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Sevier County Health Improvement Council hosts Holiday Hoedown for Health

Sevier County Health Improvement Council hosts Holiday Hoedown for Health

On Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the Sevier County Health Improvement Council will be hosting a Holiday Hoedown for Health at the Sevierville Civic Center.

The Holiday Hoedown for Health will be a fun time, filled with great tips and information on how to be healthy and fight the winter “blahs” during the holidays and winter months. The duo Boogertown Gap will perform old time mountain music, and there will be fun activities such as a lively “Healthy Cake Walk” and musical chairs. Health council members will also be available to share information on health resources in Sevier County. Door prizes will also be distributed throughout the afternoon for participants enjoying the activities.

Brief workshops will be held during the Holiday Hoedown. Larissa Weber, nutrition educator with Sevier County Health Department, will be offering ideas for “Healthy Holiday Cooking.” “Chair Exercises: Getting a Workout while Sitting” will be led by Karen Quilliams, instructor with Sevierville Parks and Recreation. Also a timely topic, “Managing Stress Through the Holidays” will be shared by Edward Harper of Blount Memorial Hospital. Each workshop is free and open to everyone,

The Holiday Hoedown for Health is a free event put on by the Sevier County Health Improvement Council. The council is comprised of more than twenty members across Sevier County who are advocates for improving health and wellness with in the county. The Council meets monthly to discuss health issues in the county as well as team together to provide community opportunities promoting wellness.

“One such opportunity is this Holiday Hoedown where families can begin their celebration of Christmas with fun physical activities, as well as learning helpful tips on reducing holiday stress and cooking healthy, tasty holiday treats. We are asking people to join us in celebrating Christmas and their health,” according to Linda Hyder, chairman of the Health Council.

The Council welcomes new members who are interested in promoting health and wellness in Sevier County.

Take a few minutes to enjoy some family time and work off that Thanksgiving meal… join the Sevier County Health Improvement Council for a great time of holiday dancing, fun and helpful tips at the Holiday Hoedown for Health.

For more information on the Holiday Hoedown for Health or getting involved with the Sevier County Health Improvement Council contact Linda Hyder with UT Extension at 865-453-3695 or [email protected]

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