Don’t skip a Beat: Heart Shape is February 8th

February is heart month and Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) is proud to sponsor its 2nd Annual Heart Shape event on Saturday, February 8, from 9 am – 1 pm at the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center, located at 232 Boone Heights Drive in Boone.

Free and open to the public, Heart Shape offers participants an opportunity to explore the Wellness Center while learning about heart health and cardiology services available in the High Country.

The event will feature a comprehensive health fair with a variety of free screenings and information about ARHS services. The first 30 participants to visit the cardiology table may schedule a free pocket electrocardiogram (EKG) at the Cardiology Center. EKG vouchers will be sold afterwards for $20.

In addition, ARHS is proud to announce that its first Health Talk series of 2014 will take place during Heart Shape. The two-part series will begin with a talk entitled “Atrial Fibrillation” by Cardiologist, Dr. Andrew Hordes at 10 am. The second talk entitled “Cardiac Disease” by Cardiologist, Dr. Joseph Helak will be given at 11 am. Both talks will feature prize drawings and an opportunity to ask questions.

Free fitness classes are also available for participants who would like to get their hearts pumping. The fitness class schedule includes Spin and Yoga at 9:15 am, followed by Zumba and Water Fitness at 10:15 am.

Heart Shape will conclude with a healthy cooking demonstration offered at noon. Additional healthy snacks will be provided throughout the morning by Earth Fare and Bare Essentials.

For more information about Heart Shape, visit www.apprhs.org/heartshape or call 828-268-8960.

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