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Energetic physical movement set to today’s hottest music is the way to describe Junior Jazzercise, created by Jazzercise founder Judi Sheppard Missett. The specialized program for children in grades 1-5 introduces children to the world of dance, music and fitness.
Every Session includes today’s hottest music, easy-to-follow dance steps, games, relay races, health and nutrition education, and an end of session dance performance. Junior Jazzercise is designed to improve body control, flexibility, coordination and cardiovascular endurance. Based on sound principles of exercise and dance physiology, Junior Jazzercise classes offer a high-energy workout with an emphasis on physical fitness.
Junior Jazzercisers develop a strong sense of accomplishment and build a better self image through their participation in the program. A non-competitive atmosphere allows them to relax and work together toward a common goal.
Certified instructor Ashley Ballard will be teaching Junior Jazzercise classes Fridays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at Jazzercise Paris Fitness Center located at 2750 East Price behind Super Tan and Peeples Insurance on Collegiate Street. The session will run for 12 weeks beginning September 2 and ending November 18. Registration is limited and now open!
For more information, please call (903) 737-8679 or visit jazzercise.com or call 1(800) FIT-IS-IT.
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Certified yoga instructor and owner of Everyday Yoga in downtown Paris, Jenny Wilson, just returned from teaching a week-long yoga workshop at the prestigious Chautauqua Institution in western New York.
Chautauqua Institution was founded in 1874 around four pillars: arts, education, religion and recreation. It has held a summer season very year since then and is listed as a National Historic Landmark District. In addition to daily lectures and performances by the symphony, ballet, theater and opera companies; the Institution also offers a school of Special Studies. It was through the Special Studies program that Ms. Wilson taught her yoga classes.
Ms. Wilson was born in Chautauqua and spent her summers on Chautauqua Lake. “It was a great honor and a privilege to teach yoga at a place that means so much to me and my family. My students were wonderful, and I know that the experience has helped me grow as a yoga instructor,” she stated.
Those interested in increasing their flexibility, reducing stress and building strength through yoga can come to Everyday Yoga classes on Monday and Thursday mornings at the PCT Center (115 Clarksville Street) in downtown Paris. There are no joining or membership fees and the one hour, mixed-level classes are only $5. For more information, visit the website at www.everydayyogaparis.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paris Regional Medical Center (PRMC) broke ground today on a 31,000 square-foot expansion project that is part of the phased approach to transitioning all acute care services to the hospital’s North Campus.
“We are thrilled about the expansion of our North Campus. As part of the second phase of our three-step process, the transition of acute care services to one location will better accommodate the needs of our region,” said Bill Porter, CEO of Paris Regional Medical Center. “We thank the community, hospital staff, volunteers and medical staff for their support, and know this would not be possible without them.”
Completion of this phase of expansion is slated for late summer 2012. The expansion will complete the transition of all acute care services to the North Campus and provide northeastTexasand southeastOklahomawith better coordinated services and strengthened quality of care. Expansion and renovations of the facilities will encompass the following components:
“The expansion and renovations will allow us to provide better coordinated healthcare services to our region for many years to come. We are fortunate to be in a position to be able to reinvest our resources into the community where it will strengthen our quality of care,” said Bobby Walters, Chairman of the Board. “PRMC strives to ensure patients are receiving the best services and the North Campus expansion will offer both convenience and the highest quality of care.”
The North Campus is located just off ofLoop286 at865 DeShong Drive. The global architectural firm for the expansion project is HOK and the construction group isNashville,Tenn.based Batten & Shaw Inc. Work on the expansion project will begin immediately.
PRMC is committed to providing employees, physicians and the community with up-to-date information on the transition process. To follow the progress of the move, the community is invited to visit www.prmcnorthwardbound.com regularly.
About Paris Regional Medical Center
Paris Regional Medical Center offers some of the most comprehensive health and wellness care in Northeast Texas and Southeast Oklahoma. Its campuses have more than 300 beds combined and offer general acute-care services including cardiovascular, women’s health, rehabilitation, surgical, gero-psychiatric and pediatric services. For more information, go to www.parisrmc.com.
About Essent Healthcare
Essent Healthcare was founded in 1999 with the mission to own and operate community hospitals essential to their communities and to provide them with the financial resources and the expertise they need to grow. Essent owns hospitals in Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Texas. For more information, go to www.essenthealthcare.com
Due to the record breaking heat wave we are experiencing in North Texas, the Army Corp of Engineers released the following Notice: DUE TO PROLONGED DRY, HOT CONDITIONS, SWIMMING IN LAKES, PONDS, OR STREAMS MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF EXPOSURE TO HARMFUL ORGANISMS.
