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Speaker Nominations Sought for 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series

Healthy Savannah and Enmarket are accepting speaker nominations for the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series, the sixth year for the program that features sessions on nutrition, fitness and tips for living a healthy life.

Program topics have covered a wide range of subject matter discussed by respected experts in the health field. Popular themes have included the correlation between heart health and a healthy lifestyle, blue zones, the benefits of a plant-based diet and other similar issues.

Anyone who has an idea for a health-oriented educational speech should submit the concept to Paula Kreissler at paula@healthysavannah.org. The deadline is Tuesday, January 15.

Applications should include the presenter’s name, title, company and contact information, along with the proposed topic, a description of the speech, sample articles or videos of previous presentations and any supporting materials to demonstrate expertise. Please attach a biography and headshot. All submissions will be reviewed by the Encourage Health advisory board.

Because the events are non-commercial and center on offering health education to the Savannah community, speakers are asked to volunteer their time and not promote any specific product or service in their presentation.

Selected speakers will be announced in March, and the 2019 lunch-and-learn series will kick off on Tuesday, April 30. The other lectures will be held on the following Tuesdays: June 25, August 27 and October 29.

For more information, contact Kreissler at paula@healthysavannah.org.

Girls on the Run, Congressman Buddy Carter, State Representatives and School Leaders Host Press Conference at South Effingham Elementary School

Elected officials, Effingham County school leaders and corporate sponsors will visit South Effingham Elementary School’s Girls on the Run Program on Wednesday, October 17 at 3:00 p.m. The dignitaries will observe the program in action and talk to girls who are participating. South Effingham Head Coach, Kayla Mullins, has two teams of 20 girls and a cadre of enthusiastic and energetic Coaches.

According to Mullins, “Everyone loves Girls on the Run.  The girls are having a blast, being physically active and learning amazing life skills.  I wish there had been something like this when I was growing up.  The South Effingham Elementary family has gotten behind this great program in support of the girls and school district leaders have been enormously supportive.”

The press conference will delve into the program’s impact on the girls and the school community. Congressman Carter and other elected officials support Girls on the Run’s efforts to address physical inactivity, bullying, conflict, negative media messaging and other issues facing young girls entering adolescence.  According to Carter, ““I am looking forward to visiting another Girls on  the Run program as this program helps girls develop self-respect and learn important life skills that will be critical as they grow up. I also hope to learn more about how the program plans to expand so it is able to serve more girls. Thank you to the leaders from the Effingham County Schools for their support of Girls on the Run programming in their system.” 

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Palmetto Plant Eaters Club – Amy Spadafora-Thompson guest speaker on September 5th

The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club is free, open to the public, and meets monthly to teach and support whole-food, plant-based eating. The Club will host Amy Spadafora-Thompson as its guest speaker on Wednesday, September 5th at 6:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry building at 110 Malphrus Road in Bluffton, SC. She will be discussing Iridology and how this methodology is used to interpret the map of unique inner ecology through the iris which reveals how the body is functioning in the present. Each iris shows constitution type, strengths and weaknesses, toxin accumulation, inflammation, the over and underactivity of systems, organs, and glands, and the degeneration of tissues. A welcomed insight for education in one’s practice of self-care and personal wellness empowerment can be gained through understanding and utilizing Iridology.

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TRUEFIT LAUNCHES NEW SMALL GROUP TRAINING PROGRAM

TrueFit Pilates and Training Center locally owned by Jennifer Wolfe has introduced a new Small Group Personal Training Program coordinated by new fitness director, Rachel Cantore, for men and women of all ages and fitness levels.

Cantore’s Small Group Personal Training Program at TrueFit will offer members an opportunity to get individualized attention to exercises and execution in a small group setting. Small Group Personal Training classes provide safe, results-driven training while including a social and fun element, affordability, and tons of class time options to train.

Workouts focus on strength and resistance/weight training with some cardio, and they are structured in a weekly plan so that members work their total body while maintaining variety in their training program. The main portion of the workouts are done in 45 minutes or less allowing members to get in and out and on with their lives. Coaches are available after classes for extra cardio, stretching, and/or questions.

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