This month, the Phoenix Public Library is offering programming — both in-person and online — to help residents find healthy living solutions.

First up is “Exercise and Mindfulness for Healthy Aging,” scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 9, from 1-2 p.m. at Burton Barr Central Library. Designed to enhance the quality of life of adults 60 and over, the program explores how mindfulness plays a role in overall health.

Participants will learn how physical activity not only enhances life as people age but improves overall metabolic health. This program will cover other questions such as “What is Exercise?” and “How do different forms of physical activity directly relate to a happy and healthy life?”

Online programming will include “Gut Health: The Secret to Successful Aging,” Wednesday, Feb. 23, from 2–3 p.m. This program will explore how to reduce inflammation in the body with anti-inflammatory foods and boost energy through nutrition and hydration. Discover answers to questions such as “What are phytochemicals?” “Is intermittent fasting healthy and beneficial” and “How much should I eat to age successfully?”

Also online is “202YOU: Finding the Courage to Create a New You.” Scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 24, from 6–7 p.m., the class will help participants set aside time for self-reflection, self-care and self-empowerment and explore ways to live their best life and make this year one to remember.

To register or for more information, visit and click on the “Calendar” link.



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