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North Lake Tahoe health and wellness announcements

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Content for the weekly Health and Wellness section is selected from e-mail submissions to Bonanza editor Kevin MacMillan at kmacmillan@tahoebonanza.com. Please send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, plus website and contact information.

Free supportive care program In Incline Village

Exercise for Energy, for current and recovering patients. This free six-week class, “Exercise for Energy” is a supportive care program for current and recovering cancer patients: offering guidance, support, and useful tools to return to and maintain health and wellness beginning Jan. 15, 2014. Class will meet Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at IVCH Physical Therapy and Medical Fitness, 333 Village Blvd., Ste. 201, at the corner of Village and Alder, one block from Incline Village Community Hospital.

The class will incorporate strengthening, stretching, breathing, balance, cardio, and wellness education. All classes are supportive, medically managed and taught by health professionals, and will give you the tools you need in a supervised environment.

Prescreening is required. For more information and registration call 775-831-1964, or email mlarson@tfhd.com. The Exercise for Energy program is offered by the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, http://www.TahoeCancerCenter.com.

Protect yourself from cold and flu

Intravenous Vitamin C, or “Myers Cocktail” can knock illness back and keep you going. Either a push or a drip, 5-10 grams of Vitamin C with B-vitamins and minerals is known to be anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal. Followed with homeopathic echinacea and /or Engystol to boost the non-specific immune defense system. Catch the illness early and the IV works even as fast as over night. Dr. Ann Sura has used IV Vitamin C for 15 years to treat flu and illness, such as chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. Get your “Happy Hour B12” shot, cost is $20. Try an add-on for $5 (B-complex and folic acid). Happy Hour, 4-5:30 p.m., Dec. 17. Naturamed, 8130 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, call 530-546-0400 or visit http://www.naturamedtahoe.com.

Camp XTREME

Day camps, grades kindergarten through fifth. Experienced and responsible staff will lead campers on numerous exciting adventures. Campers will enjoy activities, which include swimming, arts and crafts, games, and more — Dec. 23-24, Jan. 2-3, Feb. 18- 21, and April 14-18. Visit http://www.inclinerecreation.com.

Join the American Red Cross

Are you looking for a way to meet new people and give back to your community? Become a volunteer with the American Red Cross. Join the monthly meeting and find out how you can become part of the Red Cross team. The next meeting will be held at the Truckee Tahoe Airport on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Contact Emergency Services Coordinator Tami Martin at 916-709-3416 or Tami.Martin@redcross.org for information.

Community snowshoe full moon hikes

This event encourages exercising in an inter-generational social setting for ages 9+ and is part of the Community Health and Wellness Outreach Initiative. There will be light fare available for those who would like to purchase dinner at the top. Meet at Diamond Peak’s upper parking lot at 5 p.m., return around 9 p.m. Dates: Jan. 19 and Feb. 16, fee per hike at http://www.inclinerecreation.com. Meet at the Diamond Peak Ski Resort Main Lodge.

Call 775-832-1310 for information. Pre-registration is required.

Personal sports training

Incline Village Recreation Center offers individual sport instruction in volleyball, baseball, soccer, softball, basketball. Fees vary depending on sport focus. For more information about individual sport instruction, or to make an appointment call the Sports Office at 775-832-1322. Featured personal sport coaches: volleyball, Tony Graeber, indoor and beach volleyball player and veteran coach of Incline Middle School and IVGID volleyball clinics; soccer, Mike Simon, former indoor and outdoor professional soccer player, 25 years coaching experience, including SNC and Reno team ranked nationally; softball, Kelly Thompson, former outstanding high school/adult travel team player and head coach for Incline varsity softball.

ZUMBA

Mondays, 9:10-10 a.m., Incline Village Recreation Center. This workout fuses Latin and African rhythms with easy to follow dance moves creating a one-of-a-kind fitness program. Expect to burn about 500 calories while having fun. Visit http://www.inclinerecreation.com.

Balance, Ballet Bar, & Flexibility

Tuesdays, 9:10-10 a.m., Incline Village Recreation Center, combined movement classes that promote flexibility, balance, reduce stress, and prevent injury. Visit http://www.inclinerecreation.com.

Shotokan karate

All ages. This class is designed for everyone interested in learning the art of karate. The beginner or the advanced student will be able to make great progress in self-defense and benefit from improved physical and mental health, self-discipline and self-confidence. This is an ongoing class, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:10-8:40 p.m. Cost is $77.50, with IVGID pass $62 for 10-class punch card. Recreation Center, Group Fitness Room, with Gregg Henrikson.


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