health

Changing Your Life...

What if you changed the way you live now? What would you do? Would the change be drastic - like taking advice from a popularity guide written in the 1950s,  not using a mirror for a year, or adding bugs to your diet? Maybe you would do something less extreme. Ever wonder what would happen if you took the SAT now? What score would you get as an adult?

Go Green

Best Green Drinks EverGoing green isn't just about being more friendly to the environment.  It's also being friendly to your body - specifically, the digestive system.

Make Plans for a Healthy Future

Being healthy is a lifelong goal that becomes more challenging as we age.  An important part of achieving and maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle is being safe and avoiding injury.  In the library catalog, you will find many books on healthy aging and helpful resources on preventing accidents.  Take a look at some of the great books available right now at Fairbanks.  

 

 

 

National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month, a time for increasing awareness of the growing disease.  To get involved, and for information on living with diabetes, as well as food and fitness resources, including holiday recipes, visit the American Diabetes Association website.  For more information on diabetes and healthy cooking, visit the Fairbanks Library or access our electronic resources from home.  At our library, you will find the magazines Cooking Light, Prevention, and Yo Con Diabetes, as well as numerous resources on our shelves at 616.462 and at 641.563.  Access Diabetes in the News, Better Nutrition, and Prevention through MasterFILE Premier. The

Yoga and Meditation for Health and Peace

yoga imageDiscover your inner strength, wisdom and joy with yoga this Saturday.

Join your host Gayathri and Murali as they demonstrate:
- Centering meditation to improve your ability to focus and increase awareness
- Asanas (physical postures) to improve flexibility and awaken body intelligence
- Pranayama or breathing technique

Yoga workshops are free and Open to everyone – community members, college employees and students.
Saturdays: 11/16, 12/7, 12/14
8:00am – 10:00am
Dance Studio, Student Center (next to Fitness Center)

Recommended: participants should bring Yoga mats, water bottle & wear
comfortable attire for stretching.

Are You Ready for the New Healthcare?

Band-aidOn Wednesday, 9/18 at 6:00pm, come with your questions and learn what to expect with the new 2014 Affordable Care Act plans.  Registration for the new plans open in October, so find out now what you need to know.

LIFE: Accupuncture

accupuncture imageJoin us this Wednesday, when Edward “Needle Hands” Wong shows how acupuncture really is more mainstream than you think.

Mr. Wong is certified in Accupuncture, Oriental Medicine and Chinese Herbology from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®). 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
10:00am
LRNC 131

View the entire LIFE schedule at LIFE Workshops - CyFair.

Image: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/may/30/acupuncture-pain-natural-painkiller.

Spring into Health

You can support your child's physical, emotional  and mental health by the food and lifestyle choices that your family makes. Here are some great resources which will support you as a parent, and hopefully make your job a little easier.    

Weight Watchers Eat! Move! Play!: A Parent's Guide for Raising Healthy, Happy Kids.

How To Stay Young For the First 100 Years

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Growing older is not for sissies!  Do you have headaches, backaches, neck pain or sports injuries (yes, you Baby Boomer trying to do what you did in your 20s, we are speaking to you)?  Or are you facing discomfort from a different life stage event, such as pregnancy?
Then you may benefit from hearing Dr. Karina Garza talk about How to Stay Young for the First 100 years.  Dr. Garza is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) by the American Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP).  She will be at the Evelyn Meador Branch Library on Monday, March 26 at 11 a.m.  Ask her how you can deal with those creaky bones, that tennis elbow or even that achy pregnancy back.  Join us, and learn how to  help your body heal itself.
 

 

 

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