Archive | February, 2014

Chill Out! Learn to Practice Meditation

In Part 2 of LMC cardiac rehabilitation manager John Leech’s segment on WIS-TV this week, he talked about relaxation techniques that can help relieve stress and boost your heart health. Watch the interview below.

Practice mindfulness meditation at Lexington Medical Center’s interactive Heart Hair on Sunday, March 2 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton on Bush River Road in Columbia. Learn more by clicking here.

To view Part 1 of John’s interview on how stress impacts the heart, click here.

Chill Out! How Stress Affects Your Heart

Did you know that stress in our lives can lead to the progression of cardiovascular disease? John Leech, LMC cardiac rehabilitation manager, was a guest on WIS-TV this week to talk about it. Here’s what he said in Part 1 of his interview.

Have A Change of Heart at our Heart Fair

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When was the last time you had your blood pressure checked? Did you know that relaxation exercises help your heart? What’s the proper way to perform CPR? Come to Lexington Medical Center’s free interactive Heart Fair on Sunday, March 2 from 1:00–5:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton at 2100 Bush River Road in Columbia to learn about your heart health. The event is free and open to the public.

Find out how to reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease by participating in free activities, such as massage therapy, healthy food tastings, blood pressure screenings and relaxation training. You’ll discover the latest cardiovascular technologies used in diagnostic, interventional and surgical procedures. You can also hear from Lexington Medical Center physicians and clinicians as they discuss heart-health topics, including nutrition, heart attacks and stroke. The Heart Fair includes activities for children, too. Kids can learn how to grow vegetables and begin spring planting.

The Heart Fair marks the culmination of Lexington Medical Center’s “Take 5 for Heart Health” campaign, encouraging community members to take time for their heart health with five key elements: Eat Right, Chill Out, Get Moving, Call 911 and Learn CPR. Lexington Medical Center partnered with Midlands businesses to provide free heart health events including exercise classes and stress relief activities throughout the month of February.