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As we approach cooler and hopefully wetter weather it is time to think about how we are going to maintain those healthy summer bodies. This Wednesday, Oct. 8 the Southern Humboldt Healing Arts Association, which includes alternative and complementary practitioners, the Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District, and Redwoods Rural Health Center, will hold the Southern Humboldt Health Fair in the Town Square in Garberville.

This year’s theme is “Movement,” which can be a tough goal during those long and dark winter days. So instead of going home or sitting in your car for lunch take a walk and check out the Health Fair. Every year this event seems to not only improve with the quality of practitioners and booths, but it is steadily growing in size. There year there will be over 25 vendors with demonstrations, services and information.

There will be free screenings, demonstrations, entertainment for both adults and children and plenty of healthy drinks and food including pedal-powered smoothies. Also offered will be free acu-treatments, basic health assessments, an acupuncture ear seed clinic around the corner at Sequoia Wellness on Maple Lane, an obstacle course for kids 0-5, short massages for kids through elementary age, carnival games and free dental supplies for kids, women’s support booths, reflexology screenings, bone density screenings, insurance information, free Zyto compass readings and essentials oils, and muscle testing.

Movement classes and presentations will include Kung fu, Capoeira demonstrations, Tabata boot camp, Qi Gong, and chair-centered exercises for elders.

The Blood Mobile will be there accepting your donations. Remember the blood your donate today may save a life tomorrow. Let’s help Southern Humboldt set a record for the most blood donated in a single day.

These kinds of events take an incredible amount of preparation and work by many volunteers. Please take the time to come by the Town Square during the Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For a complete schedule of classes and presentations go to the Southern Humboldt Healing Arts Association web page.

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