Health andamp; Wellness Briefs |

Health andamp; Wellness Briefs

Thursday Feb. 19: 5:30 to 7 p.m., Sierra Family Services, 2690 Lake Forest Road (Second Floor), Tahoe City. Learn to successfully manage your stress around money issues. Personal financial issues are the primary cause of stress and conflict for families, couples and individuals. In this seven-week group, you will learn some basic family financial assessment and organizing skills, giving you more control over your finances. We will also focus on the emotions around money that drive our spending and saving habits. In this supportive environment we will work to improve our abilities to communicate about financial issues and set reasonable goals and strategies for our financial future. Call (530) 581-4054.

Saturday Feb. 21: Sugar Bowl is teaming up with Boarding for Breast Cancer and The HERA Foundation to race and jam for the cure on Feb. 21, 2009. The resort will be holding a rail jam in the Switching Yard Terrain Park. All entry fees from these events will go to help find a cure for breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Sugar Bowl will have many sponsors on hand supporting the cause. Call (530) 426-9000.

Wednesday, March 4, at 6:30 p.m. The Adventure of a Lifetime! An Olympic Swimmers Perspective, Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance (TCHSP), 10710 Donner Pass Road.Debbie Meyer joined Johnny Weismuller, Mark Spitz and Don Schollander when she was named among the worlds best swimmers of the century. At the age of 16, Debbie was the first swimmer to win three individual gold medals during the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City in the 200m, 400m, and 800m freestyle. Debbie held five world records and broke twenty world records. Debbie has been inducted into multiple Hall of Fames, including the US Olympic Hall of Fame and Womens International Sports Hall of Fame and International Swimming Hall of Fame. Debbie is the current coach for the Truckee-Tahoe Swim Team.Come listen and learn the social, physical and mental aspects of the sport from one of the greatest female swimmers of all time! Please call 582-3285. Co-sponsored by Truckee Donner Parks and Recreation.

One month pass is only $50 through Feb. 28. Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance offers group exercise programs, weight loss clinics, nutrition consultations with Registered Dietitians and more. A Fitness Center Pass includes access to cardio and strength machines and more than 20 group exercise classes per week. Month pass is valid for 30 consecutive days from start date. To take advantage of this special Heart Health pass offer, or to learn which program is best for you and your heart, please call 587-3769. Tahoe Center for Health andamp; Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road.

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Know your Numbers: Cholesterol and Glucose. Ask your doctor to check your cholesterol and blood glucose. Elevated cholesterol is a major risk factor for developing heart disease. Elevated glucose can lead to diabetes. Diabetes can cause heart disease, kidney disease and is a leading cause of adult blindness. Terry Klein, RN, CDE.Wednesday, Feb. 25, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The Latest in Heart Health. Dr. Tim Lombard, Cardiologist Offered by Tahoe Forest Health System. To register for these free workshops and for location, please call 582-3285.

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