Many people begin the new year with resolutions — most of which include improving their health. The University Medical Center at Princeton is offering a number of wellness workshops in January designed to help you realize those goals. Prices range from free to $249, and the workshops will be held at different locations throughout the area. Registration is required for some.
Lifesteps Weight Management Program. Registered dietitian Angela Santoro leads a 12-week program that combines proven behavior change techniques with eating and exercise plans that participants will design themselves. Each session includes support, activities, menus, and tips. Mondays, January 5 to March 29, from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. University Medical Center at Princeton, 253 Witherspoon Street, $249. Register: 609-497-4251.
Meet the Docs.The center’s medical advisory board presents screenings and information. Saturdays, January 10 and 31, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center, 1225 State Road. Free, no registration required.
Indian Health Fair. Rao Andavolu, MD, is coordinating this event, which is specifically designed to address the special health needs of the Indian community. The fair features health screening and events of interest to men, women, seniors, and children. Andavolu, director of the blood donor program at the University Medical Center at Princeton, is board certified in blood banking and pathology. Saturday, January 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Durga Mandir Temple, 4240 Route 27, Kendall Park. Free, no registration required.
American Cancer Society’s “Fresh Start” Program. If smoking cessation is your number one New Year’s resolution, a series of four classes for people who are trying to quit smoking may be a good jumpstart. Participants will receive information on strategies for quitting, support and encouragement from others, and information on stress management. Thursdays, January 22 to February 12, offered noon to 1 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the University Medical Center at Princeton. $40; register at 609-497-4480.
New Advances in Headache Management. Ian R. Livingstone, MD, board certified in neurology and author of “Breaking the Headache Cycle,” discusses the biological and lifestyle factors that cause headaches. Robin Boudette, licensed clinical psychologist, presents several techniques to manage and prevent headaches. Monday, January 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center. Free with registration, 609-497-4480.
Nutrition and Culinary Series. Looking for ways to cook healthier? Genero Esposito, chef and owner of That’s Italian in Hopewell, demonstrates how to make filet of sole with steamed brocoli rabe. Tuesday, January 27, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center. Free with registration, 609-497-4480.
Adult and Pediatric CPR. These classes are designed for parents, caregivers, and the general public. The topics include warning signs of a heart attack, stroke, choking, rescue breathing, and cardiac arrest. Adult CPR class takes place on Thursday, January 22, from 9:30 a.m. to noon; Pediatric CPR class takes place on Saturday, January 17, from 9 a.m. to noon. $35 per class.
Since the average person forgets his or her resolutions by January 5, mark these dates on your 2004 calendar and register now. Then you can get on with your other resolutions — whether to volunteer more, make time for yourself, use your gym membership, clean your car or the garage or your closets, get organized, call an old friend, control road rage, or donate clothes to charity.