Free health events offered by NBHH

North Big Horn Hospital will also be hosting a free mini health fair called “Hometown Healthy Living” on the first Tuesday of every month, with the first session beginning on March 6. Reduced price blood work will be offered and other health information designed to help individuals maintain a healthy lifestyle. Participants who want to take advantage of reduced price blood work will need to fast for 12 hours prior to certain tests like lipid panels and blood sugar checks. Diabetics should not fast.

A registered dietician will also be available and will speak on various topics, and a different speaker will be featured each month at the fair.

NBHH is also offering a free healthy living program called “Lovell’s Biggest Loser and Healthy Living Program” The program is free to hospital staff and community members and will be led by Dr. Deborah Brackett. The program will take place on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at New Horizons Care Center starting on Feb. 21.

A variety of topics will be covered over a 10-week period including nutrition, healthy cooking, fitness, workout routines that can be done at home, restaurant dining, recommended screenings, cardiovascular health, BMI and glucose index, dealing with stress and negative eating behaviors.

To make things fun, participants will have the opportunity to contribute a nominal amount of cash to a pot of money that will be awarded to the “biggest loser” in the program at the end of the 10 weeks.

For more information contact Janet Koritnik at 548-5240.

By Patti Carpenter