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February 15, 2013

Health Beat: Kids night at YWCA

Health Beat
Newburyport Daily News

---- — The YWCA of Greater Newburyport is offering a fun Friday for youth in grades 4 and 5 tonight.

From 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the YWCA Pond Street branch, kids can participate in the YWCA’s version of the television show “Minute To Win It!” Do you like a good challenge? How about getting incredibly silly and having tons of fun? Or discovering skills you never even knew you had? Then head to the YWCA.

Pizza will be served and prizes will be awarded to all participants, with special prizes being awarded to our first-, second- and third-place winners. Call the YWCA at 978-465-9922 to register.

Triathlon registration

under way

Never tried a triathlon? Now’s the time with “Tri for the YWCA,” the organization’s annual Indoor Triathlon set for Sunday, March 24, at the YWCA Greater Newburyport, 13 Market St.

Events will include an indoor swim of 10 minutes in 25-yard pool, an indoor cycle of a 25-minute ride on a spin bike, and a run. Weather permitting it will be an outdoor 3K, but in the event of inclement weather, participants will do a 10-minute run on a treadmill or elliptical.

Tri for the YWCA begins at 8 a.m.; following waves start every 30 minutes. The triathlon is for all ages and fitness levels. Enter as an individual and try your best at all three sports or enter as a team and do the sport you like best. Registrants who are not members of the YWCA can pay a $5/visit or “drop-in” fee for swim and bike practice. Register online only: http://www.active.com/running/newburyport-ma/tri-for-the-ywca-2013.

Community yoga tonight

People’s Yoga Co-op will run a community karma yoga class tonight at 6:30. Pay by donation. Tonight, participants can join in Yin Yoga with Kristin Sauve. The class will run until 7:45 p.m. Next Friday, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. will be flowing Vinyasa Yoga with Paula Wilson.

Dyslexia info session Feb. 27

If you or your child have difficulties with reading, decoding, phonemic awareness, writing, spelling, math or attention deficits, dyslexia could be the cause.

New England Dyslexia Solutions is holding a free informational seminar on Wednesday, Feb. 27 that will offer in-depth understanding of what dyslexia is, signs to look for and solutions that help. The seminar will begin at 10 a.m. in Amesbury at Boston North Technology Park on Haverhill Road, building A, conference room, 110.

Registration is required. Call 978-337-7753 or register online at http://ne-dyslexia.com/calendar.html.

Free chronic pain workshop

at YWCA

The YWCA Greater Newburyport and Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley will co-host a chronic pain workshop on Tuesdays, beginning March 12. The free workshop will run through April 16.

The sessions will be held at the YWCA’s 13 Market St. facility from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

The workshop is suitable for individuals who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain, post-stroke pain, multiple sclerosis, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic neck, shoulder or back pain or any other types of ongoing pain.

Participants will learn how to control pain and deal with frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep. The program will offer tips on eating well, starting an exercise program and increasing one’s energy level.

Registration is required. Space is limited. Contact Connie at 978-465-9922, ext. 27.

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