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Tahoe Forest Health System: Keeping the community strong

Brought to you by the Tahoe Forest Health System and the California Orthopaedic Association Saturday, April 17, 10 a.m.-noon, Tahoe Forest Hospital in the Eskridge Conference Room, 10121 Pine Ave., Truckee.

Many people have firsthand experience with low back pain. Believe it or not, after the common cold, low back problems are the most frequent cause of lost workdays in adults under the age of 45. Bad posture and excess weight can contribute to low back problems, but typically when lower back pain occurs it is caused by one of two things and#8212; poor conditioning or improper use. Understanding your spine and how it works can help you understand why you have low back pain. Treatment falls into one of three categories: Medications, physical medicine and surgery. A healthy lifestyle is the best start to prevent back pain.

For more information on and#8220;Keeping your Back Strong and Fitand#8221; attend a Public Forum co-sponsored by the California Orthopaedic Association, an association of orthopaedic surgeons, and Tahoe Forest Health System

Registration is free, but space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to RSVP, call the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance at 587-3769.

In addition, orthopaedic experts will discuss: Boomeritis and#8212; Bone and joint injuries in the lower and upper extremities in the Boomer population; Pediatric Sports Injuries and#8211; Kids Get Hurt Too; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Total Joint Replacement.

Presented by Jill Whisler, MS, Registered Dietitian

No matter what your sport, learn good tips to maximize your performance. Why is nutrition so important to performance? What do you need to be getting when your intensity is increasing? Food, water, gel, bars – How much do you really need to maintain your endurance? Find out Wednesday, April 14, 6 p.m., Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Call 587-3769.

A free month-long fitness challenge of 10,000 steps every day in May. Challenge yourself, your friends, your coworker. There are weekly fitness tips and prizes. Everyone may participate: Parents, children, teenagers. All Truckee and North Lake Tahoe residents are encouraged to join.

Call 587-3769 or stop by the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Registration is free and pedometers can be purchased at the center. Participate in the individual or team challenge. Get active, get moving and get walking.