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atural Awakenings Lansing is raffling off two spots to ride in the Lansing Habitat for Humanity’s second annual Bike to Build fundraiser on Saturday, August 20. Participants can select from three scenic routes through Lansing’s countryside, ranging in length from twenty to seventy five miles. Refreshments and lunch at the Dewitt Ox Roast are included


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with ride registration. Funds raised during the ride support Habitat for Humanity Lansing’s mission of providing quality, affordable housing to


individuals within the surrounding community. To register for a chance to win a spot in the ride visit NALansing.com.


For more information about the Bike to Build ride visit HabitatLansing.org. Ride registration is available online at Active.com


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Court Park and enjoy a free feature film on a huge outdoor screen. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, and the event will be cancelled in case of rain. Live musical entertainment begins one hour prior to showtime each week. The Movies By Moonlight series begins at 9:30


p.m., July 14, with a showing of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. The series continues with The Blind Side on July 21, and RV on July 28, both at 9:30 p.m. August screenings begin at 9 p.m.


Visit CityOfEastLansing.com for more information about this free community event.


Gregg pursued further education and now, as a board certified holistic psychologist, has added clinical counseling services to the variety of healing modalities she offers. Ireland-Gregg says to her clients, “I cannot adequately express how grateful I am for


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your outpouring of love, compassion, prayers, and assistance during this trying time.” She adds that she’s eager to get back to her practice of serving their holistic health needs. Health Matters is now booking appointments for naturopathy, live blood analysis,


colon hygiene, enzyme therapy, Reiki, nutritional counseling, hypnotherapy, essential oil therapy, Genesis Music Therapy and clinical counseling sessions.


Location: 8183 E. Herbison Rd., in Bath. Call 517-641-8000 for information and appointments or visit HealthMattersLansing.com.


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uests of all ages and denominations are invited to an evening of delightful call-and-response chanting with Ann Arbor Kir-


tan. Sponsored by Lansing’s Fellowship for Today and Good Space Yoga, the kirtan will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., July 22. Attendees will participate in soothing call and response chanting of sacred mantras, a brief meditation, social time and refreshments. The suggested donation is $15.


Location: Fellowship for Today Church, 2722 E. Michigan Ave., in Lansing. For more in- formation visit FellowshipForToday.org, GoodSpaceYoga.com, or KirtanAnnArbor.org.


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r. Kathleen Ireland-Gregg, of Health Matters, in Bath, has returned to practice after an extended period of recovery from illness. During her recovery time, Ireland-


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study conducted by the Agricul- tural Research Service’s Arkansas


Children’s Nutrition Center and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sci- ences indicates that eating blueberries may help prevent atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. When re- searchers spiked the diet of 15 lab mice with freeze-dried blueberry powder (comparable to a half-cup of the berries) for 20 weeks, they found that the size of harmful lesions (plaque) measured on two sites in their aortas were 39 and 58 percent less than for 15 mice in a control group.


Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture


hursday evenings in July and August present an opportunity for friends and fam- ily to gather in downtown East Lansing’s Valley


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multi-ethnic study of 4,757 U.S. adults in a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that those who took the most daily breaks from sitting had, on average, a smaller waist circumference, fewer blood fats and reduced markers for insulin resistance than those who took the fewest breaks. The researchers also noted increased levels of C-reactive protein in the bodies of sedentary sub- jects, which is linked to inflammation and many chronic diseases, even in people who regularly exercise. To get moving: Stand up to take phone calls and during meetings; walk to visit a colleague, rather than phoning or emailing; use a bathroom on a differ- ent floor; centralize trash and recycling bins and office equipment to encourage short trips during the work day; take the stairs; and park at the far end of the lot.


Source: European Society of Cardiology


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