It's winter and with the chill winds blowing many of us feel it's too cold to go outside and feel actively healthy. Fret not. Winter is a great time to stay indoors and still expand our healthy horizons. With all the information - some true, some blatantly incorrect - in the media, on the internet, even from friends and family that we are inundated with on a daily basis, it can be difficult to know exactly where to go when it comes to healthy living education. One of the best ways to learn how to create a healthy lifestyle is by taking classes from reputable places in our own community. Classes are typically taught by qualified proffessionals and enthusiasts (whereas information found on the internet can be made up by anyone). Check out these schedules for January 2013 and sign up to learn something new today!
The Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op (located at: 1900 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95816) values quality living and is delighted to offer a variety of classes to the community. In addition to numerous cooking classes, here are some of their educational experiences to enlighten your enthusiasm to live healthy:
~ Cleansing 101 ($25)
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
6:30 - 8:00pm
Description: Regardless of how healthy we think we eat, or how clean we think we live, our bodies are bombarded with hundreds of toxins each and every day through bad diet, air pollution, alcohol and caffeine. Over time these harmful toxins begin to accumulate in many of the systems throughout the body. In this class we will discuss why, how and when to cleanse, and we will sample smoothies and juices that are appropriate for a cleanse.
~ Thereputic Essential Oils to Heal Everyday Ailments ($25)
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
6:30 - 8:30pm
Description: Essential Oils have been used for centuries to heal the body, mind and emotions. Come learn which oils will help strengthen your immune system, support healthy joints and bones, soothe sore muscles, alleviate pain and inflammation, support healthy digestive functioning, repair damaged DNA, rejuvenate your skin texture, alleviate headaches, allergies, insomnia, cold sores, as well as assistance with emotional balance.
~ Food and Your Mood ($15)
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
6:30 - 8:30pm
Description: You are what you eat takes on a whole new meaning in this class as we uncover the connection between food and mood. Learn how to work certain foods into your routine to reduce depression, minimize stress, and boost happiness. This complete head-to-toe experience will include food samples and activities you can take home and easily incorporate into your day-to-day life.
Whole Foods (4315 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95864), another organization dedicated to a healthier world, also focuses on community education. Here are just a few classes that adorn their January calender:
~ Raw Foods Made Simple! Detoxing: A New Year And A New Healthier You! ($20)
Tuesaday, January 15, 2013
6:00 - 8:00pm
Description: Feeling sluggish after the last month of indulging in chocolate, wine, and cookies? Kick off the new year with detoxifying foods. Foods support your body's detoxification functions by increasing elimination from the body, cleansing the colon, enhancing circulation to clear toxic substances, eliminating foods from the diet that require detoxification or are allergenic, and providing nutrients to support and protect the liver which is the main organ involved in detox.
~ Juicing For Health ($20)
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
6:00 - 7:30pm
Descrition: Learn the pros/cons of different juicer models, how to use and clean a juicer, and how to maximize the nutritional value from juicing veggies and reverse many health conditions naturally. Fresh juice provides us with minerals, vitamins, essential fatty acids, carbohydrates, proteins and much more. All of these factors are vital to maintaining good health. Although eating fruits and vegetables in their natural state does provide us with a substantial amount of vitamins and minerals, we can maximize the benefits from them when they are juiced.
~ Renew Life Herbal Cleansing (FREE)
Thursday, January 24, 2013
6:30 - 8:30pm
Description: Join Eva Miranda a digestive care expert from Renew Life for a FREE info session on the digestive system. Learn how simple diet and lifestyle changes can improve a sluggish digestive system and help you achieve good health.
The Learning Exchange is yet another wonderful place dedicated to the sharing of information among our community. This is just a small sample of what they have to off you:
~ Living Gluten-Free ($39)
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
6:30 - 8:30pm
Description: If you think you have a gluten intolerance or you just want to explore a gluten-free life, join Stephanie as she gives you the basics. Find out what it means to live gluten-free and how to handle every day activities including, what to eat, going out to dinner, how to shop and more.
~ Self-Hypnosis for Weight Management ($59)
Thursday, January 17 & 24, 2013
7:00 - 9:00pm
Description: Are you discouraged with constant dieting? Do you lose weight only to gain it back? Would you like to achieve your desired weight and maintain it for life? Spend just four hours and learn a proven, systematic, comfortable method to create a slimmer, healthier you. Find out why willpower does not work. Through the power of suggestion and relaxation, learn to control your appetite, change your mental programming, reprogram eating patterns and relieve stress.
~ All-Natural Cleaning Products ($39)
Saturday, January 19, 2013
10:00am - 12:00pm
Description: Most cleaning products are filled with harsh chemicals that can do more harm than good. In this hands-on class, make your own cleaning products that are just as effective and 100% natural. Your new laundry soap, stain remover, all-purpose cleaners, dishwasher soap, and more will be better for your skin, your family, and the environment too.
With so many local resources at your fingertips, what are you waiting for?
Get up; get active!