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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