Posted Online: Feb. 21, 2013, 11:55 am

Free Day of Dance promotes benefits of physical activity

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Press release submitted by Trinity Regional Health System


Free Day of Dance promotes benefits of physical activity on heart health


Trinity's Spirit of Women program will present its second annual "Day of Dance," from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, at the RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. The day will feature a variety of dance performances and demonstrations (see schedule below) as well as well as free blood pressure checks, body mass index (BMI) testing, health risk assessments and a health fair.

According to the Report of the Surgeon General on Physical Activity and Health published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1996, more than 60 percent of American adults are not regularly physically active. In fact, 25 percent of all adults are not active at all.

Yet, significant health benefits can be obtained by including a moderate amount of physical activity on most, if not all, days of the week. Physical activity reduces the risk of premature mortality in general, and of coronary heart disease, hypertension, colon cancer, and diabetes mellitus in particular. Physical activity also improves mental health and is important for the health of muscles, bones, and joints.

Trinity joined the Spirit of Women Hospital Network, a national coalition of hospitals and healthcare facilities in 100+ U.S. communities, in January 2012. Utilizing a variety of means, Spirit of Women hospitals give women easy access to the knowledge and tools that are vital to helping them make informed healthcare decisions for themselves and their families.

While there is no cost to attend Day of Dance, women may sign up for the Spirit of Women program while attending. Cost for the one-time membership fee is $10, which gives members access to free lectures on women's health topics, advance notice of upcoming workshops, screenings and special events, a free e-newsletter and members-only discounts on activities and at area merchants.

For more information regarding Trinity's Spirit of Women events and membership, please call (309) 779-2067 or visit www.trinityspiritofwomen.org.

2013 Day of Dance performance schedule:
Noon Welcome and introductions
12:05 pm. QC Soda (Swing)
12:25 pm. Fred Astaire Quad Cities (Ballroom)
12:45 pm. Jazzercise
1:05 pm. Mississippi Valley Country Dance Association
1:25 pm. Amate Troupe (Belly dancing)
1:45 pm. Ballet Quad Cities
2:05 pm. QC Studio Z (Zumba)
2:25 pm. Dance your way! (free style dancing)
2:35 pm. YMCA (Body Vive & Body Attack)
2:55 pm. Salsa Touch
3:15 pm. Mayer School of Irish Dance
3:35 pm. Imani! Dancers Studio for Cultural Arts (Hip hop)