ÁmateAhora Voices for Health

“I Got The Beauty in Giving the Best Gift, LISTENING” -Leticia Madrigal MA

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Made a Grand Difference in My Life…
I will be coaching for one of my favorite courses this Sunday for Landmark Worldwide. The Communication Curriculum made a grand difference in my life. Among the many eye-opening moments, “I truly got the beauty in giving the best gift, LISTENING”. Leticia Madrigal MA

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Access to Power…
The Communication Course: Access to Power led by Dr.Rita Glass​. More than 50 participants out to gain access to a new world of communication where listening and speaking—actions that we typically think of as ordinary and commonplace—take on new dimensions and provide unexpected power.

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Power to Create…
The Advanced Communication Course: The Power to Create also led by the Powerful Dr. Rita Glass​ Where you make communication vivid and real, with structures and tools that leave you with powerful new ways of generating possibilities, designing opportunities, and moving your commitments to fulfillment.

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Where will you Celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Try Dancing

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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.

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Dancing Your Way to Being Healthy:
*Cancer prevention
*Cancer treatment
*Osteoporosis
*Depression
*Diabetes
*Cardiovascular disease
*Obesity and weight control
*Cognitive function

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/26/2015
http://www.medicinenet.com/aerobic_exercise/page3.htm

Ready for Today! ÁmateAhora Spring2Primavera Challenge

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Welcome to the ÁmateAhora Spring2Primavera Challenge. We meet monthly at MTZ Martial Arts Academy (Where we Track Your Progress) 4715 S. Ashland 2nd Floor 773-587-5909. 

Its a 90day Challenge, You Call Your Challenge and We Track It!

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Choose 1 of 5 teams:

  • #4MyHeart- Manage Blood Pressure (RED TEAM) 
  • #4MyHealth- Drop Weight (YELLOW TEAM) 
  • #4MyFitness- Gain Muscle while Dropping Body Fat% (BLUE TEAM)
  • #4MyFamily- Increase Vegetable Intake (GREEN TEAM)
  • #4MyDiabetes- Decrease Sugar Intake (PURPLE TEAM) 

Join us 4/15th Wednesday at 6:30pm. Once you declare your challenge, then you are granted an appt. (after 4/15, ASAP) for your free mini consult with Dr. Estella Hernandez MD at 312-929-2927, we connect you to your team, and as team members you will post and log your performance daily with the #AMATEAHORA on your social network and make sure you add which team you represent. For example #AmateAhora with your Team: #4MyHeart or #4MyHealth or #4MyFitness or #4MyFamily or #4MyDiabetes and share how you are moving forward with your performance.This is a CHALLENGE in order to WIN you must report your performance. We have prizes for Best Performance and Team Leadership. Got it! Good :0)

We track your monthly body composite analysis (must take off your socks), We track your monthly blood pressure, we offer nutritional coaching by attending our monthly meet ups where we invite leading experts on health topics along with Leticia Madrigal, MA Performance Psychologist. Thanks to NutriMedicos you also recieve a 1 on 1 mini-consult with Dr. Estella Hernandez MD specialist in Metabolism and Weight Management. NutriMedicos is our generous sponsor! You get a 40 Minute ZUMBA Fitness thanks to Coach Oscar Reyes and thanks to MTZ Martial Arts Academy 2floor event space we have a spot to workout (bring gym shoes)!

Must RSVP for the SPRING Health Challenge.
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/unete-al-reto-amateahora-90day-spring2primavera-challenge-tickets-16310404860

 

Governor Rauner we urge you to restore Immigrant Services, 23 essential services suspended including Health Care and Nutrition

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On Friday afternoon, April 3rd, the Illinois Department of Human Services suspended funding for 23 essential programs, including Immigrant Services, effective immediately. This is a devastating blow to our communities. We are rallying at the Thompson Center to demand that Governor Rauner restore the Immigrant Services and the other 23 essential services. Cutting programs that return five dollars for every dollar invested shows poor business sense, and playing politics with the services our families need is poor governance. Gather and use your voice to tell Governor Rauner that we will not stand for this attack on immigrant families!

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One of our fellow ÁmateAhora Voices for Health Advocates, Anahi Tapia, shares with us, “As you may know by now, Governor Rauner, in a sneaky and cowardly move, cut off funding for all immigrant services in Illinois last Friday afternoon, effective immediately. As of today, immigrants across Illinois lose access to assistance regarding US citizenship, health care, nutrition, and other services that help them thrive and contribute to our economy and community. For someone who portrays himself as a smart businessman committed to our state’s economic recovery, Governor Rauner seems oblivious to the five-fold returns that our state’s investment in immigrant communities create for our entire state”. 3fdf431

Anahi Calls Us to Action (Anahi Tapia Picture, right) 
This week it is critical for Governor Rauner to hear from you that ending immigrant services is unacceptable. We need you to step up on behalf of immigrants across Illinois and tell the governor to reinstate services immediately. Here’s what we need you to do today:

1. Call Governor Rauner’s office now: 217-782-0244 and tell him to reinstate funding for immigrant services immediately.

2. Sign up to join ICIRR Action in person at a protest Wednesday at noon at the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago.

3. Forward this to 5 people you know and ask them to join you in calling the Governor’s office today and coming to the action on Wednesday.

If there were ever a time that we needed you, it’s today. Please take 5 minutes now to act for immigrants across Illinois.

Governor Rauner, Restore Our Essential Services! Follow the link for more information. https://www.facebook.com/events/854447964599014/