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Live Well in September: Downtown Farmer’s Market, Bike Rides, Cheese Making, Music, and More!   

Posted by Living Well Team on Sep 9, 2015 9:15:00 AM

Living well is about more than just physical health—it’s about mind and spirit, too. Connect with your Lowcountry community this month through events, volunteer opportunities, classes, festivals and more!

 Wednesdays, September 9, 16, 23 & 30

 

 Downtown Beaufort Farmer’s Market

Join us every week in September at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Pavilion to visit with area farmers and growers and enjoylive entertainment and prepared foods made with local ingredients. For more information, click here.

 

Saturday, September 19

Pickin’ by the River

Spend an afternoon outside (because vitamin D is good for you!) at this free event held at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Acoustic bluegrass, country and folk music. For more information, click here.

 

Tuesday, September 22

Cheese-Making at Home for Beginners

Cheese is a great source of calcium! Learn the basics of making your own cheese at home. All cheeses can be make using common kitchen utensils. Using the concepts explained in class, students will be able to make any type of cheese at home. Students will sample homemade cheeses during class and receive materials to make their first batch of fromage blanc. For registration and more information, click here.

 

Saturday, September 25

Beaufort Library - Annual Waterfront Book Sale

Stimulate your brain with an exciting book! Proceeds from this fundraising event support Beaufort County Library System programming and materials. Learn more here.

 

Pedal 4 Kids

Exercise for a great cause! Pedal 4 Kids Community Ride is the largest bike event in the Lowcountry with 100% of its proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island. The event gives residents and guests of the island an opportunity to join their friends, family and neighbors in a group ride through the island’s beautiful pathways and parks. For more information on the route, click here.

 

Saturday, September 29

5th Annual Exercise-a-thon 

This four-hour event invites everyone to participate in aerobic exercises, including kickboxing, power circuit, spinning, Tabata, yoga, water aerobics and more. To learn more about this event and sign up, click here.

 

September…and Beyond!

Volunteer at Beaufort Memorial

 Volunteering is a great way to help your community live well and make new friends! BMH volunteers can choose from a number of assignments throughout the hospital. The volunteer coordinator works closely with each volunteer to match skills and interests with hospital needs, ensuring a meaningful experience for all. For more information on volunteering at BMH, click here.

 

Did You Know that September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month?

One in three children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Beaufort Memorial Hospital encourages your family to make healthy changes together.

  • Get active outside. Walk around the neighborhood, go for a bike ride or play basketball at the park.
  • Limit screen time (time spent on the computer, watching TV or playing video games) to two hours or less a day.
  • Make healthy meals. Buy and serve more vegetables, fruits and whole-grain foods.

Taking small steps as a family can help your child stay at a healthy weight and live well.

 

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