SAVANNAH — February is Heart Month and Coastal Georgia health professionals are raising awareness with a repeat of last year’s hot “Let’s Dance, Savannah!” at Savannah Mall on Feb. 28 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
“Dance is, indeed, exercise and a fun way to incorporate regular physical activity into your daily routine,” said Cristina P. Gibson MPH, director of the Coastal Health District. “Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and in Georgia. Women are at significantly higher risk for heart disease than men.”
Gibson recommends exercise as one way to stave off heart disease — with 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per day. Sixty minutes per day is recommended for children. Other heart disease-avoiding measures include eat healthy, be tobacco-free and get checked for blood pressure and body mass index.
Free dance demonstrations and classes, healthy snacks, blood pressure checks, BMI measurements, blood glucose testing and bone density scans. Register for the raffle of dance instructions DVDS and an MP3 player.
The day’s activities and instructors include the following:
11-11:30 a.m. ZUMBAI with Rebecca Haas
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. USA Dance/Moon River Dancers (Ballroom)
12:15-1 p.m. Silver Diners
1-1:30 p.m. Abeni Cultural Arts (African Dance)
1:30-2:15 p.m. Maxime Patterson’s School of Dance
2:15-2:45 p.m. Savannah Children’s Theatre
2:45-3 p.m. Savannah Swing Cats
3:30-4 p.m. Lotus Dance (Egyptian Belly Dance)
4-4:30 p.m. theSTUDIO Ballet
Partners with the Coastal Health District for this event include Chatham County Health Department WIC Program, Community Cardiovascular Council, Armstrong Atlantic State University Health Sciences Department and CVS.
For more information, call (912) 644-5209 or (912) 484-1885.