Free Health & Fitness Topics in Chicago

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  • Stress Management and Anxiety Reduction

    Ron Martin, Principal, Founder, Executive Coach, Ocean Park Strategic Advisors

    In today's fast-paced world, stress and anxiety have become all too common, affecting entrepreneurs, leaders, and individuals from all walks of life. As a seasoned speaker and expert in stress management and anxiety reduction, I provide practical strategies and actionable insights to help individuals reclaim control over their mental well-being and unlock their full potential. MORE >

    My approach is rooted in empowering individuals to cultivate resilience and emotional intelligence, enabling them to navigate challenges with grace and confidence. By equipping them with effective tools and techniques, I empower them to tackle stressors head-on and build a solid foundation for lasting well-being.

    For entrepreneurs and leaders, the benefits of stress management and anxiety reduction are particularly profound. By learning to effectively manage stress and anxiety, they can optimize their performance, enhance decision-making, and foster a more positive and productive work environment. This not only boosts their own success but also has ripple effects throughout their teams and organizations.

    Moreover, reducing stress and anxiety is essential for maintaining overall health and well-being. Chronic stress has been linked to a host of health problems, including heart disease, obesity, and mental health disorders. By prioritizing stress management and anxiety reduction, individuals can safeguard their physical and mental health, leading to a happier, more fulfilling life.

    In essence, my approach to stress management and anxiety reduction is about empowering individuals to take control of their mental well-being and thrive in every aspect of their lives. By providing practical guidance and support, I help them build resilience, unlock their full potential, and create a life filled with purpose, passion, and vitality.

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  • Does Everyone Need to Detox?

    Iuliana Lixandru, L.Ac., MSOM, Vitality Natural Wellness

    A talk about how our bodies detox, the pathways, the processes, the genes, when we need to help the process, environmental toxins and how to stay away from them. Which toxins are the most harmful and what we should choose to use instead of those. Summary of important nutrients for detoxification and gut health importance. MORE >

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  • Developmental Childhood Disorders

    Iuliana Lixandru, L.Ac., MSOM, Vitality Natural Wellness

    A talk about different development childhood disorders, which one is on the rise, common and non common symptoms, motor system and primitive reflexes, metabolic contributions to ASD, mitochondrial dysfunction, autoimmunity and the brain, gut brain axis and optimization of gut health, supplementation options.

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  • McCarty Method: Body, Mind, Heart and Breath for Peace, Resilience and Clarity in an Unstable World

    Jacqueline McCarty, Owner Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher, Om At Work

    In a world full of tension and uncertainty how do we keep our focus, compassion, and find steadiness and meaning in our lives? Science, neuroscience , and psychology agree the body can be the key to our inner sense of calm and clarity so we can stay strong and choose our direction. MORE >

    Jaci McCarty of the Mccarty Method will teach you tools and practices that access the nervous system, vagal nerve, brain and energy body so you can learn what works for you. This is an experiential practice which will include, mindful movement, breath work, mindfulness practices, and meditation. This class is appropriate for all levels and can be done from a chair.
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  • If you never ever experience an ache or pain don’t read this!

    Michael J Volpi

    Be your own pain therapist! Myofascial release is a centuries old form of muscle therapy practiced by various therapists and clinicians the world over. Michael offers a method of self treatment using simple household items everyone has. If you've ever used a foam roll at a health club, physical therapy center or chiropractic clinic You're halfway there. MORE >

    Many people have gained the benefits of this simple device but for most of us they're awkward, difficult to use on the floor, or just downright painful to use. This short seminar demonstrates how anyone can experience profound, virtually instantaneous benefits of myofascial muscle release therapy by using these methods a few minutes a day in their home, office, or even their car! Think of how sitting at your computer or being stuck in traffic can actually be theraputic! Really!

    I can truly speak before a group of people and offer no exaggeration, overstatement or fabrication of any kind. Give me ten minutes of your time and I guarantee you'll be convinced.

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  • Hope Cometh: Breast Cancer Talks with Dr. Funmi

    Dr. Funmi Apantaku-Onayemi, Breast Cancer Talks, Hope Cometh

    Dr. Funmi Apantaku Onayemi inspires women to overcome the fear of breast cancer based on her three decades of leadership in the field as a researcher, community networks’ operative and survivor. She demystifies the beliefs and misconceptions that have fueled paralyzing fear about the disease – paralyzing fear that has caused alarming rates of avoidable deaths. MORE >

    She shares encouraging news with staggering statistics of breast cancer survivorship. Women will release the fear as they are enlightened and assured that hope has come.
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  • Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia: a Positive and Effective Approach

    Rosemary Gerstner, Marketing and Sales Director, Senior Helpers

    Alzheimer's/Dementia affects both the patient and the caregiver. Learn how to provide care for people living with Dementia with a focus on what they CAN do.

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  • Self-Defense for Seniors

    Peter Honigmann, Founder and Head Instructor, Best Defense Concepts, LLC

    I've been teaching teaching self-defense to seniors at libraries, senior centers, park districts and retirement centers throughout Northern Illinois since 2012. My presentations to seniors focus on being observant, using verbal skills to de-escalate a situation, complying with demands for property, and then only as a last resort using very simple self-defense techniques to disable an attacker, including: the use of a cane or walking stick, improvised weapons such as pens, flashlights, and magazines, and the use of pepper spray. MORE >

    I include inspiring stories of other seniors who have successfully defended themselves against various attacks.

    I am only available to give presentations weekday evenings and weekends, and limit my travel to suburbs north of Chicago.

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  • Autoimmune Recovery Workshop

    Anthony Surrusco, D.C., Clinic Director, Clarendon Chiropractic

    Auto-immune conditions such thyroid disease, leaky gut syndrome, poor digestion, chronic fatigue, diabetes, joint pain, skin rashes, brain fog and mood swings are just a few known conditions that affect millions of people in the United States. The age of thinking that autoimmune conditions are impossible to treat are over! This program will outline how to identify the potential root causes of these conditions and the proper procedures at effectively reversing them. MORE >

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  • How to Set Boundaries for Better Self-Worth, Well-Being and Work-Life Balance

    Ron Martin, Principal, Founder, Executive Coach, Ocean Park Strategic Advisors

    Ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed or drained by others' expectations or behaviors? Wondering how to establish boundaries that preserve your well-being while maintaining healthy relationships? Look no further. As a seasoned speaker and expert in personal boundary setting, I'll share insights that will help you navigate life's complexities with confidence. MORE >

    In today's fast-paced, hectic world, establishing and maintaining personal boundaries is crucial for navigating both professional environments and personal relationships. My approach to personal boundary setting is grounded in understanding the fundamental importance of boundaries in fostering healthy interactions and maintaining self-respect. In my sessions, I offer practical tips and guidance to help you begin to define boundaries that align with your values.

    Using a structured approach, I introduce participants to a structured approach to boundary setting. We delve into triggers, values, needs, and desires, while also addressing internal barriers and obstacles that may hinder boundary establishment. By incorporating techniques from different disciplines, participants will be introduced to practical skills that can lead to an improved ability to confidently assert their boundaries in various situations.

    Throughout the journey, emphasis is placed on self-awareness, self-validation, and self-compassion. Celebrating successes and making adjustments along the way are integral parts of the process, fostering a sense of empowerment and resilience.
    Ultimately, my goal is to empower individuals to set and maintain boundaries that honor their own needs and desires while fostering healthy and fulfilling relationships in both their professional and personal lives. By introducing you to practical tools and compassionate support, I help individuals cultivate a life filled with authenticity, confidence, and meaningful connections.

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