Heart Month activities with an International Flair

Heart_Month_Bundle_0120_EmailAll around the world you’ll find people with unique personalities, passions and talents – each of them with a heart that they could not live without. Hennepin Healthcare has a month full of free, heart-healthy activities planned to celebrate these multi-chambered organs responsible for love – and life itself! Check out our exciting schedule and discover a way to treat your heart – and mind – this February.

Learn Hands-Only CPR and Save Lives
Wednesday, February 5
12pm to 1pm | HCMC Red Building, 2nd-floor skyway, public seating area
No mouth-to-mouth assisted breathing needed for this type of CPR! Learn this simple, life-saving technique from our Hennepin EMS team. Every second counts!

National Wear Red Day
Friday, February 7

Hennepin Healthcare is going red! Wear red on the first Friday in February to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and save lives. Email photos of your group wearing red to events@hcmed.org.

Two Daves with Heart: David Fine, MD on Healthy Matters with David Hilden, MD
Sunday, February 9, 7am to 8 am | WCCO-AM Radio (Listen LIVE)
Tune in to hear cardiologist David Fine, MD kick off National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week and hear how this essential intervention following a heart attack, cardiac surgery or other heart issue helps patients regain strength and confidence.

Quigong with Acupuncturist Steve Compton
Wednesday, February 12,
12pm to 1pm
Clinic & Specialty Center | M. Stillman Education and Community Center

Qigong is a mind-body-spirit practice with origins in China that improves mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound, and focused intent. Join Steve Compton as he leads a Shibashi (18 Harmonizing Movements) Qigong class – great for beginners! Register early – class may fill up. RSVP

Zumba with Patient Services Coordinator Deanne Flomo
Thursday, February 13, 12pm to 1pm
Clinic & Specialty Center | M. Stillman Education and Community Center
Zumba, developed in Colombia, is a fitness program that combines Latin music with dance moves. Join Deanne Flomo for this “dance party” and get your heart moving! Register early – class may fill up. RSVP

Food is Medicine with Certified Executive Chef Antonio Sanchez and Registered Dietitian Elizabeth Rosenstein
Thursday, February 20, 12pm to 1pm
Clinic & Specialty Center | M. Stillman Education and Community Center

Eating heart-healthy can be flavorful! Learn how to prepare heart-healthy meals and get cooking tips from Certified Executive Chef Antonio Sanchez and Registered Dietitian Elizabeth Rosenstein. RSVP

High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) with Physician Assistant Natalie Ikeman
Friday, February 21,
12pm to 1pm
Clinic & Specialty Center | M. Stillman Education and Community Center
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a form of timed cardiovascular high-intensity exercises with short periods of active recovery. Natalie Ikeman will teach this HIIT class using bodyweight only and modifications will be provided for all fitness levels. RSVP

Yoga with Cardiology Physician Assistant Jill Jordan
Wednesday, February 26, 12pm to 1pm
Clinic & Specialty Center | M. Stillman Education and Community Center

Yoga is a mind and body practice with origins in India more than 5,000 years ago. Join Jill Jordan as she leads a yoga class combining physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. No mat required. Register early – class may fill up. RSVP

The Hennepin Heart Center provides comprehensive care for your heart by specialists in all areas of cardiovascular medicine. Caring for common cardiovascular problems such as blocked arteries and abnormal rhythms, we also evaluate and manage heart failure as well as complex heart and arterial disease.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course at Hennepin Healthcare

Strengthen your body and your bondHennepin Healthcare is offering a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course at its downtown Minneapolis campus this May through July. MBSR is an evidenced-based program that can transform how you think and feel for a happier, healthier, and more peaceful life. The MBSR course will be taught by Kathleen J. Feil, Ph.D., L.P., a Senior Clinical Psychologist at Hennepin Healthcare who has extensive training in teaching MBSR.

This eight-week experiential training will teach you to:

    • Live with greater calm, compassion, understanding, and focus
    • Respond more skillfully and recover more quickly from a challenging and stressful situation
    • Reduce pain levels and cope more effectively with pain that may not go away
    • Reduce the impact of many health conditions such as high blood pressure, headaches, stomach ailments, insomnia, anxiety, depression, and others.

Throughout this course, you will learn formal mindfulness meditation practices, with the opportunity to check in with your instructor, gentle stretching and mindful yoga, group dialogue and discussions, and more.

Dates & Locations

    • Orientation: Wed. May 15, 5-7 pm – free, open to anyone, required for participants.
    • Classes: Wednesday, June 5-July 31, 5-7:30 pm (8 pm for 1st and last class; skip the week of July 3). Full day retreat on July 20
    • Location: 900 S. 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415, Lower Level Shapiro Conference Room.

For more information about the course as well as registration info, click here. Questions? Contact Kathleen Feil at kathleen.feil@hcmed.org