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Nutrition and Fitness 101: The Basics

 (2/6/14) FREE nutrition and fitness education sessions being offered at Black River Memorial Hospital.

February 6th, 2014 — Black River Falls – Paula Przywojski, Registered Dietitian at Black River Memorial Hospital and Kathleen Clemons, Exercise Physiologist at Ho-Chunk Healthcare Clinic have developed a month-long, myth-busting nutrition and fitness program that is FREE of charge and open to the public!

Participants can attend any one or all of the education sessions to help dispel the nutrition myths created by fad diets and to get back to the basics of good nutrition and an active lifestyle. The program consists of five sessions, starting on March 3rd, 2014. Unless noted*, each session will be held at Black River Memorial Hospital in the Dorothy Halvorson Conference room. The session dates and topics are:

March 3rd
WHY DIETS DON'T WORK and HOW TO GET STARTED WITH FITNESS

A diet may help individuals lose weight but may not help them keep the weight off.  Also, find out how to get started with fitness...it's easier than you think!

March 10th
THE TRUTH ABOUT CARBS and STRENGTH TRAINING; DO I NEED TO?

Carbohydrates have gotten such a bad rap but they are actually an essential part of healthy eating. Learn how to appropriately incorporate them into meals. Also, learn how to get set up on a basic strength training program; it's not all about cardio.

March 17th* (6:00 p.m. – Black River Falls Middle School)
BUILDING A HEALTHIER JACKSON COUNTY EVENT

Jackson County's obesity coalition, Jackson in Action is hosting an event to learn and discuss ways to make Jackson County a healthy place to live, work and play.

March 24th
THE TRUTH ABOUT PROTEIN & FLUID and CREATIVE STRATEGIES FOR FITNESS

This session will discuss the importance of protein when planning meals, the best sources of protein and how much individuals really need. Also learn some fun and creative ways to keep your fitness program exciting.

March 31st
FAT FACTS AND PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER and STAYING MOTIVATED TO MOVE

This session will teach the truths about fat and how to put knowledge of carbs, proteins and fat all together to create a well-balanced and healthy meal. What are the secrets to motivation? Learn some tips to get moving and keep moving.

This series of educational classes will show participants how to fit well-balanced meals and basic fitness into their individual lifestyles. Door prizes will be given away at each session. Space is limited.

Register today by calling 715-284-1325.

 

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