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2014 Weekly Challenge #9: Body Care!

2014 Weekly Challenge #9:  Body Care!

We all know that exercise is an integral part of getting and keeping our bodies healthy. But how many of us really take care of the body we are requiring so much of? This week's challenge is all about taking care of your body.

What is body care?  Glad you asked!!!

Ice Massage: Fill a small paper cup up about half way with water, and freeze. When frozen solid, peel down the paper to just below the ice. Use this to massage areas that are tight or sore - just use the ice and dig right in. The ice acts as an anti-inflammatory to help ease the pain and inflammation that can come after a hard workout. (I especially like to do this one on my shins after a long run.)

Massage: Need I say more? Who doesn't love a good massage?!?

Living Life Without Limits!

The services of United Cerebral Palsy can make a meaningful difference in a family's life. Programs and services help those with disabilities from Austism and Down Syndrome to speech and developmental delays. We hear about three children who have improved dramatically since finding UCP.

Memorial Medical Center Announces Introductory Series for Cancer Complementary Therapy Programs

Memorial Medical Center Announces Introductory Series for Cancer Complementary Therapy Programs

Please join us for this series, beginning January 22, in which you are provided the opportunity to explore the benefits of a variety of complementary therapies with fellow cancer survivors, family members, caregivers, and health care providers working with cancer patients.

Health Education and Conference Center McHenry Village, 1700 McHenry Avenue, Modesto

Classes are held on four consecutive Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

This series is offered at no charge. Seating is limited. Please call 209-569-7789 to register or for more information.

Art, Writing, Photography: January 22, 2014

Explore how art, writing and photography help us tell our story. All materials will be provided. No previous experience is needed.

Fitness: January 29, 2014

Increase in Flu Activity is Reported

Increase in Flu Activity is Reported

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, says while we are seeing an increase in flu activity in California it is not an unexpected increase, nor is it too late to get vaccinated against the flu.

"California is seeing an accelerated increase in flu activity over the past few weeks," said Dr. Chapman. "You can help prevent further spread of the flu by getting a flu shot."

While influenza activity varies from year to year and is unpredictable, California generally sees an increase in cases in late December or early January and it often peaks in February or March. According to CDPH surveillance indicators, influenza activity in California is beginning to show a steady increase and is now considered to be widespread. Currently, there are more hospitalizations at this point than expected, based on historical trends.

2013 Weekly Challenge #52: Annual Wrap Up and S.M.A.R.T. Goals

2013 Weekly Challenge #52: Annual Wrap Up and S.M.A.R.T. Goals

2013 Weekly Challenge #52: Annual Wrap Up and S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Its hard to believe we're at week 52 and that the year is almost over. 

The New Year is often a time for reflection, and for making goals, and that's what we're working on this week.

Take a little quiet time to yourself to reflect back on the last year. What did you do that you are really happy about or proud of? Give yourself some credit for those things and remember what you did to make yourself successful and to meet your goals.

Next, think about the upcoming year. There are 52 fresh new glorious weeks spread out before you and YOU get to decide what you're going to do with them!

Sutter Dietitian Shares Tips for Getting Healthy in the New Year

Sutter Dietitian Shares Tips for Getting Healthy in the New Year

Vicky Bourdaniotis, registered dietitian with Sutter Options for Success, a 12-week course to create a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise, shares tips how to get healthy and stay healthy in the New Year.