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Women's ministry focuses on healthy physical lifestyle

Feb. 10, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Full Gospel Assembly held its annual healthy women's ministry event Saturday, focusing its message on taking care of yourself so you can spread God's word.

"We know our bodies are our temples, and if our temples aren't well, we won't be able to spread the message of the gospel," said Renna Moore, the president of the church's women's ministry.

The event featured a presentation by Dr. Ellen Thompson, the program director of the Cardiology Fellowship Training Program and associate professor of Medicine in Cardiology at Marshall University; and Katrina Mailloux, owner of PTK Fitness and Brown Dog Yoga in Huntington.

"The mission is to promote wellness -- physically, emotionally and mentally," Moore added.

One of the church's members, Liz Settle, works in health care and said the event is a great outlet to help steer women to healthy lifestyles.

She noted that as a case manager at St. Mary's Medical Center, she works with patients who are being discharged. And what she has seen on an increasingly regular basis are people being return patients.

"We discharge people every day ... and they are right back to the hospital because they don't follow the plans their doctors give them," said Settle, a former cardiac nurse. "We want to make women aware of how important it is to make it a priority to eat well and exercise. There are all types of programs out there."

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