As the fall days provide less and less sunlight, and food-laden, sometimes stressful holidays loom on the horizon, many people may be concerned about gaining weight this winter and managing their health in general.
The Nutrition and Food Service staff from Monongahela Valley Hospital in Carroll Twp. and staff from the Center for Fitness and Health in Rostraver have teamed up to provide some free, expert guidance.
Called “Living Well Through the Seasons,” this event exploring nutrition and fitness will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Mon-Vale HealthPLEX at WillowPointe Plaza in Rostraver.
The event is free and open to the public. Experts will discuss simple ways to achieve fitness and health benefits such as low-fat nutrition tips, stress management and healthy holiday eating. Cooking demonstrations will also be included as part of the presentations.
“We try to give our participants an interactive opportunity to learn how to prepare healthy foods, decrease stress and build activity into their daily schedules,” said Michele Pfarr, clinical nutrition manager at MVH. “These (lessons) are useful not only during the holiday season but all year long.”
“We want people to understand that we’re here as a resource,” said Ms. Pfarr, RD, LDN, who has worked at MVH for 10 years.
For more information or to register, call Denise Muzina at 724-258-1320 or Ms. Pfarr at 724-258-1126.
MVH and the Mon-Vale HealthPLEX are part of the Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. family, which also includes Healthy Directions walk-in heath care center at Finleyville Giant Eagle, Val-U-Health, Inc. in Rostraver, The Residence at Hilltop personal care community, Monongahela Medical Supply Company, The Center for Children’s Rehabilitation, and the Valley Outpatient Rehabilitation offices in Monongahela, Charleroi and Rostraver.