Health & Wellness
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Stretch and Strengthen at Home or Office
Discover various stretches and resistance training exercises to use at home or in the office to help you maintain flexibility, increase muscle tone, and strengthen your entire core (more than just your abs). Learn to set reasonable fitness goals specific to you and how to use basic equipment such as exercise bands, dumb bells, and an exercise mat OR no equipment at all! Discover how to use everyday items and/or just your body weight to achieve those goals.
CE-FITNS 2103, 1 Thurs., Oct. 21, 9:00-11:00 am, $25. C Gravenese. #84075
Beyond the Mask: Weaponize Your Immune System
Beyond social distancing, hand washing and wearing a mask, your first and best line of health defense is always your own immune system. Discover what makes you vulnerable to viral or bacterial infection and comorbidity factors such as obesity, asthma, heart disease, and type-2 diabetes. Learn how sugar jeopardizes your immune system’s ability to respond, as well as how to effectively curb sugar addiction. Discuss dietary considerations, including foods that help or hurt your immune system, weight-loss solutions, breathing exercises, an effective 12-minute full-body workout routine, water and electrolyte balance, and dietary supplements.
CE-HLTH 2100, 1 Sat., Sept. 25, 12:00 noon-4:00 pm, $50. J Ricks. #84077
Boost Your Memory Power
Everyone can benefit from a better memory. Come learn and practice simple and fun memory techniques including acrostics, acronyms, association, storytelling, repetition, rhyming, and chunking, along with some basic improvisation games. All designed to improve one’s memory!
CE-PRSDV 2183, 4 Tues., Oct. 19-Nov. 9, 2:00-4:00 pm, KNC-4, $99. A Wainer. #83552
The Art of Self-Care
When we take care of our physical, mental, and emotional needs, we build a practice of self-care by cultivating what already exists within us. The many responsibilities of life often become the focus, while our well-being falls lower on the priority list. To truly be our best and flourish, we must take care of ourselves as a nurturing experience. Learn what self-care is and the inter-related dimensions of the whole-person approach to well-being. Discover what a personal health inventory is and how to create SMART goals and micro-steps. Take action by connecting your values and purpose with well-being goals.
CE-PRSDV 2195VA, 2 Thurs., Sept. 23 & 30, 6:00-8:00 pm, $50. S Lantero. #84065
Self-Care for Caregivers
Designed for the layperson as well as the healthcare professional. Learn resources and tools to help you provide care for yourself as you care for others. Caring for others and managing all the other stressors in your life can affect your own physical, emotional and mental health. Come learn how to stay healthy during difficult times. The emotional and physical demands involved with caregiving can put strain on every aspect of a caregiver’s life.
CE-PRSDV 2185VA, 1 Sat., Sept. 18, 2:00-6:00 pm, $52. J Ricks. #83632
Will eating after 8:00 pm cause you to gain weight? Will exercising on an empty stomach help you burn more fat? Is agave better for you than sugar? Are all additives used in food bad for you? Will probiotics make you healthier? Find out the answers to these nutrition questions and many more when we review the science behind commonly believed nutrition habits and information.
CE-NUTR 2016, 1 Tues., Oct. 5, 9:00-11:00 am, $26. C Gravenese. #83633
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 small standing mirror, metal teaspoon, unsharpened pencil, and face moisturizer.
CE-FITNS 2056, 1 Sat., Oct. 23, 12:30-3:30 pm, KNC-2, $52. H Cuevas. #83526
Having trouble feeling positive or optimistic in these most challenging times? You are not alone. Research indicates that having a positive attitude and thinking optimistically can have a significant impact on our physical, mental and emotional health. Learn strategies and techniques that will enable you to increase your ability to achieve your goals, improve communication and relationships, and generally enhance the quality of your life.
CE-PRSDV 2192, 4 Wed., Oct. 20-Nov. 10, 2:00-3:30 pm, KNC-3, $78. A Wainer. #83553
MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION
Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation
Have you wanted to try meditation but did not think it was for you? During this one-session class, we will explore several types of meditation that you can incorporate in your daily life.
CE-PRSDV 2105VA, 1 Tues., 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $26. E Wind.
Sec. A: Nov. 16. #83537
Sec. B: Nov. 23. #83538
Effortless Meditation for a New Perspective
Learn the mechanics of meditation. If you are a beginner, come see what meditation can do for you. If you are experienced, it will expand your perspectives and refresh your practices. Discover a set of meditation techniques and how to make them a comfortable part of your daily routine. You will find your days increasingly infused with bright new joy and an unshakeable peace.
CE-PRSDV 2178VA, 5 Tues., Oct. 26-Nov. 23, 2:00-3:15 pm, $75. A Rosenberg. #83615
Becoming Unstuck: Transformation through Mind, Body & Spirit
Whether our “stuckness” is due to circumstances, stress, decisions, illness, etc., science-based mind-body medicine is a powerful tool to move forward. This workshop will introduce meditation, biofeedback, and guided imagery. Discover the potential of a wide range of benefits, including deepening self-awareness and intuition, improved sleep and mental functioning, improvement in pain, and reduced blood pressure.
CE-PRSDV 2164VA, $37. S Charbonier.
Sec. A: 1 Tues., Sept. 21, 10:00 am-12:00 noon. #83581
Sec. B: 1 Tues., Sept. 21, 6:00-8:00 pm. #83582
Sec. C: 1 Sat., Sept. 25, 10:00 am-12:00 noon. #83583
Sec. D: 1 Sun., Sept. 26, 10:00 am-12:00 noon. #83584