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The Secrets of Inflammation
with Theresa Freeman, PT, LMT, CHC
Join us to learn about the hot topic of inflammation and how it can affect our health and wellness.
What is it? How do we know if we have it? What can we do to control it with what and how we eat?
Let Theresa help answer some of these questions. We will touch upon how inflammation is affected by sugar, the glycemic index of foods, and digestion. You will learn some simple, user friendly tips on how the food you eat impacts health and wellness.
Theresa will share some information about her personal and professional experience with inflammation. You will learn how making small changes to your diet can improve your health and prevent disease.This class will be held online over the platform Zoom. You will receive an invitation for the class in your email before it begins.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Evening Session
with Molly Montgomery, LCPC
The eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program is designed to help you cope more effectively with both long and short term stressors. Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn from the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, MBSR has been scientifically proven to enhance the ability to manage and reduce pain levels, and improve focus, resilience and the capacity to recover more quickly from challenging life events.
Instruction involves mindful meditation practices, discussion, gentle stretching and yoga (appropriate for all ability levels).
For more information on the class and requirements, visit www.mainehealth.org/LRC.
Please note all 8-week MBSR class participants must attend an Orientation ahead of each session as well as an All-day Saturday retreat toward the end of each session
- Spring Orientation is Tuesday, Apr. 7, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
- Spring Retreat is Saturday, May 16, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Summer Orientation is Tuesday, June 30, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
- Summer Retreat is Saturday, Aug. 15, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia
with Alzheimer's Association
Alzheimer's is not normal aging. It's a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.
Join us to learn about:
- The impact of Alzheimer's
- The difference between Alzheimer's and dementia
- Alzheimer's disease stages and risk factors
- Current research & treatments available to address some symptoms
- Alzheimer's Association resources
Pump Up Your Pelvic Floor
with Susan Ramsey, PT, MA
Did you know that regular pelvic floor muscle exercises can help:
- Improve bladder and bowel control
- Decrease pain during labor and childbirth
- Improve recovery from gynecological surgery, prostate surgery, and childbirth
- Increase sexual sensation
- Increase social confidence and quality of life
This class will teach participants how to find, feel, and move their pelvic floor muscles. We will learn specific exercises to strengthen and relax the muscles and how to incorporate those exercises into a daily routine. This class is open to men and women of all ages and stages of life, including pregnancy.
Advanced Pelvic Power
with Susan Ramsey, PT, MA
This class is designed for people who have already taken the 'Pump Up Your Pelvic Floor' class.
Now that you know how to find, feel, and move your pelvic floor muscles, it's time to apply that knowledge to exercise. In this class, you will learn a core exercise sequence that you can do at home. You will also learn how to use your core during other types of exercise, like yoga, weight training, and more.