The Heart Beat

There was a whole lot of shaking going on at Westfield Solano mall Feb. 26 as the NorthBay Center for Women’s Health presented its first “Day of Dance.” The event was part of a nationwide Spirit of Women campaign to encourage women to get active to protect their hearts.

The dance demonstration drew a lot of attention at the mall and many lined up to learn the hip hop steps.

Hundreds of women joined in for a day that included Zumba, ballroom dancing, hip hop, tap, belly dancing and more. NorthBay Healthcare was one of five hospital systems in the country selected to participate in a nationwide campaign to educate women on the risks of heart attack.

Staff members learned a hip hop dance called “Make the Call, Don’t Miss a Beat” and videotaped it for the Office on Women’s Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Spirit of Women. The dance demonstration drew a lot of attention on the mall and many lined up to learn the hip hop steps.

In addition to dancing, NorthBay hosted a women’s health fair that included cholesterol and blood sugar screening, blood pressure checks, a breast cancer risk assessment and flexibility testing.

Solano Public Health joined in, offering free vaccinations for whooping cough, flu/H1N1 and pneumonia. By event’s end, they had given out more than 600 shots.

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