exercise

SAN DIEGO OASIS OPENS IN LA MESA: LIFELONG LEARNING ADVENTURES FOR AGE 50+

 

By Rebecca Jefferis Williamson

June 14, 2017 (La Mesa) – Zentangle ®, or as some call it “doodle art,” a fluffy seal named PARO-a therapeutic robot, and a guitar teacher who also sings in Uto-Aztecan Luiseño--- these are all part of the offerings at San Diego Oasis -Lifelong Adventure.  Oasis held its grand opening at its new location in La Mesa’s Grossmont Center, where these adventures and more are now available to local residents ages 50 and up.

GET FIT FOR THE HOLIDAYS

By Lauren Schmitt, MS, RD

October 20, 2012 (San Diego's East County) -- Are you worried about gaining those dreaded pounds during the holiday season?  There is no reason to accept the fact that weight gain is inevitable during the holiday season.  You have the power to stop that vicious cycle.  If your eating habits are not as healthy as you would like, use the few months prior to the holidays to make healthy changes. 

It takes six weeks to change unwanted habits, so start now.  That way, once the holidays hit, you have a healthy foundation to work with.  People who eat healthy and maintain a healthy weight year round are less likely to overindulge time after time during the holiday season. 

SENIORS GROUP AT LA MESA HEALTH CARE LIBRARY TO DISCUSS DIABETES ON WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26

September 20, 2012 (La Mesa)--The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free seniors discussion group on “Demystifying Diabetes” from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26. The public is invited to attend, and RSVP is not required.

RUSSIAN KETTLEBELL TRAINING COMES TO LA MESA FIT BODY BOOT CAMP

 March 24, 2012 (La Mesa) -- It looks like a cannon ball with a handle, and it’s called a Kettlebell.  This small exercise tool has been used in Eastern Bloc countries for hundreds of years, and it has made it to the USA.  

 
"Women especially really enjoy kettlebell training because it targets the areas where they want to see measurable results" says Owner JJ Brawley, Head Coach and owner of La Mesa Fit Body Boot Camp.  

 

THE CREMERS COME HOME TO LEMON GROVE’S H. LEE HOUSE MARCH 1

 

February 22, 2012 (Lemon Grove) -- The fabulous Cremer Family that lived in Lemon Grove's famous H. Lee House for half a century will return to the scene of their saga on Mar. 1 at 7 p.m. on the next "History Alive" lecture sponsored by the Lemon Grove Historical Society.

 

COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO AQUATICS CENTER OPENS AT THE MCGRATH FAMILY YMCA IN RANCHO SAN DIEGO

 
Ribbon Cutting is Scheduled for Thursday, January 26, 2012


January 11, 2012, Rancho San Diego) -- The highly anticipated new County of San Diego Aquatics Center at the McGrath Family YMCA in Rancho San Diego will celebrate  its ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. The state of the art facility, located at 12006 Campo Road, is in a position to provide a variety of programs  that help kids and adults learn water safety  skills, develop confidence in and around the water and enjoy the benefits of water exercise.

 

THE SENIOR RESOURCE CENTER AT SHARP GROSSMONT HOSPITAL JAN. 2012 PROGRAMS

 

January 1, 2012 (La Mesa) -- The resource center offers free or low-cost educational programs and health screenings each month. The Senior Resource Center also provides information and assistance for health information and community resources. For more information, call 619-740-4214. For other programs, call 1-800-827-4277 or visit our web site at www.sharp.com.

FITDESK PEDAL DESK TURNS SEDENTARY COMPUTER WORK INTO A HEALTHY EXERCISE OPTION

 November 11, 2011 -- (Nashville, Tennessee) - FitDesk is a unique product that combines two seemingly polar opposite activities - exercise & computer work - into one productive and efficient activity. The FitDesk Pedal Desk is an innovative product that allows a person to exercise comfortably on a stationary bike while using a laptop computer or playing a video game.

  

COUNTY AWARDED COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION GRANT


 

Health and Human Services Agency Awarded Grant to Help Create a Healthier Community  


   
September 29, 2011 (San Diego) -- The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) was awarded a grant of over $3 million for prevention of chronic disease in San Diego. Today’s grant award has the potential to bring over $15 million to the region over the next 5 years. This is the second largest Community Transformation Grant awarded to a county government in the nation.