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Tahoe Truckee Health & Wellness announcements

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Health and wellness briefsSend your health itemContent is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. Submissions are published in the print edition news space permitting. To enter an event online, visit http://www.sierrasun.com, locate the event calendar. Click on submit an event, follow instructions. Keep event description to 50 words.Students, free Jazzercise for youCome and try Jazzercise for two weeks free, for new students who are full-time residents.Jazzercise combines aerobics, strength training with weights and tubes, and stretching for a fun, total body workout. Easy-to-follow, with current hot music. Classes are held at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. Monday through Saturday, 8:45 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 p.m. For more information call Ginny at 530-546-7745.Nourish the teen brainEven though the brain has completed most of its growth by adolescence, it continues to make vital connections. This is another window of opportunity for brain growth when a healthy diet is important. However, adolescence may be a period when there is a lack of essential fatty acids in the diet. There are several reasons for this deficiency: adolescents tend to eat a lot of saturated fat foods and foods that contain hydrogenated fats. Young athletes often restrict their fat intake in order to keep fit and trim. When they cut out fat, in general, they also cut out healthy fats. Teen brains need more fish and fewer fries.Join us at NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine in Kings Beach on Thursday Aug. 23, 6-7 p.m. for a presentation on Raising Healthy Kids. Childcare provided. Due to limited seating and a need to plan for childcare, RSVP required at 530-546-0400.Sierra Cosmetic open houseAs summer winds down the effects of sun and high desert air can begin to take their toll on skin. To combat summer’s effect on the skin Sierra Cosmetic Laser is hosting an end-of-summer open house on Wednesday Aug. 22, 5-7 p.m. Sierra Cosmetic Laser’s talented staff and resident physician’s assistant Rebecca Cordero will be on hand to highlight the benefits of laser treatment. Cordero will discuss three of the most effective and affordable laser treatments available. Wine and light appetizers will be offered at this free event. All open house attendees will be entered in a prize drawing. The winner will be able to choose from collagen stimulation, a one-hour facial, a one-hour massage or a gift pack of Eminence products and a discount card for buying 10 sunspot removals, getting five for free.Sierra Cosmetic Laser offers laser, spa services, Botox, fillers and more at their one-stop day spa housed in a beautifully renovated building which sits at the far western end of historic downtown Truckee, just above Burger Me!. Sierra Cosmetic Laser is located at 10448 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. For more information, visit sierracosmeticlaser.com, call 530-587-0198 or “Like” Sierra Cosmetic Laser and Spa on Facebook.Weekend Yoga Workshop with Bill FolkmanTrails Within, a yoga and wellness center, will host a weekend yoga workshop taught by Truckee favorite, Bill Folkman, Saturday, Aug. 25 and Sunday, Aug. 26 in Graeagle, Calif.Saturday: Explore the loops of the pelvis and kidneys while gaining an understanding and refinement of energetic and structural alignment. Look inward to find your Uddiyana Bandha. Expect a fun afternoon filled with a potpourri of poses. Sunday: Revolve and evolve around the deepest part of you, in a mixed levels afternoon practice that will open your hips and make space for your true potential to unfold. Both sessions are suitable for students of all levels; everyone is welcome.For information on the workshop and to register, go to http://www.trailswithin.com or email info@trailswithin.com. Call 530-836-1500. Graeagle is located about 50 miles north of Truckee on Highway 89. Once you reach Graeagle the studio is right in the middle of town at 7481 Highway 89, #111.Titleist Performance Institute’s physical assessmentThe TPI physical assessment identifies any physical restrictions that may limit your golf swing as well as potential causes for pain. If you’ve been battling pain during the round or feel your swing is limited due to a physical restriction, or just want to hit the ball further, the TPI assessment can help you.This complete array of tests is usually reserved for the best golfers in the world. In 2011, 31 out of 41 tour winners had a Titleist Performance Institute team. Benefits include: Increased club head speed, power, distance and control; improved flexibility (minimum 50 percent improvement within four to six weeks); better posture, balance, and alignment; increased strength, endurance, cardio and flexibility and core, isolated and functional strength.The body plays a large role in the range of motion, stability, strength, and power factors to produce optimal efficiency, accuracy, control and distance in your golf swing. Practice “10 great exercises for my golf swing” Sept. 11 7 p.m. Fee for part 1 and 2, bring shorts and tank top. Seminars will be presented at Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District, 8924 Donner Pass Road, call 530-582-7720. For additional questions call Dr. Barry Triestman, D.C., 530-550-1688 or truckeechiropractor.com.Power boat safety escorts are neededThe Tahoe Fall Classic Paddleboard Race is the longest (22 miles) inland paddleboard race in the world, on Sept. 16, 2012. The race starts at Camp Richardson Marina, South Lake Tahoe and finishes in Kings Beach, North Lake Tahoe. Volunteers please contact Phil Segal at Phil@tahoepaddle.com or 530-386-1676.Celiac disease and gluten free living support groupLed by: Betsy Taylor, registered dietitian. Are you or is someone you love gluten intolerant? Learn about healthy ways to be gluten free, and how to navigate safely in your eating experiences! Share your gluten-free journey, and support others who are new to this life-long eating commitment. It can be a challenge to stay gluten free, but there are many effective and enjoyable ways to overcome these obstacles. This group meets once a month at 5:15 p.m., beginning Monday, Sept. 24. This support group is offered as a community service and is free of charge. Meetings take place at the Tahoe Center for Health & Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.For more information call the 530-587-3769, email tchsp@tfhd.com or visit http://www.tfhd.com.Volunteers Needed for Community Drug Take-back DayThe Tahoe Truckee Future Without Drug Dependence (TT-FWDD) Coalition is looking for community volunteers who would like to help with an Rx Drug Take-back Event scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Truckee and Tahoe City. The Rx Drug Take-back Event is designed to provide the community with a safe, convenient, and free method to drop off unused, expired, or unwanted medications. At previous take-back events, Tahoe-Truckee has collected and disposed of more than 500 pounds of prescription medications, helping to prevent youth drug abuse and the contamination of our waterways. If interested in volunteering at this event, learning more about it or the TT-FWDD Coalition; please contact 530-546-1924, FWDD@ttcf.net, http://www.ttfwdd.com.