Americans are in the struggle with you so get a few family and friends together and make it exciting, fun and challenging. You may add years to your life.
The major contact for all health ministry services providing education, health screening, counseling, care coordination, community liaison services between local health and faith organizations, development of support groups and referral resources as needed.
Are ongoing and intermittent depending on the needs of the group. Current active groups include prostate and breast cancer groups, contacts for multiple sclerosis and community weight loss groups.