Gentle Tai Chi
Date(s): Mon and Fri
Since the first widespread promotion of tai chi health benefits in the early 20th century, it has developed a worldwide following among people for its benefit for health and health maintenance. Studies of tai chi support its effectiveness as an alternative exercise and as a form of meditative pain reduction that focuses on positive energy flows. it is reported that focusing the mind solely on the movements of the form helps to bring about a state of mental calm and clarity. Besides general health benefits and stress management attributed to tai chi training, this form of exercise has been found to nurture core-strength and balance. Also: Chi Times - practice your "forms" with our instructor. This 20 minute focused session on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m.
Infant CPR education
Take 30 minutes out of your busy day to learn infant CPR. Saving Baby's Life ...When Every Second Counts is an instructional DVD designed to educate parents and infant caregivers on how to perform infant CPR and what to do for a choking infant. This class does not provide a certification but will provide the knowledge needed to perform infant CPR through observing an instructional video. This learning tool was developed by Geraldine Hickey, RN, found of Baby Zone and Beyond. The DVD uses the newly revised 2010 American Heart Association guidelines for infant CPR. Sign up Now! Session times are Wednesdays at 12 noon and 4 p.m. in the Minges Wellness Center. Call 252-522-7014 with questions.
Sinus and allergy problems
Date(s): October 10
Ask the expert - Join Dr. Barbara Goheen for expert advice on dealing with your allergies and sinus problems. Free to the public no registration required.
The painful symptoms associated with chronic sinusitis can be overwhelming. If symptoms are difficult to control with medications alone, seeing a specialist may help you to determine the best course of treatment. If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to antibiotics you may be a candidate for surgery. Your surgeon now has a less invasive option that is clinically proven to be safe and effective. Dr. Goheen is an ear, nose, and throat specialist at Kinston Head and Neck Physicians and surgeons, PA
Halloween Candy Calorie Crushers: Exercise equivalents of Halloween Candy
Date(s): October 28
Do you know how much gym time you'll need to burn off your favorite Halloween treats? Exercise Specialist Brittney Bradshaw will help you navigate the dangers of Halloween candy and tell you how to little treat can be a trick to get rid of on the exercise floor! Free to the public!
Date(s): October 31
Join Sandra Midyette, RN, CDE, as she discusses the importance of blood sugar control to prevent both short and long-term diabetes complications. The many complications of diabetes can be prevented and delayed. Join us for an informative session that might be able to help you or someone you love!
Exacting Excellent Energies in Kids - tips for parenting the elementary age child
Date(s): October 24
Parents with elementary age children often wonder, why do they do that? Where did the day go? How do I get more structure and schedule to help provide balance in the school/home life? Gain information about techniques that can help provide harmony when demands begin to get hectic. Learn techniques to solicit information from your child and put planning in place to work smarter as a family. Lasting relationships deserve a strong foundation and staying positive is essential. Set the example!
Date(s): October 24
Join Dr. Geeta Katwa, Carolina Regional Arthritis and Rheumatology, PA for a community education presentation on Gout. If you have Gout, then you know that Gout presents with sudden, severe attacks of pain, redness and tenderness in joints, most often the joint at the base of the big toe. Dr. Katwa will field questions and help you understand the complex arthritis that is Gout.
Learn the moves of the THRILLER DANCE
Date(s): October - whole month
The exercise experts at the Minges Wellness Center will be teaching Michael Jackson's THRILLER dance during the month of October. One of his all time greatest hits, it is something that no one can resist grooving and moving to and it's easy! There will be a variety of workshops offered all leading up to a final class showcasing the dance on Halloween day, Friday, October 31 at 12 Noon at Lenoir Memorial. Call 252-522-7207 or 252-522-7944 for more details on how you can participate.
Walking for health: Put on those walking shoes!
Date(s): November 11
Do you know how many steps you walk per day? Do you know how many steps you are supposed to walk per day? Aiming for 10,000 steps everyday has many beneficial impacts on overall health, ranging from weight loss, to cardiovascular risk reduction, to strengthening your muscles and bones! Come join Graham as he discusses why 10,000 is more than just a number when it comes to walking for your health! Attendees will receive a Minges Wellness Center pedometer to help track their steps!
Prediabetes 101 - Nov 10
Date(s): Nov 10
What you should know about Prediabetes, we can teach you. There are many Americans walking around with Prediabetes who don't know it. Have you ever been told you have a "touch of sugar", are "on the borderline" for diabetes, or been diagnosed with prediabetes? If so, do you know the steps you can take now to help prevent Type 2 Diabetes? Come join us for a 2 hour interactive session. Classes are free. Please contact Angie Doncaster, RD, LDN, CDC at 252-522-7471 or Sandra Midyette, RN, CDE at 252-522-7616 to register.