Tag: health

June is brain month

Lifestyle is an important part of staying healthy in mind and body. Alzheimer’s and dementia are not an inevitable part of normal aging and exercise might help keep them at bay! Researchers found that every hour of exercise over the recommended weekly levels of more intense activity reduce brain aging by about a year. The…

Indoor cycling is here

What are the benefits of indoor cycling? 1. It’s a huge calorie burner. Indoor cycling can burn anywhere from 400 to 800 calories per class, which is up there with an hour of running or jogging, only you get to sit down for parts of class! It’s pretty rare to not see people coming out…

Exciting news regarding Alzheimer’s research

The quest to restore cognitive function for those with Alzheimer’s disease is moving forward in Arizona, thanks to funding from the Alzheimer’s Association. Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD., a leading neuroscientist in the field of Alzheimer’s disease, the aging female brain and regenerative therapeutics at the University of Arizona Health Sciences in Tucson, is one of…

Maintain, don’t gain part 2: How to survive a holiday party

  Dalia Blunt, M.S., Certified Nutritionist and Personal Trainer During the holidays it is common to attend gatherings and parties with family, friends and coworkers. Unfortunately, this means you will be surrounded by decadent desserts, carb-packed dishes and high calorie drinks which can do a number on your waistline. Instead of letting all the holiday…

Try these five tips for a healthy Thanksgiving

  Dalia Blunt, MS, certified nutrition consultant and personal trainer When we think of the holidays, we think about spending time with friends and family and all the delicious food that comes with the gatherings. With so many tasty temptations around us, it becomes very easy to overeat, making weight gain inevitable. However, it is…

Balance and strength classes available beginning October 15

  Balance and strength. For most of us, balance happens automatically; we barely give it a second thought. But achieving and maintaining balance, especially as we age, is not that simple. Balance difficulties can come from multiple causes, like arthritis, issues with your feet, poor eyesight or even the inability to focus or concentrate. But…

Blood drive October 29

  As we are approaching the end of the year and the holiday season, it is important to remember that each blood donation represents the gift of life to a patient who needs a blood transfusion. On Monday, October 29, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Hermosa Ballroom, you have the opportunity…

Alzheimer’s Walk set for Nov. 17, 2018

  The Alzheimer’s Walk will be held November 17, 2018. The impact Alzheimer’s disease can have on individuals, family and friends can be overwhelming. No one should go through this journey alone. The Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter in Phoenix has a variety of free programs, services and resources to assist you and your family…

Alzheimer’s Walk set for November 17, 2018

  The Alzheimer’s Walk will be held November 17, 2018. The impact Alzheimer’s disease can have on individuals, family and friends can be overwhelming. No one should go through this journey alone. The Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter in Phoenix has a variety of free programs, services and resources to assist you and your family…

Robson Ranch to host blood drive on June 25

  Robson Ranch is hosting a Blood Drive through United Blood Services on Monday, June 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. United Blood Services is Arizona’s oldest and largest non-profit blood provider. United Blood Services is the sole blood provider to Banner Casa Grande Medical Center and provides blood components to 64 of the…