Beaufort Memorial Hospital hosted a Day of Dance on Saturday at Seaquins Ballroom in Bluffton.
A fun day for women of all ages had been planned. Mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, cousins and friends gathered for some music and dance instruction designed to improve women's health and overall wellness.
Beaufort Memorial Hospital is a member of Spirit of Women, an elite coalition of American hospitals and health care providers that ascribe to high standards of excellence in women's health education and community outreach.
Since the beginning of time, women were thought to be different from men in many ways beyond the obvious.
Now modern research is beginning to agree -- there is a difference in the body, mind and spirit of women.
Women laugh and cry at different things and tend to enjoy and excel at different activities. From the chemical makeup in our brains to the parts of our bodies -- even our hearts.
The American Heart Association has shown that cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of American women, regardless of race.
There was much to be learned at the Day of Dance event, includ- ing:
There are things women can do to stay healthy.
Getting a good night's rest is a fine place to start. Every day women must be physically active and nutritionally smart.
Keep your family recipes, but consider changing some of the preparation methods used.
Keep in mind your family's habits and adjust how you cook according to health recommendations of our day. Enjoy being where you are in the healthy way and eat well to stay well.
Since women are caregivers we must be care takers of our own bones, heart and mind.
Port Royal resident Ervena Faulkner is a retired educator who has always had an interest in food and nutrition. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.