Health & Fitness calendar

09/27/2012 12:00 AM

09/26/2012 5:34 PM

TODAY

Better Balance. Learn how to improve your balance with a few simple exercises. 2-3 p.m. Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op Community Learning Center and Cooking School, 1914 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento. $7. (916) 868-6399.

Health Fair at the Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento. Includes flu shots, and medical and dental exams, as well as health information. 2093 Arena Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 329-3502.

SATURDAY

Sacramento Lyme Walk to prevent Lyme disease. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. McKinley Park, 601 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento. (530) 878-9118.

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. 8 a.m. check-in, 9:15 a.m. walk start. Starts and ends at the west steps of the state Capitol, Sacramento. Donation amounts vary. (916) 924-3232.

Health and Economic Wellness Forum hosted by Eta Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc. Health and financial experts will provide information in two panel sessions. Blood pressure screenings and healthy snacks will be available. 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Alpha Kappa Alpha Community House, 3500 second Ave., Sacramento. (916) 276-9892.

SoFitCity 5K/10K Walk and Run benefiting Solano County Library Foundation. 6-7:30 a.m. late registration, 8 a.m. 5K/10K start, 9 a.m. family fun mile start. Solano Mall, 1350 Travis Blvd., Fairfield. $17.50-$37.50. (707) 449-9266.

Kids Growing Strong class for families and caregivers to learn how to inspire children to adopt healthy lifestyles. The topic is garden leader training. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. N. Natomas Library, 4660 Via Ingoglia, Sacramento. Free. (916) 316-5873.

Movement as Medicine class sponsored by Body Joy and BE2BE Yoga and Dance. Get in motion with dance, yoga, expressive art and live drumming. 4-7 p.m. Southside Park, 2115 Sixth St., Sacramento. $25 advance, $30 at the door, $5 children under 15. (916) 267-5478.

Community Health Event and Celebration hosted by Mercy Medical Group and the Sacramento Mountain Lions. Includes health screenings, live entertain- ment, balloon art, face painting, tours of the Dignity Health Medical Plaza and more. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dignity Health Medical Plaza, 8220 Wymark Drive, Elk Grove. (916) 851-2052.

TUESDAY

The diabetic diet is the topic at the Healthy Heart Education Class. Learn the basics of healthy food choices and meal planning for diabetics. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 6555 Coyle Ave., Room 150, Carmichael. Free. (916) 537-5296.

Children and Adults with ADHS – Sacramento meeting with featured speaker Dr. James Margolis, psychiatrist. 7-9 p.m. UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento. (888) 759-9758.

WEDNESDAY

Blood pressure screenings held every Wednesday. 10 a.m.-noon. Lobby of Sutter Davis Hospital, 2000 Sutter Place. Free. (530) 756-6440.

NEXT THURSDAY

Community Cholesterol Screening with lipid and glucose panel. 8-10 a.m. Mercy General Hospital cafeteria, 4001 J St., Sacramento. $25 lipid panel, $30 lipid and glucose. (916) 453-4521.

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