January Health – Virtual Programs for Better Health in 2022

2022 comes with new goals and renewed determination to be our best selves! For many people, their health is at the top of the list of things they want to make improvements on, and the library is here to help you get started. Virtual health-focused programs are in wide abundance this month to help you learn more about what you can do to protect your body, just click the link to sign up for the free Zoom events. Don't forget to check out the newest books we have on keeping your body in tip-top shape. 

Virtual Yoga for Adults 

Tuesday, January 11 at 11 AM

Join us for a virtual yoga session led by Shobha Prabala. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Shobha has been teaching yoga locally for over 8 years and will be leading us through vinyasa yoga, which seamlessly connects each yoga pose to the next through a series of movements using breath.

Calfresh Healthy Living: Nutrition Class

Wednesday, January 12 at 7 PM

Join Jenny Nguyen from Calfresh Healthy Living for an evening talk on the importance of nutrition. You will learn how to use a Nutrition Facts Label and the ingredient list to make healthier choices. You will also learn tips to plan and prepare low-cost meals, while applying the MyPlate Guidelines.

Air Quality, Wildfires & Respiratory Health 

Thursday, January 13 at 11 AM

Join us online to learn more about how the wildfires and poor air quality affects the environment and your health. Learn more about what you can do to protect your respiratory health. Presented by Breathe California of the Bay Area.

The Physical and Mental Benefits of Exercise 

Tuesday, January 18 at 2 PM

Join us for an afternoon talk on the benefits and independence exercise can bring you. Learn more about to stay motivated in this presentation from Breathe California and get your questions answered at the end.

Using Medication Wisely

Wednesday, January 19 at 11 AM

Learn about the safe use of medications, including over the counter, in this program by Breathe California of the Bay Area.

Diabetes & Prediabetes Management 

Thursday, January 27 at 7 PM 

Learn about the safe use of medications, including over the counter, in this program by Breathe California of the Bay Area. Join Leah Groppo for an evening discussion on some healthy strategies for people living with prediabetes or diabetes and then some tips on how to start making a healthy change. Leah will cover healthy diets and how to make changes that will stick. Leah Groppo is a certified diabetes care and education specialist who works for Stanford Health Care. Leah is board certified in advanced diabetes management and she is passionate about food, eating, and making health fun.

Breathing Exercises

Friday, January 28 at 11 AM

Learn the fundamentals of yoga breathing. From a seated position in chairs, participants will practice breathing awareness, belly breathing, chest breathing, and alternate nostril breathing. Lessons are very relaxed, 20 minutes long, and for beginners.

Author Anne-Marie Bonneau Discusses Zero Waste-Sustainable Lifestyle Starting in the Kitchen

Saturday, January 29 at 6 PM

Join us for a Zoom presentation about how a sustainable lifestyle starts in the kitchen with use-what-you-have, spend-less-money recipes and tips from sustainable chef and social media sensation, Anne-Marie Bonneau.

Health and Wellness Reading List

Active Living Every Day

Burn

Better Sleep, Better You

Two Meals A Day

Cleaning up your Mental Mess

The Zero-waste Chef

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