health

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Healthy Aging

Art of aging         Age well       

5 Minutes a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

5-minute Health FixesWhat can you do in 5 minutes?  Try taking just 5 minutes a day to improve your health.  The Doctors with Mariska van Aalst have a new book out called 5-minute Health Fixes: the Prescription for a Lifetime of Great Health.

Don’t Swallow Your Gum!

Don't Swallow Your Gum!True or False?  The average person swallows eight spiders per year.  I was extremely happy to read reasons why this is an unlikely statement in the new printing of the book Don’t Swallow Your Gum! by Dr. Aaron E. Carroll and Dr. Rachel C. Vreeman.  And, no, gum doesn't stay in your stomach for 7 years if you swallow it.

 

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Go Red For Women Day

National Wear Red Day is on Friday, February 5. Wear red and join women and men across the nation who are wearing red and speaking up so save women's lives. To read about people speaking up to beat heart disease that affects women, go to www.GoRedForWomen.org/Stories.

 Some books to support women in fighting heart disease are:

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