For almost a year, women across McHenry County have been earning pearls as they take time to take care of themselves through Centegra’s Pearls for Wellness program. Women can now earn pearls for learning to eat healthier.Centegra recently added nutrition services to the long list of pearl programs and services. Women who receive services such as annual physicals with a Centegra Physician Care doctor, annual screening mammograms at a Centegra facility and who take part in select services at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Centers can receive a genuine freshwater pearl for each service and work their way to creating a keepsake necklace.The nutrition services are offered at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center in Crystal Lake or Huntley. Fees and schedules vary, so call 815-444-2900 for more information or to register. Services include:
- Personalized nutrition consultation
- Metabolic analysis
- Diet analysis
- Advanced performance nutrition analysis
- Recipe analysis
“Whether you want to lose or gain weight, increase energy, decrease risk for disease, increase your fitness, or simply eat better, our registered dietitians are here to help you develop a practical nutrition plan for life,” said Meg Burnham, registered dietitian at Centegra Health System.”Learning to eat healthy is just one more way to earn pearls and work your way to wellness,” said Susan Milford, Centegra Health System’s senior vice president of strategic marketing, planning and wellness. “By offering preventive opportunities and an abundance of nutrition and physical fitness services, Centegra is committed to helping McHenry County residents become and stay well beyond expectation.” Centegra partnered with Dalzell and Co. Jewelers of Crystal Lake to provide the freshwater pearls. Women can take their pearls to the jeweler at 41 N. Williams St. to have them strung on a micro-cord necklace for $5. Visit centegra.org/pearl for a complete list of pearl programs and services.Centegra Health System is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the residents of greater McHenry County and to making services available in multiple and convenient locations, including hospitals in McHenry and Woodstock, Immediate and Physician Care Centers, Centegra Sage Cancer Center, Health Bridge Fitness Centers and more. As the region’s leading healthcare provider, Centegra Health System continues to bring the latest treatments and technology, along with the skills of nearly 4,000 medical professionals, to meet the needs of the growing McHenry County community. For more information on Centegra Health System visit centegra.org, search Centegra Health System on Facebook and Twitter or call 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347).