Women's Wellness Forum Registration Still Open

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The ninth annual Women's Wellness Forum is scheduled for March 24, but the time to register is now.

This year, the featured guest is author Jill Fleming, who wrote the book, "Thin People Don't Clean Their Plates."

The book, and Fleming's "Thin Choices" program, focuses on lifestyle changes and strategies to lose weight. The strategies are geared to help readers decrease their risk of obesity, cancer, heart disease, depression and premature aging.

As always, the forum is limited to 300 participants. The forum will be held Saturday, March 24, on the Payson High School campus.

The day's program begins with the session, "Your Path to Wellness," an introduction to Qi Gong by Penny Navis-Schmidt, from 7:15 to 7:30 a.m. in the PHS cafeteria.

Qi Gong is an aspect of Chinese medicine involving the coordination of different breathing patterns with various physical postures and motions of the body. Qi Gong is mostly taught for health maintenance purposes.

Registration and a continental breakfast are in the lobby of the PHS auditorium from 7:15 to 7:50 a.m.

Opening remarks, followed by Fleming's keynote address, are from 8 to 8:50 a.m. in the PHS auditorium.

Between 9 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. participants have the opportunity to attend three different breakout sessions, selected from a menu of nine programs:

  • "Get Your Groove Back" with Jill Fleming
  • "Who Has Your Identity?" with Cathy Penrod
  • "Natural Herbs for Health" with Gladys Moreno
  • "Recipes for Letting Go" with Vivian Seville
  • "Beautiful Skin" with Jennifer Hagen
  • "Enjoying the High Country: with Alan "Dusty" Miller, Kathy Patrick-Bass and Hal Bass
  • "Eating well/Thinking Thin" with Gary J. Bedsworth
  • "Footprints to Health" with Cindy Bryant
  • "Get In Shape with Liposuction" with Steven Lee

In her keynote address, Fleming will introduce the day's theme, "Recipe for a New You." Through her breakout session, she will teach attendees how to get their "groove" and passion for life back with just a few simple lifestyle choices.

Some sessions are filled already. Pre-registration is encouraged.

The cost of the Women's Wellness Forum is $10. Funds for scholarships to help others attend the forum may also be made, either with additional money included in an individual's registration or through a gift.

For more information about the Women's Wellness Forum contact the Mogollon Health Alliance at (928) 472-2588 or e-mail healthalliance@qwestoffice.net.

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