Date: 2/14/2011

Find Out How to be Good to Your Heart at Annual Symposium

Learn how to be good to your heart at the free, annual Community Healthcare System Cardiovascular Research symposium. The event is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Weds, March 9, 2011 at the Centre for the Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road in Munster. Join dynamic speakers — Acharya Vivek Gupta and Terri Sakelaris, M.S., R.D., CDE — as they discuss different ways to attain a heart healthy lifestyle.

“Health is Wealth, Peace is Prosperity” is the subject of spiritual leader Archarya Vivek Gupta’s presentation. A practitioner of the ancient wisdom of Vedanta, he will discuss how people from all walks of life can attain the ultimate goal of self-realization or unconditional happiness.

In 2005, the young college graduate was accepted to an intensive two-year Vedanta Course at Chinmaya Mission’s Sandeepany Sadhanalaya in Mumbai, India. Inspired by the group of ’Sandeepany’ graduates, Acharya “one who knows more” Vivek Gupta says now his only purpose in life is to make others aware of the purpose of life: to be unconditionally happy.

Through his innovative and passionate style, Vivek Gupta makes the ancient wisdom of Vedanta relevant, reachable, and applicable. Vivek Gupta has been invited to share his insights, and conduct classes and camps, by Mission centers and other organizations throughout North America.

A registered dietitian and diabetes educator, Terri Sakelaris has been on staff of Community Hospital and Community Hospital Fitness Pointe® for more than 14 years. She is responsible for teaching diabetes management classes; sessions on weight management, heart healthy eating and renal diet therapy. Sakelaris also facilitates classes at the Cancer Resource Center in Munster and for Community Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation department, located at Fitness Pointe® in Munster.

She will share her extensive knowledge on how eating the right foods can make you heart healthy and help you live a healthier life. “You may be surprised by the top foods that make your heart happy,” Sakelaris said.

The Heart Health symposium, sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research program of Community Healthcare System is free of charge. Registration is necessary and available on a first-come, first-served basis at 219-836-3477 or 1-866-836-3477.