(PRWEB) January 23, 2005
The Bon Secours Charity Health System Cardiac Outreach department, will host a series of three ÂLadies Lunch and LearnÂ seminars throughout New York's Lower Hudson Valley, to coincide with American Heart Month in February, announced Barbara Demundo, R.N., Director of Cardiac Outreach for the System. These three seminars, will focus on the role stress plays in heart disease Â the number one killer of women.
The luncheons will feature a presentation by Arlene Prince, C.Ht., a certified Hypnotherapist, who will give a brief talk and presentation entitled, ÂWhat is the Relaxation Response and how do we elicit it?Â
ÂAs the stress in our lives builds, it often brings forth the ÂFight or FlightÂ syndrome which in turn leads to increased blood pressure, heart rate and tension Â all major risks for heart disease,Â according to Prince. ÂThere are currently no medications or surgeries the can counteract this negative effect. Fortunately, however, we have within ourselves an opposite reaction Â The Relaxation Response. With daily practice of simple techniques, over time the body builds resistance to stress and the related harmful symptoms diminish.Â
ÂAs a woman, you are probably great at taking care of your family and friends, but what about yourself? Most of us tend to put ourselves at the bottom of the priority list which leaves us overtired and overstressed,Â commented Demundo, ÂConstantly putting others first, as many women do, can lead to stress, which increases blood pressure, heart rate and tension -- all of which can increase a womanÂs risk for heart disease.Â
ÂWe are inviting women of all ages to gather their girlfriends and sit back and relax with an enjoyable lunch as they learn simple techniques that will help them to control the stresses in their lives, and improve their heart health,Â said Demundo.
The Ladies Lunch & Learn seminars will be held:
Â Thursday, February 10, beginning at 11:45 AM at the Warwick Conference Center in Warwick, NY (Snow date is February 15),
Â Thursday, February 17, beginning at 11:45 AM at Mount Fuji Restaurant in Hillburn, NY (Snow date is February 22), and
Â Thursday, February 24, beginning at 11:45 AM at Erie Trackside Manor in Port Jervis, NY (Snow date is February 28).
There is a nominal fee of $10.00 per person for the luncheon and seminar, with all proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association. Reservations are required, since seating is limited, and can be made by calling 1-888-606-CALL.
Bon Secours Charity Health System offers a wide array of health and wellness community programs and support groups to assist individuals in making healthy lifestyle choices, and provides information on screenings that aid in the prevention of heart disease. As the areaÂs premier cardiac system, the Bon Secours Charity Health System is committed to the heart health of all of the communities it serves.
The Bon Secours Charity Health System includes three area hospitals; Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, NY, Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, NY and St. Anthony Community Hospital, Warwick, NY. Additionally, Bon Secours Charity Health System provides the services of a Certified Home Health Agency, two long -term care facilities, an assisted living and adult home facility, and several other off-site medical programs.