FirstHealth Centers for Health & Fitness

Health & Nutrition Classes

Men’s Health:  Prostate and Colon Cancer
Thursday, June 26th  •  11:00  •  Free to members and community
June is Men’s Health Month, so it’s a good time to learn about nutrition recommendations for reducing your risk for prostate cancer (#1 cancer among men, #2 cause of death among men) and colon cancer (#3 cancer among men, #3 cause of death among men).  Dietitian, Ashley Carpenter, will tell you what you need to know.

Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition for Arthritis
Thursday, July 10th  •  11:00  •  Free to members and community
Because arthritis is a disease of inflammation, the most logical treatment is anything that fights inflammation.  Learn how to eat to nourish your body and fight inflammation.  Nutrition is a vital tool in managing arthritis!

Safe Massage During & After Cancer Treatment
Wednesday, July 16th  •  5:30  •  Free to members and community
If you are a cancer patient, caregiver, medical practitioner, or just curious - this class is for you!  Presented by Jo Ann Richardson of firstspa, Certified Medical Massage Practitioner and S40M Preferred Provider of Oncology Massage.  Learn about how massage can help reduce pain and fatigue, improve sleep, decrease anxiety and nausea, and nurture well-being during and after cancer treatment.

Nutrition Meets Flavor with Fermented Foods
Tuesday, July 22nd  •  5:30  •  $10 members/$15 non-member  •  Register by July 18th to reserve your spot!
Learn how naturally probiotic-rich fermented foods can aid digestion, strengthen immune function, and assist our bodies in the natural detoxification process. Professional chef and food writer Sueson Vess will show you how to enjoy the benefits of these foods and realize the cost saving by preparing them yourself using delicious recipes. Demonstrations include: fermented salsa, lentil flatbread, kombucha, and water kefir. All recipes and samples are allergy friendly, free of gluten, dairy, soy, egg, nuts and corn.

All programs will be held at the FirstHealth Health & Fitness-Pinehurst located at 170 Memorial Drive.

For more information or to register for one of the classes, call (910) 715-1800.

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