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Thompson Health presents its inaugural Day of Dance For Your Health event on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Canandaigua Elementary School, 90 West Gibson Street, Canandaigua.


Day of Dance is a nationally-observed event that promotes cardiac health and fitness through dance. Local and regional dance groups will give demonstrations and instruction on a wide variety of dances such as swing, ballroom, Middle Eastern and modern, plus hula hooping and zumba.


In addition, many health screenings will be provided, including cholesterol and glucose testing, blood pressure screening, cardiovascular health and stroke risk assessments, sleep apnea assessments, smoking cessation info, spirometry readings, body fat percentage evaluations, diabetes risk assessment and much more. Finger Lakes Cardiology nurse practitioners and Thompson Health Family Practice physicians will also be on hand to provide one-on-one counseling to those individuals with abnormal test results.


Wegmans’ Nature’s Marketplace will provide recipe “makeovers,” information on heart healthy foods and heart healthy refreshments. In addition, Wegmans Pharmacy will be on hand to assist participants who have medicine-related questions.


Cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple. Kids under 12 are no charge. Day of Dance T-shirts are free to the first 200 adult registrants. For more information and to register, please visit www.ThompsonHealth.com or call (585) 396-6670.

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