From Patch Reports
Move N' Groove, an interactive event for the whole family, is designed to help individuals add physical activity to their daily lives and achieve good heart health.
event, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at , includes physical activities, education, free health screenings, discussions with physicians, dance instruction and demonstrations, door prizes and more, according to a hospital announcement.
“Staying physically active not only helps you maintain proper body weight, but it keeps the mind and body healthy,” said Dr. Randy Martin, a cardiologist with Piedmont Heart Institute Physicians and M.C. of the event. “More importantly, daily activities such as walking, running, dancing and even gardening are essential to preventing heart disease and strokes.”
Participants will enjoy special performances and learn how to increase their heart rate with line dance, cha cha, swing, belly dancing and Zumba. Move ‘n Groove will also offer mini sports camps and Tai Chi, the release said.
Free health screenings and education will include blood pressure checks, cholesterol and glucose screenings, sleep health assessments, flu shots and much more. Piedmont physicians will also be on hand to answer a variety of health questions.
Also available are free COPD education and screenings, featuring lung health testing and the COPD Foundation’s COPD Shuttle:Journey to the Center of the Lung. The shuttle is a 20-seat, state-of-the-art mobile motion simulator that immerses riders on a journey through the lungs to see the harmful effects of smoking.
Admission to the event is once again free, however registration is suggested, visit piedmont.org/itsagirlthing. All screenings are available on a first-come, first-served basis