SOUTH FLORIDA – The Jamaican Women of Florida, Inc. (JWOF) will host their second annual Health & Wellness forum at the Broward Regional Library, Broward College Campus in Pembroke Pines on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 1PM to 3PM. This year’s theme, “To Your Heart Health” features an internist, a marathon runner, a personal trainer and an executive chef discussing options to begin living a healthy lifestyle.
Heart disease is the number one killer in America, and women, in particular have to pay attention to what has traditionally been viewed as primarily a male problem. JWOF members are inviting men and women to join them to explore the road to living a heart healthy life. “Living in a fast-paced society where it is easy to develop preventable diseases, we fail to eat healthy and exercise, and therefore develop an unhealthy routine”, according to JWOF President, Dahlia Walker-Huntington
In keeping with JWOF’s mission of self-development, four health experts have been assembled to share insights for a healthy lifestyle. The panelists include Internist Dr. Christopher Ramsaran, also a family physician and a sports medicine specialist in Hollywood, Florida; Miquela Redwood, a marathon runner and a creative food specialist from Atlanta, Georgia; personal trainer and physical fitness entrepreneur, Kamal Cudjoe of Lauderhill, South Florida; and Chef Nicole Rhone, the Executive Chef at the Fort Lauderdale Hilton Marina Hotel who brings her Caribbean flavor to creating healthy meals for the entire family.
Admission to the event is free and the two-hour session kicks-off at 1:00 p.m. with a yoga exercise lead by JWOF member and yogi instructor, Judy Wyatt of Samadhi Spa in Kendal. Interested persons can register their attendance on line at www.jamaicanwomenofflorida.com or call 561-320-1391.
“In 2013, we hosted our first Health & Wellness forum, which was so well received that we were asked to make it an annual event – and we listened”, stated Mrs. Walker Huntington. “We already have health and wellness ideas for upcoming annual forums – as people are becoming more health conscious, and as we get older and more aware that a healthy lifestyle can prolong and improve the quality of life for all of us”, she added.
Sponsors for the event are: The Broward County Board of County Commissioners – Broward County Library, South Regional; Robinson Law & Mediation – Georgia Robinson, Esq.; Andover Academy – Plantation, Donna Fong; Goldson Spine and PNC Bank.