Wellness Ministry


The Biggest Loser Weekly Tip #2
 
Posted by. Alorea Gilyot on Tuesday, September 8, 2015
 
I hope that you have been able to include exercise into your daily routine and have been eating sensible sized portions. This week's tip is to eliminate excess fat in your diet. This includes avoiding fried foods.It also means trimming the fat from meats and removing the skin from chicken before you cook them. Try grilled, baked or broiled foods. Good luck in your weight loss journey to better health.
 
 
 



The Biggest Loser Weekly Tip #1
 
Posted by. Alorea Gilyot on Monday, August 31, 2015
 
The key to permanent weight loss is to lose it slowly and in a healthy way. Remember, you didn't gain the extra pounds overnight, so you shouldn't expect to lose it overnight either.
For successful weight loss you need to eat less and move more (ELMM). You should be exercising for at least 30 minutes daily and eating right sized portions. Your 30 minutes of exercise can be broken up into smaller increments, such as three 10 minute activities. Walking is a great way to exercise.
St. Maria Goretti currently offers free exercise classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6pm and Fridays at 12:15pm. I will be offering a class on portion sizes on Saturday, September 26 at 10am.
Check back next week for more tips. Good luck to everyone. Remember, each pound lost is a gain for better health.
 
 
 



SMG will have a Blood Drive at the Annual Health Fair August 23rd
 
Posted by. Tre Williams on Monday, August 10, 2015
 
St. Maria Goretti will have a blood drive in conjunction with our annual health fair on August 23, 2015. Please sign up to be a blood donor on the sheet on the table at the main entrance of the church. Your blood donation can save up to three lives.


Nurses are need to take blood pressures at the health fair on August 23, 2015. All nurses who are able to assist are asked to call the church office and leave your name and phone number.
 
 
 



Wellness Ministry Meeting, Monday, July 28th
 
Posted by. Tre Williams on Friday, July 25, 2014
 
The Wellness Ministry will meet on Monday, July 28th at 7:00 in the library, in the center to discuss plans for this year's health fair, which is scheduled for August 24th. Please join us if you would like to help or have any suggestions.
 
 
 



Wellness Ministry Meeting this Wednesday
 
Posted by. Tre Williams on Saturday, May 24, 2014
 
The St. Maria Goretti Wellness Ministry will be meeting this Wednesday, May 28th, to continue planning for this year’s annual health fair, which is scheduled for August 24th. Anyone interesting in helping is invited to attend. We will meet in the library in the center at 7:00 p.m.
 
 
 



St. Maria Goretti Wellness Ministry First Place Summer Session
 
Posted by. Tré Williams on Thursday, May 30, 2013
 
Summer is here and now is the time for you to take a break from your regular routine and develop a deeper relationship with God through fellowship, study and discussion with others on the journey to total wellness. The St. Maria Goretti Wellness Ministry is offering a summer session of the First Place 4 Health program. This 12 week program provides participants with support for physical, spiritual, mental and emotional wellness. The title of this session is “Confident Living”. Orientation will be held on June 11th at 7:00pm and class will begin on June 25th. Please see the flyer on the bulletin board at the main entrance of the church for more information.
 
 
 



St. Maria Goretti Wellness Ministry First Place 4 Health program
 
Posted by. Tré Williams on Friday, February 1, 2013
 
The St. Maria Goretti Wellness Ministry is again offering the First Place 4 Health program. This 12 week program provides participants with support for physical, spiritual, mental and emotional wellness. The title of this session is “Make Every Day Your Best Day”. The Tuesday class will begin on February 17th at 7:00p.m. The Sunday class will begin on February 19th at 10:00a.m. Please see the flyer on the bulletin board at the main entrance of the church for orientation information. Attendance at one of the two orientation session is required to participate in the program.
 
 
 



St. Maria Goretti Wellness Ministry men’s only STAR Project
 
Posted by. Tre' Williams on Saturday, January 19, 2013
 
It’s a new year. Is it time for you to be healthier? The St. Maria Goretti Wellness Ministry is offering a men’s only STAR Project: Strategies to Trim and Reduce – FREE program designed to help you lose weight, lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease. The program will begin Saturday, January 26th. Please see the flyer on the bulletin board at the main entrance of the church for registration information, class dates and time.
 
 
 

About The Wellness Ministry

The purpose of the Wellness Ministry is to provide information and services to help parishioners and members of the New Orleans community live a healthy, balanced life.


The Wellness Ministry offers the First Place 4 Health Total Wellness and Weight Loss Program, a bible-based program designed to help participants learn to live a balanced life by placing Christ first in their lives.

Participants learn the basics of establishing healthy eating and exercise habits, developing one’s spiritual life, and techniques for maintaining one’s emotional health. There is no charge for participating in this twelve week program; however, participants must purchase a member’s kit and a bible study book in order to participate. Additional information about this bible- based health program can be obtained at www.firstplace4health.com.


The Wellness Ministry currently offers 5 exercise classes to assist in the establishment of a regular exercise program. The aerobic exercise class meets on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6:00 PM. The class is currently being led by certified personal trainer and certified group exercise trainer, Toya Layman, assisted by Herbert “Flip" Smalls. The forty-five minute class consists of aerobic, flexibility and strength training exercises. The yoga class meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 PM and Thursday mornings at 11:00 AM. The class is currently being led by long time yoga practitioner and certified instructor, Edna Stewart. The individualized exercise class for persons with limitations and/or persons looking for a less vigorous exercise routine is led by certified personal trainer and certified group exercise trainer. Herbert “Flip” Smalls. The forty-five minute class consists of low impact aerobic exercises (many performed seated in chairs for those who prefer chair exercise), flexibility exercises and strength training. Many of the exercises simulate everyday activities.


The Wellness Ministry also works with various health care and service organizations to provide programs to help individuals learn to manage chronic conditions. In 2009 and 2010 the Pontchartrain Chapter of The Links, Incorporated sponsored an eight week program aimed at helping reduce the incidence of heart disease in women. In 2010 we held the first session in our Men’s Health Series. Other sessions are being planned for 2011. In 2010 we also partnered with Morehouse School of Medicine and Excel to provide the ABCD program, a diabetes education program to help diabetics learn to control diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and depression. We also began a partnership with Peoples Health Program that brought the hugely popular Zumba for Seniors to Goretti. Other events and health seminars are currently being planned with this healthcare group.


The Wellness Ministry sponsors an annual Health Fair, usually in the month of September. Thanks to the assistance of numerous health care providers in the City and the various organizations in the church, the Health Fairs have been very successful. Additionally, the Wellness Ministry surveys the health needs of the parishioners annually in order to effectively plan activities to assist parishioners and residents of New Orleans pursue a healthy lifestyle.


The Wellness Ministry welcomes suggestions for improving the services and programs being offered. We also invite persons interested in becoming members of the Wellness Committee to contact us by calling the church office or by sending an e-mail to

 

 
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