Health & Fitness

March 28, 2013

Health calendar of coming events

Friday, Teen Yoga for Fitness and Fun


Teen Yoga for Fitness and Fun, learn hatha yoga as a way reduce stress and complement the reading mind. Join Yon Walls; dress in clothes that stretch and bring a yoga mat. 3:30 p.m. Belle Cooledge Library, 5600 South Land Drive, Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-2920.


TBF Racing's Mountain Bike Triathlon, an entry-level off-road triathlon with 200-yard swimming, 6-mile mountain bike and 2-mile trail run. 8 a.m. Granite Beach at Folsom Lake (off Douglas Boulevard), Granite Bay. $60 advance, $70 race day; relay teams: $90 advance, $100 race day. (916) 202-3006 (register online at

The 10th annual Veggie Chase 5K run and kids run, raising funds to support programs that fight childhood obesity. All ages and fitness levels welcome. Dress as a vegetable to be eligible for an iPad raffle. Family Fun Festival and Elk Grove Spring Eggstravaganza to follow race. 8 a.m. 5K race; 9:15 a.m. kids fun run. Elk Grove Regional Park, 10050 Elk Grove Florin Road, Elk Grove. 5K: $30-$35, kids run: $17. (916) 688-6434 (register online at

20th Annual Reach for the Stars, fashion show, lunch and silent auction to benefit the Cancer Wellness Program at QVMC. Fashion show features cancer survivors. Purchase a star in honor of a loved one for $100. Stars will be displayed in a presentation and listed in the program. Reception 11 a.m., luncheon noon. $100. Silverado Resort and Spa Ballroom, 1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa. (707) 257-4044.


Healthy Heart Education Class, offered by Mercy San Juan Medical Center's Cardiac Conditioning Program. A registered dietitian will discuss healthy food choices and meal planning for the diabetic. 10-11:30 a.m. 6555 Coyle Ave. Room 150, Carmichael. Free. (916) 537-5296.


Health Wellness Fair, in recognition of National Public Health Week, featuring free Tdap immunizations; lead poisoning prevention demonstrations; car seat inspections; health check screenings such as blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI; sidewalk CPR; and information related to nutrition, emergency preparedness, environmental health and breast- feeding peer counseling. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Yolo County Health Department, 137 N. Cottonwood St., Woodland. (530) 666-8042.


"Five Tools for Weight Loss Success," with certified weight and wellness coach Pamela Perkins. 6-7 p.m. 3412 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 849-8051.

Community Cholesterol Screening, sponsored by Mercy General Hospital's Cardiac Conditioning Program. Customers will get results in 10 minutes and can speak to cholesterol counselors about their results. 8-10 a.m. Mercy General Hospital – greenhouse, 4001 J St., Sacramento. $30 lipid panel and glucose; $25 lipid panel. (916) 453-4521. By appointment only.


ARTS Museum Tours, designed for people with dementia and their care partners. 10:30 a.m. California Museum, 1020 O St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 792-3281. Registration required.


Obesity and Bipolar Disorder, confronting the truth about health, nutrition and bipolar disorder. Features psychiatrist Dr. Ollie Mack; Marcia Rose, CEO and founder of Bipolar Insights; Melissa Edman, dietetic technician. 7 p.m. Marshall Medical Conference Room, 681 Main St. Rooms 207, 208, Placerville. $35. (530) 642-0859. Registration required at

Yoga for Kids, children ages 6-10 will bring books to life with yoga poses and sequences. Wear comfortable clothes and bring an exercise mat. 2 p.m. Franklin Community Library, 10055 Franklin High Road, Elk Grove. Free. (916) 264-2920.


Fueling for the Athlete: The Basics of Sports Nutrition, presented by REI and PowerBar elite athletes. Learn how to properly fuel and hydrate for outdoor activities with PowerBar elite athletes Cristin Reichmuth and Laura O'Meary. 7-8:30 p.m. Roseville REI, 1148 Galleria Blvd., Roseville. Free. (916) 724-6750.


The Fountain of Youth: Anti-Aging 101, learn how to make anti-aging products with natural substances like honey, beeswax and essential oils. Learn how to perform a daily facial rejuvenation massage. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, 1900 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento. $20-$25. (916) 868-6399. Register at


Walk MS: National MS Society 1-mile/5K walk. Benefits the National MS Society, Northern California Chapter. Participants raise donations prior to walk. 8 a.m. California State Capitol, West Capitol Steps (10th Street, between L and N streets), Sacramento. (800) 344-4867. Register at

APRIL 26-28

California Spirit Festival, more than 30 yoga and wellness teachers offer a weekend of yoga, music, dance, food, and more. Classes, workshops and discussions will be led by regional spirit leaders Janet Stone, Les Leventhal, Diana Vitantonio and more. April 26, 3:30-10 p.m.; April 27, 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; April 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Masonic Temple, 1123 J St., Sacramento. $79-$279. (916) 798-5643. (register online at


The fourth annual Mito Kids 5K Run/Walk, to help raise money for families dealing with the financial burden of mitochondrial disease. Proceeds will also go to Stanford University research for a cure. 9 a.m. El Dorado Hills Town Center, 4364 Town Center Blvd., El Dorado Hills. $20. Registration required at


Superheroes 5K, charity run for participants' desired charity. Runners and walkers are encouraged to dress up like their favorite superhero. Concludes with a live concert, vendor booths, beer garden and more. Kids' quarter-mile and half-mile runs, 8:05 a.m.; Superheroes 5K, 8:30 a.m. Capitol Mall (between Eighth and Ninth streets), Sacramento. $35 through March 31; $45-$55; $65 race day. Registration required at

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