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Local Churches Boosting Healthy Lifestyle to Congregation

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -

 On Sundays, Jerri Stewart attends service at Queens Chapel church on Hilton Head, but today she got a little more than prayer.......officials from Carolina Hospital and the Association of Black Cardiologists spoke to the congregation about making healthier lifestyle choices.

The Association of Black Cardiologists and African Methodist Episcopal churches are pushing for churches around the country and in our area to get a little healthier.

"Oooh my goodness it was so informative, and it just did my heart good to know that there are people out there who are not just interested in throwing pills at us, but interested in showing us how to make lifestyle changes," said Stewart.

"We want to focus on healthy lifestyles, moderation, making sure you are spiritually fed as well as understanding all of the things needed to maintain a healthy vessel," said Robin McLean of ABC.

After a presentation on eating right and exercise---folks had the chance to ask questions.

Stewart she says she learned a lot from today...

"I learned that you don't really have to throw out the baby with the dirty bath water, yes we like chicken, yes we like collard greens, but I learned that instead of using fat back which has a lot of sodium, cook something healthy like maybe some herbs or turkey or something."

And she says she is going to spread the word to her neighbors and her family.

"First of all I'm going to apply it to my own life, then when she was talking I was thinking about my grandson, he's always eating all this cheese and butter and I thought I'm gonna call him when I get home and tell him you gotta stop that."

That's the exact reaction seminar officials say they hoped for.

For more information on this initiative please contact:

ABC Community Advocate: Robin McLean (843) 290-9962

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