Weekly YogaLetter: Preventive Medicine

The government just announced the Recovery Act, which means a few things for preventative medicine. First, starting in January, anyone on Medicare will receive no-cost preventive services including breast cancer screenings. Second, the Act will support preventive medicine residency programs in med school, with $9M given to schools of public health and medicine.

So what is preventive medicine?
Preventive Medicine looks at the body as a whole, rather than at the individual parts of the body. It incorporates decisions made about healthy eating, mental well-being, environment, and hygiene. Measures to treat the whole body include yoga, massage, diet, herbal remedies, sleep tracking, and more. Preventive medicine does not promise to eliminate or prevent diseases; rather, it focuses on being the healthiest you possible, both physically and mentally.

What do you do to improve your vibrancy and quality of health?

On YogaBear.org:
- Gift ideas for yoga teachers?
- Om Yoga for Women Cancer Survivors
- Perspective on Life Through Cancer

New Members! Welcome:
- Jewel, was diagnosed with a.l.l leukemia 2002 and now in my 6th year of remission
- Mary, a newly minted yoga teacher taking the Om Yoga for Women Cancer Survivors Teacher Training
- Merri, a yoga teacher in CT who specializes in teaching women with breast cancer
- Ann, who volunteers with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalitionin Cincinnati Southern Ohio
View all our new members here.

Free classes added this week:
- Focus Fitness in Bryn Mawr, PA
- Livingroom Yoga in Goodyear, AZ
View full list of free classes from Yoga Bear partner studios.

Yoga Bear has partnered with Slow Food US for a "foodraiser" in San Francisco next Saturday August 21st. Yoga Bear members can get 20% off tickets by using the promo code 'yogabear'. Hope to see you there!

With Love & Gratitude,
Yoga Bear

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Comment by Jean Di Carlo-Wagner,MA,E-RYT500 on August 13, 2010 at 6:04pm
All inspiring 'good stuff'...just love it, YB! Jean

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