Pocono Medical Center to Join Over 75 Hospitals Nationwide in Hosting the National “Day of Dance for Your Health”

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East Stroudsburg, PA – Pocono Medical Center (PMC) welcomes the community to the National Day of Dance for Your Health event on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 6:30 pm. The social event will be held at Terraview at Stroudsmoor Country Inn in Stroudsburg, PA.

“Our exciting program will feature a new online dance video contest, dancing, DJ, refreshments, heart health education with physicians, giveaways and more,” says Paulette Nish, Vice President of Patient Care/CNO at Pocono Health System/Pocono Medical Center. Day of Dance for Your Health events are presented by affiliate hospitals of the Spirit of Women Health Network in over 75 communities across the United States. Dancing is another step individuals can take to live a healthier life since they can burn as many calories as swimming, walking, or riding a bike (as many as 200-400 calories per hour).

Many health benefits may result from dance if it is done on a regular basis as a form of exercise. The benefits include weight maintenance or weight loss, blood pressure and cholesterol management (lowering), increased energy, decreased sadness and depression, increased coordination and muscle strength, and an overall sense of well-being. Individuals can learn more about the admission fee, registration process, and the event by visiting PoconoHealthSystem.org.

Spirit of Women is a national network of leading hospitals dedicated to improving women’s lives with innovative health and community programs. Spirit of Women Hospitals touch the lives of millions of women each year through the presentation of educational events, consumer membership programs, annual conferences, marketing communications and grassroots efforts to improve the health and well-being of women everywhere. Spirit of Women enables participating hospitals to focus on community needs while providing the strength of national support. Visit Spiritofwomen.com.