A Healthier U


Does the holiday season bring as much stress as joy to your life?  PEAK is offering a series of workshops to help you enjoy the holidays in a healthy and mindful way. Three 90-minute workshops will be offered in the month of December and will cover a wide range of topics that make up wellness. Upcoming clinics cost $25 each or all three for $50.

Workshops will be held at 383 Colorow Road in the second floor lunch room. Register here.

Upcoming classes:

Healthful holidays — Nutrition: Merry and mindful tools
Tuesday, Dec. 1 | 5:15-6:45 p.m.

Learn how to not only create original, healthy variations and alternatives to the holiday classics, but also learn how to approach your holiday meals so they don’t overwhelm and over-fill you. Come ready to cook, eat and look at the kitchen during holidays in a different, more ‘well’ way.


Healthful holidays — Movement: Effective, efficient and easy
Tuesday, Dec. 8 | 5:15-6:45 p.m.

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Exercise during the holidays? Do people do that? Well, we’re here to say you can and will after you learn what sort of movements not only create a healthy digestion and metabolism, but also create focus, calm and an awareness of your body. Beginners to exercise and hardcore movement addicts will all have something to learn here.


Healthful holidays — Create memories, not stress: Simple meditation and mindfulness for everyone
Tuesday, Dec. 15 | 5:15-6:45 p.m.

Santa hat-presents
The most stressful thing about this time of year is…well, the stress. One definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over again expecting different results. So, let’s try something new this year.

Meditation and mindfulness are not only for the Zen masters. Come and learn very simple tools for creating a calm, presence-filled environment for yourself and for your loved ones this holiday season.


You do Pilates. You go running. You consider yourself to be in good shape. Then, one day, you find yourself out of breath while carrying groceries up a flight of stairs. What is going on?

“It can be normal,” says John Ryan, M.D., a cardiologist with University of Utah Health Care. “This is what we call exertional intolerance. It happens when you elevate your heart suddenly, and your body needs more oxygen.”

Read the full article here.

Do you have herpes? Many of us would feel pretty comfortable answering “absolutely not.” However, a recent report from the World Health Organization finds that if you are under 50, there is a 67 percent chance the answer is “yes.”

Click here to read the story.

For more expert health news and information, visit healthcare.utah.edu/healthfeed.