Women's Ministry Supports a Heart-Health Research Project
Women “Got Moving and Got Energized”—a health and wellness workshop and third session of the heart-health research project, sponsored by The Roanoke Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. This workshop was held in the Anchor of Hope Community Center on February 20th. The Women’s Ministry partnered with The Links, Incorporated to bring their Signature Program—the HeartTruth Campaign® and “HeartLinks to Heart Health” project, to our community.
The morning started with free health screenings and a nutritious continental breakfast, followed by two (2) educational and motivational presentations on healthy weight and physical activity.
Link Verna Lewis, M.D., medical advisor for HSBC’s Health Unit and Onawa Allen, health coach of Virtuous Health Today, educated approximately fifty women about the heart-health benefits of moving. Both speakers gave practical suggestions on how to incorporate more physical activity into our daily routines and how to achieve a healthy heart and weight. Then, certified Zumba instructor, Eunice Khetani, got women moving with family-friendly Christian Zumba. Women of all ages had a great time working up a sweat to fun and wholesome music and movement.
To top off a great morning, Pastor Churn and First Lady Karen welcomed attendees, prayed blessings over the delicious, healthy salad bar prepared by Sister Dorothy Chapman, then closed the workshop with blessings on continued health to all.