WNC Wellness review: Why exercise should be fun; Active Aging Day; breast-cancer-month events

• MX Wellness feature: Moving for the fun of it:

Exercise can be fun. In fact, some folks argue that it’s better for you if is fun. ‘Many people workout because the feel they have to,’ says Corey Sinyai, a professional fitness trainer and Pilates instructor at Happy Body, a new studio in south Asheville. ‘It becomes a whip, rather than a self nurturing activity. The people who stick with regular exercise do so because its fun and feels good to do it.’” – [Jacquelyn Dobrinska, Mountain Xpress] 

NC to receive $2.5 million for primary care education:

North Carolina will receive $2.5 million for primary care education. The grants will support family medicine, general internal medicine, and general pediatrics programs, including curriculum development, faculty development, didactic and community-based education, and training in underserved areas for primary care residents, pre-doctoral students, interdisciplinary and inter-professional graduate students, and physician assistant students.” – [North Carolina Medical Society] 

• Citizen-Times joins effort to “make a dent” in breast cancer deaths:

This month, the Asheville Citizen-Times and a host of other groups and organizations will be concentrating on tackling a very real primal fear: the specter of breast cancer.” – [Asheville Citizen-Times]

• Active Aging Day encourages healthy habits in elderly:

The North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement celebrated Active Aging Week with an all-day event promoting health and wellness for senior citizens. ‘This event was started to get seniors moving and eating healthier,’ event organizer Sally Mundt said.” – [The Blue Banner]

• Children, hospital staff focus of flu shots in Asheville area:

The Buncombe County Department of Health starting next week will hold a series of vaccination clinics in school districts around the county for children, teachers and their families.” – [Asheville Citizen-Times]

Lifetime’s TV show helps Asheville’s Marcy Gallagher mark breast cancer fight milestone:

Marcy Gallagher will get a unique opportunity to spread her message of female empowerment during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which starts today. She will be featured on reality TV this October, asking women to take charge of their health by performing breast self-exams.” – [Asheville Citizen-Times] 

• Pardee delays vote on joint venture:

Pardee Hospital board members did not hold a vote Wednesday afternoon on the hospital’s proposed joint venture with Mission Hospital, but they did agree to allocate $3 million for the project in the upcoming budget.” – [BlueRidgeNow]

• Less sewage leaking in Buncombe County

Just a decade ago, sewer lines in many parts of Buncombe County were more rancid sieves than solid pipes. […] A decade later, much has changed. The French Broad no longer has the odor or look it used to, says Thompson who recalls a ‘smellier and dirtier’ river. That in large part is due to a massive drop in leaks from pipes controlled by the Metropolitan Sewerage District of Buncombe County, according to a new report given to Asheville City Council members.” – [Asheville Citizen-Times]

• Baby carrots rebranded as junk food:

As a group, they [carrot farmers] hired an advertising agency that has landed on a strategy of promoting the root vegetable as if it were junk food. Most notably, they sell baby carrots in plastic bags that explicitly reference processed snacks, like Doritos. ” – [NYTimes]

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About Wade Inganamort
• Partner / Digital publisher @ Hukilau.us • Heavy reader, screenwriter, and information liaison currently enjoying the small-town life in North Carolina •

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