Contributed by Brandi Fitch
As the holidays approach, we are once again tempted with the delicious turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie that comes with a Thanksgiving meal. How are we supposed to stay healthy and active when those Thanksgiving delicacies are staring at you from that table across the room? Add in the stress from holiday shopping, cooking, and busy schedules, and it is easy to get into a lazy slump during the winter season. It is important to recognize the free events offered in Franklin County during November to help you improve your overall health and avoid temptations.
Diabetes Health Fair: Featuring blood glucose testing, A1C testing, foot exams, diabetic retinal exams, blood pressure testing, light snacks and giveaways. A $250 value for FREE. Keystone Family Medicine, 820 5th Ave, Chambersburg. Saturday, November 16, 9am-12pm
Grocery Store Tours: If you are living with diabetes, eating a healthy diet is an important part of managing your disease. Join us for a free grocery store tour led by a health educator. Learn how understand food labels, calculate carbohydrate servings, and shop for better meal and snack options.
•Greencastle: 6-8 p.m. Nov. 12, 2019, Martin’s, 500 N. Antrim Way, Greencastle
•Chambersburg: 6-8 p.m., Nov. 18, 2019, Giant, 925 Norland Ave., Chambersburg (Registration Closed)
•Waynesboro: 6-8 p.m. Nov. 19, 2019, Martin's, 708 E. Main St., Waynesboro
Space is limited and registration is required. One name per registration please. For more information, please call (717) 262-4472.
Be Merry and Live Well Holiday Wellness Workshop: It can be hard to stay healthy during the holidays. This free workshop will enforce 3 concepts to managing weight over the holidays; staying moving, choosing better foods, and relieving stress. Join us to receive free giveaways that will support your healthy habits over the holidays, taste healthy modifications to holiday foods, and learn more about future workshops happening in the new year.
Choose from workshops in Chambersburg or Waynesboro.
•5-6 p.m. Nov. 7, WellSpan Health Campus Building 2, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 12 St. Paul Dr., Chambersburg
•5-6 p.m. Nov. 14, WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital, 501 E Main St., Waynesboro
Winter Farmers Market: The North Square Farmers Market is hosting a Winter Farmers Market at Coyle Free Library beginning on Saturday, November 2nd at 9:00 a.m. The market will take place on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays every month from November through April. It will feature produce from Foot of the Mountain Farm and Star Hollow Farm, as well as local arts and crafts.
Visit the Healthy Franklin County events calendar to learn more about additional events and upcoming programs in the community, as well as Get Fit, Franklin County. Make this the year that you start putting you and your health first!