It's February. Shall I ask how your New Years' Resolutions are coming along? Are you eagerly waking half an hour earlier each morning to pursue the calming benefits of yoga before riding your bike to work? Have you completely shunned fast food in favour of organic vegetables and whole grains? Are you reading stimulating literature every evening after enjoying a nutritious home-cooked dinner, having relinquished your grip on the TV remote control? No?
Maybe you hit the snooze button too many times, rush off in the car, then wait impatiently at the drive-thru for an extra-large coffee and some sort of cholesterol soaked sandwich. You leave work at the end of the day exhausted, remembering the kitchen cupboards and fridge are bare. So you hit the fast food drive-thru again, and sink onto the couch when you reach home, summoning the energy to locate the remote and click on the TV. Sound uncomfortably familiar? Perhaps the library can help you renew your commitment to living a healthier life this year!
This Thursday evening, February 9th, Memorial Park Library is hosting "Healthy Eating on a Budget: Meal and Menu Planning." Presented by nutrition technician Jacinta Bonaparte-Sargeant, this program will assist you in learning the basics of great nutrition and put you on the road to better health. This is one in a series of programs being offered at all Calgary Public Library locations in 2012 called "Our Healthy Future." The sessions are focused around several themes: personal health and wellness, family wellness, community cohesion, and environmental health. Through these learning opportunities, we hope to encourage you to build a more vibrant, healthy life.
Register now and check out more health and wellness programs offered at the library!