Health

Coming of Age in America

The reality of our planet is we are an aging society. Soon over half the global population will be over the age of 50. This is unprecedented in human history. What will this mean to society? A new PBS documentary is in the works, Coming of Age in America. It will look at where we live, how we work, and what impact will this have on the world. Watch your local PBS station for broadcast times.

Mental Health Resources

Good mental health is important for everyone and totally necessary to maintain a happy outlook and balanced perspective in these stressful times. Here are some library sources and community resources that can help:

Understanding Mental Health

How to find mental health care for your child by Ellen B. Braaten

How to use herbs, nutrients, & yoga in mental health by Richard P. Brown, Patricia L. Gerbarg, Philip R. Muskin

Mental health, naturally: the family guide to holistic care for a healthy mind and body by Kathi J. Kemper

Mental health disorders sourcebook edited by Karen Bellenir

Diabetes and Service Dogs

When we think of services dogs, the images that come to mind are dogs that help people with physical disabilities. But what may surprise you is that special service dogs can alert families when a loved one has diabetes. Diabetic-alert dogs are trained to detect dangerous drops in blood sugar. To learn more, read this Wall Street Journal article, read a book about service dogs, or read a book about diabetes.

Yoga and Langar

Kundalini Yoga strives to develop strength, awareness, character and consciousness to the purpose of cultivating values, truth and compassion. Join certified teacher Rajwant Kaur Khalsa as we learn this physical and mental discipline on Thursday, January 31 at 5:00 PM. Registration is required. Adults and teens (age 14 and up) welcome. Come with an empty stomach, a full water bottle and a yoga mat or beach towel for your comfort. Rajwant also suggests bringing a throw or sweater to toss over your shoulders as you cool down.

You will work up a great appetite and afterward we have the perfect answer. The Sikh members of the Gurdwara Sahib Singh Sabha at 3310 Canton Center Road have invited us to go to a delicious meal known as Langar. Langar is defined as a common kitchen where food is served to all visitors without distinction of background. It is generously served for free.

This is a great opportunity to work on your 100 Days to Health, become more culturally aware of our neighbors and enjoy a great meal.

Biggest Loser - Buddy Shuh

You have made your commitment to Canton Township's 100 Days to Health. Biggest Loser Contestant, Buddy Shuh shares the triumph of losing 163 pounds while overcoming the grief of losing his baby daughter. Buddy's spiritual journey is told in his book, The Story of Bella. Buddy will be speaking as well as selling and signing copies on Thursday, January 17th at 7:00 PM.

Little Explorers Healthy Kid Demos

Come join the staff of Premier Athletics: Little Explorers as they jump and tumble, dance and sing.  This program incorporates music and games to inspire children to learn and grow both mentally and physically.  Caregivers and their children aged two to five are encouraged to check it out for themselves on Tuesday, December 18 at either 10:00 AM or 2:00 PM.  Please only attend one session. 

Older Adults November 2012

There are benefits you may be missing. The National Center for Benefits Outreach and Enrollment, a National Council on Aging program, provides a checklist for programs and benefits available to Older Adults. BenefitsCheckUp quickly finds federal, state, and private benefit programs available to help you save money on health care, food assistance, prescriptions, utilities, and more.

New Michigan Law Protects Young Athletes

new law will go into effect requiring the state to provide educational training materials for athletes, coaches and parents on concussions. Coaches will be require to remove players from the game if they are suspected of having suffered a concussion and return to the field once a doctor gives a written approval. To learn more, check out one of the health collection's newest book, Ahead of the Game

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