Friday, September 4, 2009

Life's Not a Spectator Sport

Pekin Hospital Presents Life’s Not a Spectator Sport Seminar for Women


Central Illinois women are invited to attend Pekin Hospital’s informational and entertaining seminar called Life’s Not a Spectator Sport on Saturday, September 19 from 9 – 11 a.m. at Pekin Country Club. This seminar will help women understand that it is not normal to experience pain in their joints or wince as they move. With modern medicine’s knowledge and increasing options for bone and joint health, women never need to become a spectator in the game of active living.

“We all want to live a long and healthy life full of activity, good health and happiness. But many of us do not know how to protect that life,” said Carrie Warner, Director of Marketing at Pekin Hospital. “This program gets women to think about their personal risk factors as well as things that they can do every day to protect their mobility and current active lifestyle. Women will be exposed to information and education on bone and joint health as well as learn about lifestyle choices that can make a difference in their lives. All of this is wrapped up in our brand of “health-u-tainment”, where serious information is balanced with a seriously good time. At this event, part of the fun will include an opportunity for women to test their skills at Wii Golf.”

Attendees will learn how to recognize signs and symptoms as well as learn tips for preventing bone and joint disorders that can lead to impaired mobility in their everyday lives. These include arthritis, osteoporosis, repetitive stress injuries and fractures (bone breaks). Pekin Hospital wants every woman to know that it is never too late to improve her bone and joint health.

There is no cost to attend the event. For more information or to attend Life’s Not a Spectator Sport, contact Pekin Hospital at (309) 353-0662. You can also visit spiritofwomen.com/seminarseries.

About Spirit of Women
The Spirit of Women Health Network is a national coalition of hospitals and healthcare facilities in more than 80 U.S. cities joined together to improve women's health by inspiring access and action on local, regional and national levels. Utilizing national resources to improve healthcare in local communities, Spirit of Women aims to educate and care for women in a unique way that emphasizes total well-being — body, mind, and spirit – and impacts all aspects of a woman’s life, including family, health and work. Though a variety of means, including educational events, networking opportunities, consumer loyalty programs, national awards, and promotion of research, Spirit of Women addresses health topics such as menopause, cancer, incontinence, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, healthy pregnancy, and many more. For more information, visit www.spiritofwomen.com.

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