Health & Wellness
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NEW! Slow Medicine for Life
This holistic approach to living founded by Michael Finkelstein, MD, known as the Slow Medicine Doctor, looks at life through a whole systems approach. The stress of today’s fast paced world forces you into using your sympathetic nervous system (the fight or flight response). Slow Medicine allows you to re-engage your parasympathetic nervous system through literally slowing down, returning to balance and rhythm, learning about whole food nutrition, connecting to nature, and weaving these all together. If fast is the disease, then slow is the medicine.
Each class below addresses one practical application of these principles and will reinforce the message of Slow Medicine. Take one, two, or all three classes.
CE-HLTH 2085; each class meets for 1 Tues., 6:30-9:30 pm, and costss $30. M Finkelstein.
Sec. A: Slow Medicine for Prevention, Sept. 19, Room TBD. #83336
Sec. B: Slow Medicine for Chronic Ailments, Oct. 17, Room TBD. #83337
Sec. C: Slow Medicine for Healthy Eating, Nov. 14, KNC-3. #83338
NEW! Caregiving 101
Designed for those currently a caregiver or anticipate being one, regardless of age or relationship. Provides a basic understanding of caregiving and an exploration of self-care strategies. Explore the impact of caregiving, discuss planning and preparation, and gain the confidence you need after a hospitalization to care for your loved one!
CE-HLTH 2086VA, 1 Sat., Oct. 28, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-3, $35. E Shanks-Muhammad. #83418
NEW! Mind-Body Medicine
A small, supportive group, following the Center for Mind-Body Medicine model, will learn techniques known to play a role in decreasing blood pressure, chronic pain, and anxiety. Improved sleep, mental functioning, and well-being are some benefits. Self-care techniques will include meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback, and healthy mindful eating.
CE-HLTH 2087, Room TBD, $195 (+ optional $23 for biofeedback thermistor). S Charbonier.
Sec. A: 8 Tues., Sept. 19-Nov. 7, 9:30-11:30 am. #83380
Sec. B: 8 Thurs., Sept. 21-Nov. 9, 7:00-9:00 pm. #83381
Trifecta Approach to Better Health
What we put in our bodies affects how we function. To help restore your body back to optimal health, learn about the trifecta approach to better living. Plant-based diets can help prevent and even reverse some diseases. “Healthy water” can maintain the homeostasis of all living systems, powering up our effectiveness to alkalize, detox, and hydrate our bodies. Become an empowered, educated, and healthier consumer.
CE-HLTH 2082VA, 1 Thurs., Sept. 28, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $25. J Schumacher. #82654
Whole Food Plant-Based Living
Learn about a whole food, plant-based lifestyle and how you can take control of your health destiny and lose weight. This class expands on the research presented in the film Forks Over Knives (should be viewed prior to class). Learn how to begin a whole food plant-based lifestyle. Included are food and cooking demos! Visit www.jschumacher.org for more info.
CE-HLTH 2073VA, 1 Thurs., Oct. 5, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $25. J Schumacher. #82655
Clean Living 101: How to Reduce Exposure to Toxic Chemicals
Are the personal care and cleaning products you use each day actually safe? In this eye-opening presentation, learn how to become an empowered, educated, and healthier consumer. Get the knowledge you need to navigate a maze of choices; shop smarter, live greener, and feel better.
CE-GREEN 2017, 1 Thurs., Oct. 12, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $25. J Schumacher. #82652
Balancing Your Body’s pH: An Alkaline Approach to Better Health
The pH level of our internal fluids affects every cell in our bodies. All metabolic process depends on a balanced internal alkaline environment, and extended acid imbalances of any kind are not well tolerated. Learn how you can successfully begin and maintain an alkaline lifestyle.
CE-HLTH 2081VA, 1 Thurs., Oct. 19, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-4, $25. J Schumacher. #82656
Moving Towards the Peak of Wellness
Whether it’s moving to a vegetarian or paleo lifestyle, or adjusting your meals for high blood pressure or diabetes, changing your diet can lead to more stress than pleasure. Eating better doesn’t have to be difficult. With a few tips, tools, and recipes, you can make a smooth transition towards better health, more vitality, and joy. Let Lavada Nahon, a certified integrative nutrition health coach with over 40 years cooking experience, guide you in your exploration of healthier and fun cooking options. Each workshop meets for 1 Thurs., 7:00-10:00 pm, and costs $30.
NEW! Kitchen Set-up for Easier Cooking
Setting up or adjusting a kitchen for easy and fast home cooking can seem overwhelming: think about selecting knives, pots, pans, and all those other gadgets! Then there’s meal planning, shopping, and prep time. Where do you start? Whether you’re a busy professional, active student, or a down scaling senior, setting up your kitchen to fit healthy cooking isn’t that complicated. We’ll walk you through how to transform your kitchen and shopping experience for happier cooking.
