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When I was growing up my father was a gentle man, kind, courteous, and attentive. No need for others, he was my best friend. With a spirit that kept me active at home and on the field. He showed me the beauty in living on the court, ready to play not being afraid to sweat. We walked, biked, shared his passion for boxing, and baseball. We enjoyed the hustle and bustle of working, going to school, traveling, enjoying life with family and friends.
Had I Known Then What I Know Now…
As a child I was always in the ambulance suffering nosebleeds. Summers were taxing since it was pretty serious then. He’d be the one taking me to the hospital until it was resolved. My dad was always a phone call away even after my parents retired to Mexico. It pains me to acknowledge had I known then what I know now he would still be alive today. My father passed away from a heat stroke, which led to a massive heart attack.
Knowing The Signs and Symptoms of Heart Disease…
Thought he was protected from chronic illness, due to his love for walking and keeping hydrated, his lifelong commitment not to smoke, drink alcohol, nor coffee. Yet as he approached his 80s he walked less complaining about his knees, he’d eat the same so he gained weight. He fell a few times, blaming it on his knees. His vision declined. He’d walk with his mouth opened, stopped laughing ‘cause he couldn’t catch his breath. Slept during the day for hours, and both his parents died of a heart attack. He would put off regular checkups. Signs were all there we just didn’t take a stand for his health. I urge you to be your family’s Health Champion. “There comes great power and peace in coming to terms with our health. Be proactive. Ámate Ahora means Love Your Self Now, Tomorrow May Be Too Late.”
Sharing Our Commitment for Health Worldwide…
As an International Spokeswoman for Community Health Leadership on behalf of Ámate Ahora we co-led with multiple doctors on the importance of our health specifically at our Annual Expo Salud in the Dominican Republic and United States. Amate Ahora invites you to our Annual Health Expo Saturday October 1 at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. (here is the link)
We served over 500 families in the Dominican Republic thanks to the 15 medical doctors that performed medical screenings, fed participants farm fresh food, and exercised. Shared our families Heart Story Nationwide including 55 Burlington stores in the U.S. We had the grand opportunity to lead the 2016 February Heart Health Campaign with WomenHeart, where we produced two videos one for the public and a PSA for the 3,000 U.S Burlington Associates! Heart Health ads were in 563 stores across the nation. You can check out our WomenHeart video: https://youtu.be/8l3sgDwDah4.
Take Charge of Your Health…
Even if you feel fine go see a doctor for regular checkups. Some diseases don’t have symptoms at first. Watch out for signs of health problems like Diabetes, Heart Disease, Depression Leticia Madrigal, MA – Psychologist Advocating for Our Health, Chicago, IL
Make sure you are up to date on important shots
Eat healthy and get active
My Father My Hero…
I encourage everyone to acknowledge their hero and get them checked. Check out our Ámate Ahora video: Join Amate https://youtu.be/hvQGqGocFDo. #MensHealthMonth #AmateAhora
*Information provided thanks to The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Burlington raising funds for WomenHeart The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease February – March 2016.
We’re FLYING TO NY FOR Burlington’s IN-STORE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN. OUR HEART STORY and IMAGE WILL BE In 44 STATES and Puerto Rico. Over 520 Stores with 26,000 Burlington Associates as our AMBASSADORS offering customers an opportunity to MAKE A DIFFERENCE, FIGHT HEART DISEASE. LAUNCHING FEB-MAR 2016. Donations fund WomenHeart The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. Cardiovascular Disease is the LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR WOMEN.
I’m Sharing and Documenting My Journey with You. And Introducing you to The Many Faces of Heart Disease… WE ARE HEART DISEASE CHAMPIONS! From Left to Right. Essence Harris (NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, LA), Amanda Daniels Lebowitz (LOS ANGELES, CA), Delaney Beth (WASHINGTON, DC), and Leticia Madrigal MA (CHICAGO, IL).
My journey to a happy healthy heart with loads of vitality. Starts now, 90% RAW, 15 Days.
GOAL: DETOX & CLEANSE.
