Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wellness Wednesday

By Marci Gower
Wellness Wednesday is always a highly anticipated networking event,
held at various venues throughout Lee County each month,
showcasing local health & wellness professionals.
Although primarily a business event,
Wellness Wednesday has evolved into much more.
The general public is invited and encouraged to attend to meet and learn
more about local available services, practitioners and opportunities
Wednesday Feb 24th 5-7PM
Nirvana Restaurant
9101 College Parkway
Fort Myers, Florida
Plenty of parking
Meet us in the function room

Complimentary Massage Provided by
Faithfully Yours Day Spa

Light Refreshments Served
Heartini Drink Specials in the Martini Bar

Do you stay home rather than sabotage your diet by going out to eat with friends?
Not sure what to order in restaurants when you're on a diet
or if you have special dietary restrictions or health concerns?

Jamie Gates, MS, RD, LD and Registered Dietitian
with Dr. Wayne M Burr, MD, PL in Fort Myers,
has prepared a handout for all Wellness Wednesday attendees discussing
Eating at Restaurants and On the Run Without Ruining Your Health.
So, worry no more!
Learn how you CAN enjoy yourself with just a few adjustments,
and how to spot the healthy alternatives on most menus and favorites you already enjoy!
Saving a Life is as easy as A-E-D

In the time it takes you to read this information, Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) will have claimed another victim. Statistics show that over 300,000 Americans die of SCA every year. Up to 50,000 of these deaths could have been prevented if someone on scene had initiated the Cardiac Chain of Survival and an automated external defibrillator (AED) had been available for immediate use at the time of the emergency.

The American Red Cross has a vision of one person in every household being trained in First Aid and CPR lifesaving skills, and all Americans being within four minutes of an AED with someone trained to use it in the event of sudden cardiac arrest.

My brother's life was recently saved with an AED device in New York when he went into Sudden Cardiac Arrest at a country club. I was surprised to find out that the State of Florida currently has no mandate on having these life saving devices in malls, health clubs, golf courses, stadiums, large venues or other public places where large crowds gather.

AEDs save lives. Period. The American Red Cross will be at Wellness Wednesday on February 24th to share more information on the importance of First Aid, CPR & AED Training, not just for you, but for your employees, co-workers, family members & friends.

Wellness Wednesday has a reputation of having quality give-aways from our generous vendors every month. Why? Because our vendors CARE about the community so much they sincerely want to have their Health & Wellness products sampled by local attendees. Plus, you don't have to buy tickets to win. What could be better? That's right... No Purchase is necessary to win prizes at
Wellness Wednesday. Just attend & participate!

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