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Rady JCC Takes February To Heart

Winnipeg, MB – February is Heart Health month and the Rady Jewish Community Centre is bringing awareness to the importance of heart health.  According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, heart disease and stroke is a leading cause of death in Canada, taking the lives of thousands of Canadians before their time. Almost 70,000 Canadians die each year from heart disease and stroke and 90% of us have at least one risk factor – a risk factor that can lead to early onset of these deadly diseases.

“Heart disease is the number one cause of death in Manitoba, but in many cases it is preventable through lifestyle modification,” adds Mark Spencer, Director of Fitness for the Rady JCC. “Not only are these changes good for your heart, but they also benefit your overall health.”

 “We are inviting everyone to join us this month at the Rady JCC as we show how leading an active life is easy and positively impacts heart health,” shares Gayle Waxman, Rady JCC Executive Director.  “Our team has put together a great selection of educational and fun activities throughout February that focus on how active living and healthy eating benefit everyone in the family.  We want to bring attention to the idea that heart health is a family affair.”

In February, members and staff are being encouraged to wear red all month long to when they come to the Rady JCC to help highlight the importance of a healthy heart.  Here is a preview of other upcoming events and activities devoted to heart health and designed for all ages and abilities: 

Tuesday, Feb 5th:  Blood Pressure Screening
FREE Blood Pressure Screening.  No appointments necessary.
10 am  Noon and 5:30 pm - 7 pm

Sunday, Feb 10th:  Bring A Friend To Rady Day
Members get to invite Family and Friends to Rady for a workout for 

Monday, Feb 18:  Family Heart Day
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
 for members
$5 per family for non-members

Join us for a day filled with activities to get your whole family moving!  Featuring games, a family mini-Zumba and Drums Alive session.  
We are also offering a family Spin experience* and a Family Emergency Care Class*.
*Advance registration is required.  Please call 
204-477-7535 to register.

Feb 25-28:  Heart and Nutrition  

Meet our in-house nutritionist, Sarah Morry as she gives a live demonstration on heart healthy eating during the week.

Thursday, Feb 28:  
Nutrition and Women's Heart Health
We cap off Heart Health month with an evening speaker focusing on nutrition and women's heart health.
Featuring:  Amanda Nash, R.D. from Heart and Stroke Foundation

Amanda Nash is a Registered Dietitian with an enthusiasm for food and nutrition. She is passionate about educating people to recognize how simple lifestyle changes can help to optimize you health.

Amanda works as Community Nutrition and Northern Outreach Manager with the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Manitoba where she coordinates nutrition initiatives, educates in the area of nutrition and cardiovascular health and provides support for health promotion activities in the northern areas of the province.

FREE Admission

7:30 pm, Adult Lounge

 For media contact:
Larah Luna

[email protected]

(204)  477-7536

About the Rady Jewish Community Centre

The Rady JCC is Winnipeg’s leading fitness and cultural facility open to all. The bright and modern 54,000 sq. ft. facility offers something for everyone. An extensive array of sports, recreation & fitness programs for children, youth, adults and older adults, coupled with a broad spectrum of cultural, social and educational programs offered in a welcoming atmosphere truly make the Rady JCC everyone’s “home away from home”.

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