AM w BEET JUICE. TRUTH: Doctor said I must raise my IRON intake its too low. I’m a Vegetarian By The Way, 4 years. My new fav is PLANT PROTEIN CHOCO SMOOTHIE, Garden of Life, because it has 30% IRON. Daily intake of Probiotics & Enzymes. Walking & Rested this weekend. BONUS: Planning on Dancing. Also I got my groceries for the countdown. My journey to a happy healthy heart full of vitality for all that’s to come, February-March 2016, JOIN US AND HELP FIGHT HEART DISEASE. Visit me Feb 5th, Burlington 1100 S. Canal afternoon (More details coming soon).
MY PLAN: LOTS OF FLUIDS (CLEANSING) AND RAW VEGGIES & FRUIT (DETOXING). PM Dinner (Last Pic): Broccoli & Cabbage Crunch, Vegan Soy Free Mayo, Organic Lemon Juice & Apple Cider Vinegar, sesame seeds, red onion, roasted garlic, dried cranberries.
Its my pleasure sharing “My Journey to Health” with you, I get lots of feedback from each of you and personal testimony. “Let’s continue to be Voices for Health!”
If you are interested in collaborating with Ámate Ahora Health Expo please connect asap.
We host 90 Day Health Challenges w Dr. Estella Hernandez MD four times a year. We also have our annual health expo coming up Thursday October 1st at the National Museum of Mexican Art.
*** *** OPPORTUNITIES *** ***
*Opportunity for Speakers:
We are always looking for (monthly) speakers
*Opportunity for Business:
We seek sponsors (to provide prizes for 5 Health Champions) for their performance on 90 Day Health Challenge! And we seek sponsors for our Annual Health Expo email me at email@example.com
We seek those interested in event planning and coordination, models (to serve as ambassadors), social media ambassadors, community ambassadors etc.
_Interested please email me by Thursday June 18th or stop by Diez Y Ocho 2000 W. 18th St 6-8PM and be part of the Celebration!!!_
EXTRA SPECIAL thanks to our sponsor NutriMedicos for supervising the performance of our 90Day Health Challengers.
SWEAT & SMILE w ÁmateAhora LoveYourselfNow!!
We host weekly ZUMBA classes special thanks to Diez Y Ocho for sponsoring their breathtaking space Mon-Thurs 6PM at 2000 W. 18th St 2nd floor!!!
Here is our schedule Monday’s you can SWEAT w ZIN Gerardo Limon: ACE Certified Personal Trainer 6PM at 2000 W. 18th St (18th St & Damen), Gerardo Limon Tues-Thurs 8AM at 3000 S. LAWNDALE, Tues & Thurs w Fitness Instructors Paulina Gonzalez & Carlos Lomeli (*Starting June 23rd at 2000 W. 18th Street 2nd Floor), And Tues-Thurs 6PM & Sat 12PM Coach Oscar Reyes leads our ZUMBA classes at outside at the tennis court in Cornell Park on 51st & Wood!
Leticia Madrigal M.A.
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Industrial Organizational Psychologist
773.587.5909c MadrigalL Consulting
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High blood pressure (hypertension)
Its a leading risk factor for heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and diabetes complications. Known as the “silent killer,” high blood pressure often has no symptoms until serious problems occur. Many people have high blood pressure and can go for years without knowing they have the life-threatening disease. Nearly one out of three American adults (68 million) has high blood pressure. Less than half have their conditions under control.
@joinAmate Improving blood pressure
Control requires an expanded effort and an increased focus from healthcare systems, providers, patients, employers, and the entire nation. Join us daily ZUMBA Mon-Thur 6PM, our 90 Day Health Challenges, meets monthly, annual ÁmateAhora Health Expo.
Measure Up/Pressure Down®
Is a three-year national campaign designed to engage these important stakeholders in improving blood pressure control and achieving lasting improvements that lead the way to greater health, productivity.
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Dancing is Preventative Medicine
American College of Sports Medicine shares with us, “perhaps no area of exercise science has been more studied than the benefits of aerobic exercise”. There is a mountain of evidence to prove that regular aerobic exercise will improve your health, your fitness, and much more. Here’s a partial list of the documented health benefits of aerobic exercise e.g. Dancing, ZUMBA.
*Obesity and weight control
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EQUIPO con AmateAhora
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SEEKING YOUR SKILL FOR FITNESS & FUN
When: This Mon 6pm and 8PM & Tues 6PM.
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Para este Lunes 6PM y 8PM. Tambien Martes 6PM.
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