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Bring Friends and Win!
Take advantage of our latest promotion. You get points for bringing friends to class and even more points for bringing friends who register for any series of classes. You’re the winner if you have the most points!

You will win
A gift certificate for any WHS series of classes – Wellness or Fitness. Contest ends Dec 15 and your prize will be awarded Dec 18.

Scoring system
5 points for bringing a friend to class
10 points when a friend signs up for a class series

Wellness Classes:
Tai Chi / Qigong Fundamentals
Hatha Yoga
MELT Method

Fitness Classes:
Senior Fitness
Mat Pilates
Abs Plus

We look forward to tallying the results!

Wellness Resources

Sitting Too Much: How Bad Is It?

Excess sitting has been linked to a host of health problems. The studies just keep coming. Sitting our life away, it seems, may be very bad for our health and even our life expectancy. Just since January, researchers have reported that sitting for long hours is linked to:
•A decline in mental health
•A higher risk of death from heart disease and other causes
•A higher risk of being disabled

New studies add even more weight to earlier research suggesting that too much sitting is bad, even if you get regular exercise. Experts say they still don’t know which comes first. Does too much sitting trigger poor health, or is it the other way around? They also say we may need to think about sitting and exercise as two separate behaviors, each contributing on its own to our health. So while that 1-hour jog is great for you, it may not undo the 8 hours of sitting at your desk.

WebMD asked three experts to weigh in on what we know about sitting and how we can reduce our sitting time. Visit WebMD to learn more.

Wellness Tips

Tip #1: Arm Yourself with Arnica
Homeopathic creams, gels and ointments that contain arnica, a flower similar to the daisy, have long been used to relieve swelling and bruising. Rub into the affected area. Stop using if you develop skin irritation.

Tip #2: Get a Good Pair of Sneakers
Is your energy lagging? Though it may be the last thing you feel like doing when you are tired, exercise – even a brisk walk – can be more effective than a nap or cup of coffee at fighting fatigue.

Tip #3: Eat Avocados
For dry skin, incorporate more avocados into your diet. They’re rich in monounsaturated fat and vitamin E, both of which promote healthy skin. Try them on salads and sandwiches and even in smoothies.avocado

Healthy Transitions

DOUG WALDRUFF3-part series, Mondays 7:00-8:30PM, 11/3, 11/10 & 11/17
We are pleased that Doug Waldruff, our resident psychologist, will be conducting his initial class series here at WHS soon. The series, entitled “Healthy Transitions,” will give us tools to navigate the inevitable life transitions that we all will face. We’ll learn how to develop tools for changing our perception of transitions, practice tools we may already have, and develop new ones to help us cope and even prosper during these transitions. Mindfulness, meditation, guided imagery, TFT (Thought Field Therapy) and changing cognitive beliefs are some of the tools we will use and develop.

Register for your: Healthy Transitions class

Upcoming Indian Music Program

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Join us November 7th, 7:00PM as we welcome Daniel Chambo (bansuri), Viswas Chitnis (sitar) and Chris Johnson (tabla) back to conclude our WHS events series of the year. Our audiences continue to be inspired and amazed by this talented group of musicians.

After the program, please share in a simple meal of Indian cuisine and treats.

You need to Register through our website or call 919.489.5355 to be sure you get a seat. $10 per person.



Kickstart Your Health

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Food for Life: Kickstart Your Health is an approach that emphasizes healthy foods for weight reduction.

Research from the American Dietetic Association recommends, “appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.” A plant-based diet of whole grains, beans, vegetables, and fruits can help prevent diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and many other adverse medical conditions.

Developed by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), this class helps you to achieve weight reduction. Having a healthful life is the program’s goal. This approach emphasizes healthy foods that promote weight reduction. Additional benefits may include cholesterol reduction, better control of diabetes and reduction of blood pressure. You may also notice improvements in energy and mood.

Included in the class are nutrition lectures, discussions, demonstrations and food sampling. Dilip will conduct a conference call approximately 3 weeks after the class to discuss your progress and answer any of your questions.

Register for your: Food for Life: Kickstart Your Health class

DILIP BARMAN is one of approximately 200 certified Food for Life instructors in the country. He leads Triangle Vegetarian Society, where he hosts the country’s largest vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner (about 1000 people from many cities and states attend), and blogs about food. He gives food talks and demonstrations internationally and is the North American representative for the International Vegetarian Union.

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Sugar Blues Class

Thursday 7:30-8:45PM, October 16

Register for your Sugar Blues class

This class is about freedom – the freedom to eat foods you love and have sweetness in your life without side effects or guilt. With Health Coach, Betsy Templeton, learn how to permanently change your relationship with sugar. Discover the possible causes of your sugar addiction and develop successful strategies for dealing with these cravings. Your low energy in the middle of the day may be the result of a crash from sugar consumed in the morning. Sustain your energy throughout the day with guidelines provided by this class. Sample delicious food and get recipes you can prepare at home.

BETSY TEMPLETON is a Certified Health and Nutrition Coach who received her training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. She offers individual health and nutrition counseling, conducts cooking classes, and presents gluten-free and healthy eating workshops.

 Visit Betsy’s