MARCH 6 REC REPORT: The benefits of a healthy lifestyle in Grand Forks

The Grand Forks Aquatic Centre will offer advice on nutrition and health eating choices, March 12 and 13.

Healthy eating is fundamental to good overall health.

It is also important for healthy development, from the pre-natal and early childhood years to stages later in life.

Healthy eating is equally important in reducing the risk of many nutrition-related chronic diseases.

Use Canada’s Food Guide to help you and your family learn about food groups, serving sizes and making healthy food choices.

You can stop by the Grand Forks Aquatic Centre lobby on Tuesday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 13 between 8:30 and 10 a.m. with your health related concerns.

People will be on hand to offer some great health advice on nutrition and healthy eating choices and also offering free blood pressure checks.

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Circuit weight training offers a great full-body workout combining light weights and cardio, using free weights and stationary cardio equipment. This exercise format has become so popular with the public that the department has increased the programming.

We have now scheduled a new moderate circuit class on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8 to 8:45 a.m.

You can use your membership pass or pay a drop-in fee each time you attend.

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The Shape Up for 2013 spring circuit training program is a registered program that commits you to your fitness for the duration of eight weeks.

The spring session will be held on Tuesday and Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. in the aquatic centre fitness room starting April 9 and running until May 30.

Registration fee is $75 and deadline to register is April 2.

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You can gain strength and mobility through low-impact exercises when you participate in Aquafit classes.

The spring evening Aquafit program will be held on Monday and Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. starting April 8 and going until May 29.

Registration fee is $70 for 15 sessions and deadline to register is April 2.

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The Babe Ruth and Cal Ripken Baseball organization will be at the Grand Forks Aquatic Centre pool lobby on Saturday, March 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. for 2013 season registration.

For details on spring programs, view the March brochure at www.rdkb.com or you can give the recreation office a call at 250-442-2202.