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Health briefs: Love Your Body Week and the mechanics of running

Published February 16, 2012 1:01 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Love your body

Healthy, organic food and mindful eating are the focus of Love Your Body Week, taking place Feb. 27-March 3 on the University of Utah campus and at various Salt Lake City businesses. Events are free to the public and are being sponsored by the student group SPEAK (Students Promoting Eating Disorder Awareness and Knowledge) and local clinicians who treat disordered eating. This year's theme is "Love Your Body, Love Your Land." Here's what's being offered:

Food for the senses: chocolate and olive oil tasting • Monday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m., Liberty Heights Fresh Market, 1290 S. 1100 East, Salt Lake City.

Organic farming with Bell Organics • Tuesday, Feb. 28, noon, U. of U. Annex Building B, room 2146.

Nurture your body the natural way • Wednesday, Feb. 29, 10 a.m., Union Building, Saltair room.

Keynote address • Wednesday, Feb. 29, noon, Union Building Saltair Room. Christy Greenleaf, from the University of Texas, who will be speaking on the stigma of size, fat discrimination and obesity issues.

Gallery stroll • Thursday, March 1, noon, Union Building, student lounge and gallery

Centering and self-defense • March 1, 1 p.m., Union Building den

Love Your Body Yoga • Friday, March 2, 7:30 p.m. at Centered City Yoga, 913 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City.

Mechanics of running

Brigham Young University biomechanics professor Iain Hunter will discuss the mechanics of running, including his work and research with elite athletes from the USA Track and Field team.

When • Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m.

Where • Orem Public Library, 58 N. State St., Orem

Tickets • Free

Diabetes expo

Get the latest information on preventing and managing diabetes during this free expo sponsored by the American Diabetes Association. The event includes health screenings, cooking demonstrations, new products and answers from health professionals.

When • Saturday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where • South Town Exposition Center, 9575 S. State St., Sandy

Admission • free

Details • diabetes.org/exposaltlakecity

Nutrition over 50

Learn how to adjust your eating habits as you age, during this three-session class sponsored by Lifelong Learning at the University of Utah. Instructor Kari Moe-Hoffman, a nutritionist and co-owner of Origin Nutrition, will discuss the role of nutrients in disease prevention and mental health and how to treat common age-related problems such as insomnia, fatigue, depression, diabetes, heart disease, and bone and joint issues. Supportive supplements will also be discussed.

When • Thursdays, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. beginning March 1. Continues March 8 and 15

Where • University of Utah Annex buildings

Tuition • $75

Register • continue.utah.edu/lifelong