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.
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!
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.
How Does Your Child Sleep?
Date(s): Nov 7
Join Dr. Rob Gallaher, Kinston Pulmonology, as he discuss pediatric sleep disorders and the effects on your child's mood, behavior and school performance. Sleep disturbances are some of the most common concerns parents bring to their physician. Some areas of frequent concern are bedwetting, sleep apnea, nightmares, night terrors, sleep walking and falling asleep in the daytime. Getting to sleep, maintaining sleep, and co-sleeping with parents are all issues faced at some time during a child's life. This information session will offer common issues and offer information clinical assessment and treatment options.
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.
The ABCs of Diabetes
Date(s): November 14
Join Sandra Midyette, RN, CDE, and Angie Watson, RD, LDN, CDE, as they discuss the increased risk of heart disease for people living with diabetes. Come learn more about how you can prevent and/or delay this complication by knowing your A-B-Cs of diabetes. You do not need to be a participant of our diabetes education program or a member of the Minges Wellness Center to participate. Call Sandra at 252-522-7616 for more information. Free to the public.
I Can Cope - for anyone whose life has been affected by cancer
Date(s): November 18
What's new with Social Security and Medicare? Join Jay Lewis, operations supervisor at the Lenoir County Social Security Administration, for updated information on these programs. Free to the public but registration is required by calling Janet Scism at 252-522-7600.