Once again, the Addison Art Gallery is joining with friends to create a fun event and raise money for the betterment of our community.
Join us for live music by Sarah Burrill with food and drink provided by the Land Ho! and Cape Cod Kombucha. Guests can chat with award-winning artists while learning about the Healthy Parks, Healthy People project led by Dr. Elissa Thompson, CCH cardiologist. Three gorgeous flower arrangements from Flowers by Mary will also be available for purchase with 100% of the profits going to the Cape Cod Hospital.
Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Cape Cod National Seashore teamed up with Cape Cod Healthcare to promote wellness and exercise on five scenic walking trails. As part of the program, when you arrive at the Healthy Parks, Healthy People base camp, a representative from Cape Cod Healthcare will be there to measure your blood pressure before and after your walk. In addition, your weight, and Body Mass Index (BMI) will be measured, if you would like this information to be tracked. Check this link to sign up and for more information: http://www.capecodhealth.org/about/healthy-parks-healthy-people/
Why Art is Good for Your Health
The World Health Organization defines good health as the complete state of physical, mental and social wellbeing, not just the absence of disease or illness. Art improves one’s environment and can lead to relaxation and peaceful contemplation. Studies have shown looking at art can decrease high stress levels and a study done in London discovered that when a person views art they find beautiful, it triggers an immediate release of dopamine into the brain – the chemical related to feelings of love and pleasure. There are many reasons why hospitals adorn their walls with original art and many benefits for you to have art in your home.
Why Socializing is Good for Your Health
Being with people is associated with a stronger immune system so you are less likely to catch a cold. Face-to-face interactions raise one’s mood decreasing depression. An active social life keeps your brain sharp and decreases the chances of developing dementia. Isolated people do not live as long as those who socialize.
Why Music is Good for Your Health
Music engages areas of the brain which are involved with paying attention, making predictions and updating events in our memory. The emotions people have while listening to music have a healthy effect on blood vessel function. Music is proven to make people feel happier and can trigger the brain to release chemicals that distract the body from pain.