Thirty women (and a couple of men) did something wonderful for their hearts on Tuesday night at Gather on Broadway. They met for smoothies, yoga led by Molly McCain of Jenstar Yoga, and Food Network Star and Gather Executive Chef Jyll Everman’s incredible, heart-healthy appetizers. Gather on Broadway’s Women, Make Time for You series took a healthy turn Tuesday night for Prevea Health’s Matters of the Heart event.
Matters of the Heart Yoga & Smoothie Mixology
Matters of the Heart Yoga & Smoothie Mixology night was the first in a series of heart health educational events. It’s Prevea Health’s way to promote a healthy mind, heart, and body while increasing awareness of women’s heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S., so Tuesday’s focus was on heart disease prevention. An estimated 80% of cardiovascular disease is preventable.
Matters of the Heart Partnership with Prevea Health
Deb Guenterberg, registered dietitian nutritionist at Prevea Health, talked about nutritious smoothies, as Chef Jyll blended. Prevea cardiologist Dr. Supreeti Behuria told about the heart-health benefits of yoga. Yoga decreases blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and most importantly, it decreases stress.
“Yoga is so accessible today and so good for you.” – Prevea cardiologist Dr. Supreeti Behuria.
Here’s what some participants said about the event:
- “I was looking for something fun and healthy to do. It was inspiring learning about how stress can affect your heart.” -Sara
- “I like doing yoga; it was my first time doing it. I also liked hearing what Deb had to say about nutrition.” -Lori
- “I was hoping to find a good recipe for smoothies. They gave me some good ideas.” -Tammy, participant
Matters of the Heart Wine & Chocolate
So, what’s next for Matters of the Heart? An amazing night of Wine & Chocolate (and more of Chef Jyll’s incredible appetizers), from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Gather on Broadway. Prevea cardiologist Dr. Supreeti Behuria will share simple things to do in daily life to feel better and prevent heart disease.