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Arden Hills Presents Wellness Seminar on Aging

Arden Hills Presents Wellness Seminar on Aging

As time marches on, change is inevitable and aging is just part of the journey of life.  Both sudden and gradual changes in our minds and bodies are often accompanied by challenges but also with gifts that are frequently overlooked. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend a special "Wellness Education Seminar: Aging -- a Continuation of Change" on Wednesday, July 10, from 6 to 7 p.m.  Guests will have the chance to listen to an expert guest speaker who will provide a fresh perspective and helpful tips to manage and embrace future changes so we will all age gracefully.

For more information about this special Wellness Education Seminar at Arden Hills, please call 916-482-6111 or visit www.ardenhills.net
 

How visual attention affects the brain

How visual attention affects the brain

New work at the University of California, Davis, shows for the first time how visual attention affects activity in specific brain cells. The paper, published June 26 in the journal Nature, shows that attention increases the efficiency of signaling into the brain's cerebral cortex and boosts the ratio of signal over noise.

It's the first time neuroscientists have been able to look at the behavior of synaptic circuits at such a fine-grained level of resolution while measuring the effects of attention, said Professor Ron Mangun, dean of social sciences at UC Davis and a researcher at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain.

Our brains recreate an internal map of the world we see through our eyes, mapping our visual field onto specific brain cells. Humans and our primate relatives have the ability to pay attention to objects in the visual scene without looking at them directly, Mangun said... Read More

2nd Annual Sweatin' for McKinley

2nd Annual Sweatin' for McKinley
2nd Annual Sweatin' for McKinley
08-17-2013 - 08-17-2013
Action Boot Camps: Train Hard or Go Home
http://www.trainhardorgohome.com/Sweatin-for-McKinley.html
Admission: $5 *Boot Camp: Pre-sale $15-$20; Day of event $25 
 
(916) 736-3130
 
http://www.trainhardorgohome.com/Sweatin-for-McKinley.html
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Susan B Anthony Women's 5K Walk/Run

Susan B Anthony Women's 5K Walk/Run
Susan B Anthony Women's 5K Walk/Run
 
08-10-2013 - 08-10-2013
 
Capital Road Race Management
http://www.chipsrunning.com/sba5k/
 
Admission: General $25 ($35 after July 13) Starving Students Discount (Age 0-22) $15 *The first 450 women registered receive a cool blue tech shirt with the Susan B logo *Online registration closes Wed, Aug 7 at 11:59pm *Kids sign up for the ½ miler on race day
 
http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=19638
 
Start Time(s): Kids' 1/2 Miler 8am 5K 8:30am    
Founded in 1976, the Susan B Anthony (SBA) 5K gives women runners and walkers the opportunity to compete strictly against other women.
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Arden Hills Presents Wellness Seminar on How to Fuel for Health & Fitness

Arden Hills Presents Wellness Seminar on How to Fuel for Health & Fitness

Mark your calendar to attend a special Wellness Education Seminar at Arden Hills happening this Wednesday, June 5 at 6 p.m. focused on an interesting (and often misunderstood) topic: “Pre & Post Workout Nutrition: Fueling for Health & Fitness!” 

Arden Hills’ Registered Dietitian Jackie Barcal will shed light on what the best foods are to eat before, during and after workouts to improve performance and expedite recovery.  Pre and post workout food samples will also be available for tasting.

For more information about this special Wellness Education Seminar at Arden Hills, please call 916-482-6111 or visit www.ardenhills.net
 

2013 Weekly Challenge #22: Build a New Healthy Habit

2013 Weekly Challenge #22: Build a New Healthy Habit

Your challenge this week is to create a new healthy habit (or break an old unhealthy one). Here's a great article on the topic:

"Research has proven that it takes 21 days to form a habit. Habits are an essential part of our life, without them we would fail in most things we try to accomplish. They help us to reach specific goals, stay focused along the way and keep on pushing when the going gets touch. At the same time, non-supportive habits can keep us from moving forward or even hurt our well-being. As Dr. Andrew Weil says, anything you do with repetition and emotion will become your reality. If you’re not satisfied with your current experience, examine your habits.

Athletes know too well how important it is to stick to habits, especially in training. But most people struggle with their day to day practice of habits and if you are one of them fear no more... Read More

Meet Tilly a therapy dog at Sutter Roseville

Meet Tilly a therapy dog at Sutter Roseville

Tilly, a big shaggy black Newfoundland dog, ambles into Sutter Roseville Medical Center by the side of her owner and handler, Sherri Smith. The two are visiting patients in the medical center to bring some comfort and happiness to an otherwise routine medical stay. 

The program is a new service within Sutter Roseville Medical Center’s Auxiliary Volunteer Services. Tilly and Sherri became members of the hospital Auxiliary in order to participate in the pet therapy program.

Five year old Tilly, who is friendly and calm, fits the criteria for a therapy dog as she does very well in strange settings.  Even so, she had to undergo training to be a therapy dog and afterward had to pass a test for certification. 

Tilly began visiting patients three years ago at Ohio State University Medical Center where she was the first dog to visit patients in the medical center’s burn unit.