Monongahela Valley Hospital and Fitness Center Present Annual Living Well Event

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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 and managing their health in general.

The Nutrition and Food Service staff from Monongahela Valley Hospital and staff from the Center for Fitness and Health have teamed up to provide some free, expert guidance.

Called “Living Well Through the Seasons,” this annual event exploring nutrition and fitness will be held Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 1 p.m., at the Mon-Vale HealthPLEX in 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.

“Our goal is 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.”

Using even one or two tips from the presentation can help attendees lead healthier lifestyles.

For more information or to register, call 724-258-1320.

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, Vale-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 and Rostraver.