Black Hills State University’s South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity (SD CEO), in collaboration with Regional Health, will present “Sweet Dreams for Losing Weight – Weight and Sleep” as the topic of the Healthy Bodies/Healthy Business seminar in Spearfish Tuesday, May 22. The session will be repeated in Rapid City Thursday, May 24.

Angela Christopherson, a bariatric coordinator at the Regional Rehabilitation Institute Weight Management Center in Rapid City and Angela Hall, a registered sleep technician and sleep team leader at the Regional Health Sleep Center in Rapid City, will present the Spearfish session Tuesday, May 22, from noon to 1 p.m. in Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center, room 206, on the BHSU campus. Christopherson coordinates the bariatric care for patients and provides education on weight loss options. Hall, will discuss the growing link between sleep disorders and a variety of serious health problems, including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and depression.

Christopherson and Alanna Pederson, a registered sleep technologist and supervisor at the Regional Health Sleep Center, will present the session in Rapid City Thursday, May 24, from noon to 1 p.m. in the lower level of the Rapid City Regional Hospital Auxiliary Hospice House at 224 Elk Street. Pederson will explain how chronic diseases and conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and depression, can affect your sleep.

The cost for the Healthy Bodies/Healthy Business sessions is $10 per session.  Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch. For more information, including speaker information, package prices, and/or registration information, visit www.BHSU.edu/SDCEO, or call (605) 642-6435. As a culmination event for the Healthy Bodies/Healthy Business seminars, 5K/10K Fun Run and Walk will be held June 16 in Spearfish. For more information, visit the SD CEO website at www.BHSU.edu/SDCEO.

The SD CEO is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA), and is part of a network of more than 110 centers nationwide established through the SBA’s women’s business funding. While services are available to all those interested in entrepreneurship, there is a special emphasis on women, women veterans, Native Americans, the socially and/or economically disadvantaged, and youth entrepreneurs.