However, it is important to note that there have been no incidents at Pat Mayse or any other area lakes. Blake Cannon, the Park Ranger at Pat Mayse Lake, stated that “there are no unusual precautions at the lake currently.” Blue green algae can cause sickness if ingested and they routinely test for blue green algae (none present currently) and watch for visual signs as well. He adds “You should always rinse after being in the lake any time.”
Blue green algae are microscopic organisms that are naturally present in lakes and streams. Most blue green algae aren’t toxic, but toxins harmful to humans and animals can be produced in some algae blooms. The algae grows extremely fast when it’s hot and the only way to get rid of blue-green algae is wait for cooler temperatures and wind.
Several lakes in Oklahoma have tested positive for elevated levels including Lake Hefner and Lake Overholser in Oklahoma City and the Grand River Dam Authority discouraged people from swimming in Grand Lake after blue green algae was found there earlier this month. The algae has also been found at Eufaula, Fort Gibson and Keystone lakes. Several lakes in Kansas have also been closed due to high blue green algae levels caused by high temperatures.
If a potential algae bloom is spotted, avoid that area and report it to the local project office. If you or your pet experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, skin rash, eye irritation, respiratory symptoms or other unexplained illness, call your doctor or veterinarian.
Although no lakes in Texas have been closed due to high levels of blue algae, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says it’s getting more and more calls about fish kills in North Texas as triple-digit temperatures persist. “Unless the weather pattern changes in the near future, we expect to see more issues with fish kills as August rolls in,” said Tom Hungerford, an inland fisheries biologist with Parks and Wildlife. At Lake Ray Hubbard, thousands of freshwater drum and blue and channel catfish and freshwater drum have been found dead, said Melissa Dudley, another biologist. The suspected cause is low oxygen levels in the water. Another fish kill has been reported at Kimzey Park in Colleyville. That one is probably attributable to a combination of low oxygen and a blue-green algae bloom.
Perhaps more of a concern to users of Pat Mayse Lake right now is the fact that the lake is about 2 feet below normal, but is still in good shape for skiing and fishing; however, without rainfall, the lake will continue to drop.
by Suzanna Coyle, co-owner of Vital Beet
The use of herbal supplements for their therapeutic and beneficial qualities is more popular now than ever, and sometimes confusing and broad when looking to treat specific health issues. Taking an herbal remedy along with a healthy diet and lifestyle can be amazingly helpful with your search for an alternative to pharmaceutical medications. As always, you should check with your doctor for advice when combining herbal supplements along with medications you may be taking. Each month we will focus on a single herb, its benefits, and its application methods. This month: Alfalfa.
When thinking of alfalfa your mind most likely wanders to the Little Rascal’s kiddo. While funny, its not who or what we are going for here. Alfalfa is one of the most mineral-rich foods known to man and provides virtually all known vitamins. Amazing grass! It comes in many forms, including liquid, pill, tablet, tea, and of course the sprouts you see at the grocery store in the produce section. All of the minerals it provides are in a balanced form, which means the body readily accepts them and have a neutralizing effect on the intestinal tract. This grass is a perfect source of chlorophyll which makes it good for fasting and everyday nutrient content. Alfalfa is used for human as well as livestock consumption due to its nutritional value. This has been a widely debated and hot bed of discussion for the last 6 years, seeing as some production of alfalfa is being genetically modified. We encourage everyone to do their own research on genetically modified seeds and form your own opinion on their environmental and physical impact on today’s society. It’s just a good idea to know what we are putting into our bodies and soil.
The health benefits this wonderful stuff provides is a long list! It has been shown to aid on the healing of intestinal ulcers, liver disorders, gastritis, eczema, asthma, hemorrhoids, high blood pressure, anemia, body and breath odor, constipation, infections, bleeding gums, and athlete’s foot. Alfalfa is also used widely as a treatment for gout with much success. Effectiveness of this herb is also shown with lowering cholesterol, kidney conditions, bladder and prostate issues, and increasing urine flow. The method of ingesting alfalfa is completely up to the individual taking it, although liquids go straight into your system versus a pill that takes time to dissolve. We generally recommend liquids for just this reason.
Here at Vital Beet, we try to carry all forms of every herb and be well versed in our knowledge of these amazing plants. Please feel free to come in with all questions regarding any health issue or everyday maintenance for our complex systems we call our human bodies. Think healthy, live better, be happy!!