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Galveston College
News Release
Friday, July 22, 2011

Lecture Series Healthy Lifestyles For Seniors

Galveston College is offering a lecture series on Healthy Lifestyles for adult seniors. This series of seminars will give insight into the normal aging process; identify chronic illnesses that can result from a faulty lifestyle; and recommend food and stress-reduction techniques appropriate for the senior adult. The cost of each Seminar is $10.00. The seminars are as follows:

The Normal Aging Process

Everyone normally ages more or less identically between the ages of 25-32 years, but from there on the aging process depends to a great extent upon lifestyle. Some 70 percent of premature death and aging is lifestyle related. Faulty lifestyle choices can contribute to illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, lung disease, diabetes and liver disease. No textbook required.

Class will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, September 23.

Foods Beneficial for the Senior Adult

Foods beneficial for senior adults may be different than the foods they have eaten all their lives. This lecture will focus on how the taste of the senior adult changes as they age, the adjustments in diets needed to compensate for these changes, and the nutritional content recommended for them. No textbook required. Class will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 21.

The Effects of Stress

This lecture will focus on the connection between stress and conditions such as food cravings, fatigue, insomnia, depression, obesity, heart disease and other illnesses. More than 80 percent of all visits to doctors in North America are due to stress or stress-related disorders. Stress identification, prevention and reduction techniques appropriate for the senior adult will be emphasized. No textbook required. Class will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 18.

For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

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