Physical Health

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Banks Academy Scores Big in Basketball!

March 30, 2020

Education Extra The Banks Academy Jets Varsity Boys Basketball team played in the ACAA State Championship game for the second time in three years. The Jets won the State Championship in 2018 and finished runner up on Saturday, February 22 2020. During the six seniors’ last three seasons, the Jets won 61 games, averaging 20 …

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Ways to Stay Healthy at Home

March 30, 2020

Healthy Living Times can seem crazy. The unknown is scary. With everyone being panicked around you, how can you stay positive and hopeful for the future when everything seems to be falling apart? Lift your eyes. From the situation. From the stress. From the uncertainty. Lift your eyes to the One who knows, cares, and …

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Professional Soccer Players Train at Hoover Met Complex

March 30, 2020

Special Feature The Hoover Met Complex (HMC) is now the training home of Birmingham’s first and only locally owned and operated professional soccer franchise, Birmingham Legion FC. “In choosing HMC as our 2020 Training Facility, we wanted a high-level complex that has both grass and turf training fields along with excellent locker room amenities. HMC …

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Why Staying Socially Active as You Age Is Good for Your Health

February 29, 2020

Senior Scene Why Staying Socially Active as You Age Is Good for Your Health Although loneliness may not seem like a significant issue, lack of social contact can have a seriously detrimental effect on the emotional and physical health of older adults, who are often most susceptible to isolation. It’s a fact of life that …

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Back by Popular Demand: Free Health & Wellness Event!

February 26, 2020

Healthy Living The Seasoned Adult Ministry of First Baptist Trussville will host its 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Event on Thursday, March 12. A panel of physicians and other healthcare professionals will lecture and answer questions on topics including pain management, hip and knee replacement, heart health, kidney disease, hearing and ENT, weight management, stroke …

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Servant Leader: Vestavia’s Ben Cox

February 17, 2020

Special Feature Cheer on Vestavia’s Ben Cox as he bikes across America for people with disabilities! Cox, a sophomore at Troy University and a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, will bike across America from California to Washington, D.C. in an annual cycling trip called The Journey of Hope. Cox plans to raise $15,000 for …

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From Stressed to Blessed

January 27, 2020

Healthy Living You can have peace regardless of your circumstances. My life was killing me. Every morning, when it was time to get out of bed after a night of not sleeping, I would lie there, preparing myself for all the problems, worries, lack, fear, anger, and resentment that would start chasing me down from …

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Brookdale University Park Offers Daily Physical Activity Programs

December 28, 2019

Senior Scene The New Year always brings new goals no matter your age. Most goals center around eating healthier or exercising more. However, residents at Brookdale University Park execute this goal on a daily basis, since physical activity is one of the six dimensions of our Optimum Life Model. Studies show exercise and physical activity …

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Birmingham’s Successful Walk to END EPILEPSY®

November 18, 2019

Healthy Living “We are so excited that we were able to raise more than $65,000 from participants, teams and event sponsors that will be used to mobilize the community to be part of the fight to END EPILEPSY®,” said Sara Franklin, Executive Director of the Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama. “The Walk to END EPILEPSY is …

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Join the Walk to END EPILEPSY

September 26, 2019

Healthy Living  The Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama will host the statewide Walk to END EPILEPSY® on November 2, 2019 at Railroad Park from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. This family friendly walk brings the community together to affect change through care, advocacy, research and education. Over a lifetime, one in 10 people will have a …

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