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Service Club plans Tuesday meeting

The Fairmont Service Club will hold its next weekly meeting noon Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Best Western in Fairmont. Featured speaker will be Anthony Smith. Guests are always welcome. With questions, call Lorin Pollock at (507) 230-4800.

CER to offer upcoming community activities

Fairmont Community Education & Recreation (CER) will offer two upcoming community activities.

First, Avoid The Pitfalls (and Weight Gain) of Perimenopause and Menopause will be held 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, online via Zoom. Perimenopause starts around the age of 35 for most women and can last 10-15 years. Common symptoms include fatigue, migraines, weight gain, water retention, depression, sleep disturbances, joint aches, hot flashes, anger flashes, migraines, fibroids, exaggerated PMS and more. Once you understand exactly what is causing all the troublesome symptoms, they are much easier to correct. We’ll discuss how to get hormone levels measured, blood test vs. saliva test and what to do with the results; traditional HRT vs. bio-identical; acupressure points to assist in symptoms relief and nutritional musts. You’ll leave with multiple tools and techniques for restoring health and well-being. The fee is $29. Registration closes Feb. 16. Also, Posture and Osteoporosis Workshop: Building Better Bones will be held 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, online via Zoom. Have you ever caught sight of your reflection in a window or mirror to see that your head leads the way? Or noticed that your shoulders and upper back are rounded forward? You’ll learn simple techniques to improve posture and stand straighter. We’ll do exercises to help flatten the upper back, un-round shoulders and flatten your midsection. We’ll talk about how to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and related injuries and how to re-gain bone mass. We’ll discuss the latest research findings on nutrition and talk about the importance of minerals and trace minerals for bone health; foods that help and/or harm your bones and more. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. You will need a resistance band or tube for some of the exercises. The fee is $29. Registration closes Feb. 22. For any further questions, call CER at (507) 235-3141.

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