CE-HLTH 2088VA, Oct. 19. #83798
NEW! Whole Foods, Clean Foods, Healthy Foods
Organic, natural, farm-fresh: the labels are everywhere, but what do they all mean? Grocery shopping for better choices can feel like a minefield. We’ll look at the wide variety of common food labels and current food jargon to understand what’s really being said. We’ll compare conventional grocery stores, health food stores, and box meal plans, for the best ways to shop to save money and time.
CE-HLTH 2089VA, Oct. 26. #83799
NEW! Delicious Breakfasts, Lunches & Snacks for Busy Folks
Eating breakfast on the run and lunch out can take us off our healthy eating plan, not to mention our budget. With some planning tips and prep time, breakfast and lunch can become meals we look forward to enjoying. Learn how to stock your kitchen and plan ahead so you can create delicious breakfasts and lunches, whether you’re eating at home or at your desk.
CE-HLTH 2090VA, Nov. 2. #83800
NEW! What’s for Dinner?
It’s been a long day; you’ve got hungry people, or maybe just your own growling stomach, and you don’t want pizza again. Is it possible to have a nutritious dinner that doesn’t take hours to make? Yes! Come learn great tips for planning meals, shopping, and prepping that will have you enjoy being in your kitchen. Explore time saving devices and get ideas for using your freezer effectively; whether you’re cooking for one or a family, dinner prep doesn’t have to be a dreaded chore.
CE-HLTH 2091VA, Nov. 9. #83801
Sleep Problems? ZZZ’s on the Way
Can’t fall asleep? Fall asleep but then wake up? This class is for anyone who has any problems getting a good night’s sleep. Using cognitive techniques, this workshop will discuss all aspects of sleep hygiene as well as subtle, often overlooked blocks to restful sleep. Put a spring back into your step!
CE-HLTH 2074, 1 Wed., Oct. 11, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $20. M Krieger. #80138
Reduce Stress & Lose Belly Fat, Too!
When your stress and cortisol levels are high, not only does your body increase belly fat but it actually resists weight loss. The good news: you have choices. Learn to navigate through your options and identify what choices are best for you and your lifestyle to reduce your stress and live a happier, healthier life.
CE-HLTH 2076, 1 Sat., Sept. 23, 12:00 noon-4:00 pm, KNC-3, $50 (+ textbook). J Ricks. #80248
The Sugar Blues & Gluten Woes!
We’re surrounded by foods filled with sugar or made with gluten. Which should you eliminate to stabilize moods and increase energy and focus? When can you have sugar? What are gluten’s hidden sources? Discover metabolism building to increase your overall energy; how to balance your digestive system using the right probiotics; and learn which enzymes to use with specific foods. Learn easy recipe substitutions to help you reduce sugar and fat.
CE-HLTH 2075, 1 Sat., Oct. 14, 12:00 noon-4:00 pm, Room TBD, $50 (+ textbook). J Ricks. #80249
Are you tired of the same old nutrition information? Do you eat for emotional reasons? Have you lost pleasure in eating? Come learn how to maintain a healthy attitude toward eating, while still enjoying your food. Through mindful eating you will learn many easy and practical exercises to encourage a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle.
CE-HLTH 2069VA, 1 Mon., Sept. 18, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-3, $25. E Wind. #80158
Forget the facelift! This natural method engages muscle activity to improve your looks regardless of your age and gender. Discover easy exercises, done while sitting, to tone muscles in the jaw, mouth, eyes, and forehead; reduce wrinkles and sagging skin; and allow more oxygen and nutrients to reach skin cells, giving the appearance of a fuller and more youthful look. Bring a hand mirror, metal teaspoon, unsharpened pencil, and face moisturizer to class.
CE-FITNS 2056, 2 Mon., Sept. 11 & 18, 6:30-8:30 pm, KNC-2, $45. H Cuevas. #82573
Relaxation, Meditation and Your Own True Self
Explore Meditation, Part 1
Most ways of relaxing give us only temporary relief. Learn a handy five-minute meditation that will relax you profoundly and deeply – an ideal tool for a busy life. If you’re a beginner, this is an easy way to see what modern meditation can do for you. If you’re experienced, it will expand your perspectives and refresh your practices.
CE-PRSDV 2023, 1 Sun., Nov. 5, 2:30-4:00 pm, KNC-4, $25. A Rosenberg. #82835
Meditation, Part 2
This class will help you master and expand the meditation of Part 1. You will also learn how to make meditation a comfortable part of your daily routines. You’ll find your days increasingly infused with bright new joy and an unshakable peace.
CE-HLTH 2004, 3 Sun., Nov. 12-26, 2:30-4:00 pm, KNC-4, $60. A Rosenberg. #82836