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Summer Guide: Near or far, adventure awaits across Oklahoma

Summer Guide: Near or far, adventure awaits across Oklahoma

There is no more favorite time of the year for young and old than summertime, when just about everyone can get out and explore the wild, beautiful parks and attractions locally and across the state.

Aundria Goree, administrator of community health, talks about a grand the OCCHD has recently received, Tuesday, April 25, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

OCCHD, others receive a federal grant to bridge gap between social, medical care

“Unmet health needs like food insecurity, transportation issues and unstable housing can lead to developing risks for chronic diseases,” she said. “We want to combat individuals increasing their risks of developing chronic diseases through traditional health care with preventable care.”

Metro Tech’s MetroFit Wellness Community OutReach programs offer tai chi, Get Fit, line dancing, kickboxing, yoga and Zumba. (Oklahoma City Community Foundation / provided)

Enrollment ends Monday for MetroFit Wellness Community OutReach classes

In two years, Metro Technology Center’s 12 to 15 weekly MetroFit Wellness Community OutReach classes, made possible in part by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation’s Wellness Initiative, have maxed out. “We offer multiple sessions of tai chi, Zumba, Get Fit, line dancing, kickboxing and yoga,” said Metro Tech wellness coordinator Valerie McMurray-Hopkins. Different classes can

Kristina Duty, Shelley Smith, and Donna Wade pose for a photo at their offices in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Weighed down: Disordered eating adds new problems to many people’s weight-loss journeys

“My advice to those suffering is to realize they have a biological illness that is not their or their family’s fault,” Laura said. “The only cure to the illness is food. Period. Even if the sufferer is not ‘underweight,’ it’s critical to stabilize eating patterns.”

Dr. J. Arden Blough and Chiropractor Todd Farris pose for a photo at Broadway Clinic in Oklahoma City, Monday, Jan. 16, 2016.  Dr. Blough holds a prop representing five pounds of body fat. (Garett Fisbeck)

Weighed down: Weight management, hormones, medication play important roles in weight-loss journeys

“I have a friend who lost 40 pounds in her mid 60s and has maintained for five years, but she’s as obsessed as I am. I don’t want to be there,” Horton said.

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