In honor of Cardiac Rehab Week, the team of nurses and respiratory therapists in our Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program created a seven-day celebration of heart healthy habits.
Hospital Employees and Rehab patients were encouraged to participate in Heartapalooza Bingo. Heart healthy activities like eating veggies and fruit, getting exercise, and cutting sodium intake, earned players a chance for a Bingo prize and an entry into a larger prize drawing.
The Rehab room was open before and after it’s normal operating hours for employees to learn about the available equipment (this room doubles as a workout facility for employees after hours) and for a quick check of weight, blood pressure, and BMI
Then there was the big Heartapalooza Showcase on Valentine’s Day. The showcase featured a food-label checker, hula hoop contest, weight and stretching exercises, door prizes, and the ever popular guess-the-number-of-candy-hearts-in-a-jar. It made for a wonderful celebration in the hospital’s conference room, and staff are already planning next year’s showcase.
Anyone who has questions about Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation should check out the hospital’s website, call and talk to our rehab team, or talk to a primary care provider about its many benefits for those dealing with chronic conditions or recovering from health problems.