Well Set: Health and Wellness Group: This group brings together like-minded individuals from all membership levels in the chamber who prioritize their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
Format: This group gathers monthly Friday mornings. Every other month, we will have a speaker present on a topic related to our health and well-being. The other months, group members will plan an activity to get out together (or one on one). This could include hiking, dance class, workout class, meditation, walk in the park, etc.
Topic: Heart Health
February is American Heart Health month and we aren't skipping a beat (get it?! Ha!) or an opportunity to learn how we can empower you to take on your health. Women are heavily impacted in this space and face bias when it comes to care, treatment, and research.
We are partnering with the American Heart Association to provide their knowledge, a medical professional to share expertise, and hear a first hand account from a survivor.
Not so fun facts about heart health and women:
Women were not included in heart health research until 1993
Heart disease kills more people than all forms of cancer combined.
80% of heart disease is preventable
In 2017, stroke caused the deaths of 84,738 females (57.9% of total stroke deaths)
Women are less likely to receive CPR than males
How can you prevent yourself, your family, friends and community from being one of these statistics? Join us for this program to learn more!
Minisha Kochar, MD, Noninvasive Cardiologist at National Jewish Health.
She has just moved to the Denver area after practicing Cardiology for some years in Los Angeles. She was very involved with the AHA Go Red for Women campaign in Los Angeles. She treats a variety of heart conditions including coronary artery disease, cardiac valve disease, elevated lipids, and high blood pressure. She has a special interest in the cardiac issues unique to women of all ages.