Health & Wellness
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Mastering Body Weight Loss & Control
Are you ready to start your weight loss journey or have you been unsuccessful with past attempts? This course provides structure and guidance to start taking control of your weight by adopting certain eating and exercise habits that are closely associated with successful long term weight loss. Based on Precision Nutrition (PN) principles, this course reviews the foundational behavioral actions and habits that fix eating and help you get good results. Gain better body composition, health, and performance!
CE-HLTH 2096, 12 Sat., Jan. 19-Apr. 6, 10:00-11:30 am, Room TBD, $195 (+ $50 material fee, payable to instructor). J O’Connor. #13410
How to Talk with a Doctor
This course will focus almost exclusively on recommendations of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Mayo Clinic, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Heart Association (AHA), and a select few additional organizations—impartial and authoritative. Many of the materials we will discuss are available free of charge on the internet.
CE-HLTH 2095VA, 1 Thurs., Apr. 11, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-5, $20. B Kirsch. #13402
Heart-Worries vs. Heart-Wise
If you are interested in having a healthier heart then this workshop is for you! The words “heart-healthy” are everywhere: from restaurant menus, supermarket circulars, cookbooks, and internet blogs, to TV. Explore the confusion over what to eat and when. Examine myths and proven facts about helpful, scientifically proven nutritional supplements that are readily available. Exercise and relaxation techniques are the next best approaches for your heart health and we will learn some surprisingly easy ways for you to reduce blood pressure and improve heart health.
CE-HLTH 2094VA, 1 Sat., Feb. 16, 12:00 noon-4:00 pm, AAB-311, $50 (+ textbook). J Ricks. #13072
Reduce Stress with Self-Acupressure and Energy Techniques
Acupressure, an ancient healing art, can promote balance in your body, mind and spirit. Learn a combination of acu-points to help reduce stress, leaving you feeling calm and focused. You will also learn the benefits of each acupressure point used such as alleviating headaches, digestive issues, and anxiety. We will work with energy balancing exercises (Qi Gong) as another tool for centering ourselves.
CE-HLTH 2067, 1 Wed., Mar. 20, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-3, $25. A Blieden. #13040
Parents: Take Healthy Back for Your Children
Educate and inspire healthy living for children and families. Compare and contrast healthy vs unhealthy diets. Learn to identify markers that may increase inflammation. Apply new food shopping skills and strategies to make healthy food choices. Learn ways to empower your children in their food selection.
CE-FAMLY 2017, T/Th, Mar. 12 & 14, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-3, $50. T Gagliano. #13414
Surviving and Thriving Through Menopause
Find out how to make sense of menopause and the changes you experience in your health and your life. The two-session program will help you gain a better understanding of the stages of menopause; how hormonal fluctuations affect your health and mood; lifestyle changes that can help relieve the many discomforts of menopause; and how to create your own personalized strategy for thriving through this important life stage.
CE-HLTH 2093, 2 Wed., Mar. 6 & 13, 6:00-8:00 pm, AAB-504, $50. A Velez. #13127
Quick and Simple Guide to Inner Peace
Many of us lead such overscheduled lives that we believe we do not have time to take care of ourselves. Dr. Akhu offers bite-sized, highly useful self-care suggestions, techniques, and practices for busy people. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Akhu shares her story and provides you with simple tips that make it easy to draw in the positive, clear out the negative, and use even small windows of time to decrease stress and increase inner peace. Join her as she shares a few techniques you can begin using immediately to take better care of yourself.
CE-PRSDV 2167, 1 Sun., Apr. 21, 10:30 am-
12:00 noon, KNC-3, $20 (+ $20 optional materials fee for book). A Akhu. #13289
Painting for Health and Vitality
Discover how the process of painting can bring a sense of relaxation and renewed vitality into your life! Using mindful awareness of the breath and body, create watercolor paintings with a focus on color and energy. Draw upon the ancient wisdom of the chakra system as a guide for self-discovery and healing; engage in the creative process and develop powerful tools for balancing your energy and creating harmony. No prior painting experience necessary. Contact instructor at email@example.com for materials list.
CE-PRSDV 2128, 5 Tues., Apr. 2-30, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-3, $95. S Gibian. #13031
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 Thurs., May 9, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $25. E Wind. #12995
The Sugar Blues & Gluten Woes!
Do you have food addictions? Are there times when you can have sugar? Which foods should you eliminate to stabilize moods and increase energy & focus? What are gluten’s hidden sources? We are surrounded by foods filled with sugar or made with gluten; and we are hearing a lot of confusing or conflicting info about both. Discuss metabolism building to increase your overall energy, how to balance your digestive system using the right probiotics, and which enzymes to use with specific foods. Learn easy recipe substitutions to help reduce the sugar and fat in your favorite recipes, as well as a simplistic new exercise tool and core strengthening exercises to reduce your weight in less than
1 hour per week.
CE-HLTH 2075, 1 Sat., Mar. 16, 12:00 noon-4:00 pm, KNC-2, $50 (+ textbook). J Ricks. #13071
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, 1 Sat., Mar. 23, 1:00-5:00 pm, GTW-219, $45. H Cuevas. #13080
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 are a beginner, this is an easy way to see what modern meditation can do for you. If you are experienced, it will expand your perspectives and refresh your practices.
CE-PRSDV 2023, 1 Sun., Apr. 7, 2:30-4:00 pm, KNC-4, $25. A Rosenberg. #13148
Explore 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 will find your days increasingly infused with bright new joy and an unshakable peace.
CE-HLTH 2004, 3 Sun., Apr. 14-28, 2:30-4:00 pm, KNC-4, $60. A Rosenberg. #13149