HealthWorks helps community survive holiday weight gain

In an effort to help the community stay healthy and fit during a time of year when many put health goals on hold, HealthWorks Fitness Center is kicking off the Holiday Survival Challenge November 14th-26th. HealthWorks' staff will help the community survive holiday weight gain by promoting exercise and healthy food selections while holding participants accountable for the choices they make. Participants who maintain their weight throughout the season will earn a one-month membership to the Fitness Center.

A HealthWorks membership is not required for the challenge. Individuals and families are encouraged to participate at no cost by weighing in weekly and are still eligible for the prize. To help participants successfully maintain (or lose) weight, HealthWorks will offer tips from qualified personal trainers, recipes from a registered dietitian and a weekly healthy email.

Weekly weigh-in progress through January 11th will be tracked anonymously on a Holiday Survival Challenge Maintenance Chart posted in HealthWorks Fitness Center. HealthWorks is located on the second floor of Eaton Rapids Medical Center at 1500 South Main Street in Eaton Rapids. To sign up for this program or for more information about HealthWorks, stop by or call (517) 663-9530.

Article posted on November 13th 2014 . - Article Permalink

Eaton Rapids Medical Center offers Babysitting Class

Eaton Rapids Medical Center welcomes Babysitting Instructor, Charlene Hamilton from Cardio Pulmonary Resource Center, Inc. Classes will be held on November 3rd, 10th and 17th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at ERMC.

This course is intended to train young adults, between the ages of 11-14, to be responsible babysitters. The students will learn emergency procedures, discipline techniques, diapering and age-appropriate activities. Pediatric (child and infant) CPR, rescue breathing and the Heimlich maneuver will also be covered, along with basic first aid skills needed while babysitting.

Upon completion of the class, the student will receive a Pediatric CPR card, a Basic First Aid card and a Babysitting Course certificate. Students must attend all three classes to obtain certification. The cost of the class is $30.00 per person. Classes fill up quickly, so please RSVP by calling Cardio Pulmonary Resource Center, Inc. at 1-800-900-2772. Eaton Rapids Medical Center is located at 1500 South Main in Eaton Rapids.

Article posted on October 23rd 2014. - Article Permalink

ERMC coordinates Harvest Gathering food drive

Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) is holding the Michigan Harvest Gathering Food Drive from October 20th to November 3rd. Non-perishable food and personal hygiene items collected will be donated to the local food bank in Eaton Rapids, Heart & Hands. Collection barrels will be located at Eaton Rapids Medical Center, Eaton Rapids Middle School, Greyhound Intermediate School, Greyhound Central, Eaton Federal Savings Bank, Island City Academy, Meridian Magnesium Products of America, Ross & Associates, Dowding Industries and the Eaton Rapids Senior Center.

A few of the desired items include canned meals, boxed dinners, dry pasta, cereal, and infant formula. Non-food items such as soap, toothpaste, laundry detergent, disposable diapers and feminine hygiene products are appreciated as well. According to www.feedmichigan.org, 18 percent of households are struggling to put food on the table and nearly 1 in 6 children is at risk of hunger in Michigan. For more information, contact Leslie Neubecker-Czubko, Registered Dietitian at 517-663-9453.

Article posted on October 21st 2014. - Article Permalink

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