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Total Body Fitness in 30 Minutes at UAB HealthSmart

Absolute 30 - Total Body Fitness Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases. Absolute 30 provides you with a thirty minute workout with cardio and strength training exercises to help you burn fat, lose weight, and tone. We will...

Raw for 30 Days

Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days is an independent documentary film that chronicles six Americans with diabetes switching their diet and getting off insulin. The film follows each participant's remarkable journey and captures the medical, physical, and emotional transformations brought on by this diet and lifestyle change. *Medical Disclaimer:...

Railroad Park

Railroad Park is a 19 acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial and artistic heritage of our great city. Situated along 1st Avenue South, between 14th and 18th Streets, the park is a joint effort between the City of Birmingham and the Railroad Park Foundation. Hailed as "Birmingham's Living Room," Railroad Park provides a...

SMART Recovery Birmingham Meeting

DETAILS WHERE: 4126 Autumn Lane Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Effective 09.24.2015, our Thursday 8 pm SMART Recovery Birmingham Meeting at 401 Beacon Parkway West has been dissolved. We will change locations and offer a Thursday Meeting from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at The Moore Institute (the same location as our regular Tuesday Meeting) at 4126 Autumn Lane in Vestavia/Cahaba Heights beginning on Thursday 10.01.2015. TAGS: Support + Education, Support Groups

SMART Recovery Birmingham helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors, including: drug abuse, drug addiction, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, prescription drug abuse, sexual addiction, and problem addiction to other substances and activities. Join us at The Moore Institute, Thursday...

NEW YEAR’S EVE CONTRA DANCE!

DETAILS WHERE: 309 23rd Street North Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Dec 31, 2017: 8:30 pm - 12:30 am (Sun), Sunday, December 31 2017 - Thursday, January 1 1970 TAGS: Physical Activity, Events

Join us for  CONTRA DANCE at the YWCA. Always LIVE MUSIC - Always TONS OF FUN.   Dazzling New Year's Eve Dance - We go all out for our glittery New Year's Eve dance. What better way to welcome in the New Year? We offer beginner's lessons at 8:30, start at 9 and celebrate at midnight. The dance ends at 12:30 We primarily do three types of dancing at...

Exchange Club Family Skills Center

DETAILS WHERE: 2300 10th Court South   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Every Tuesday from 6:30 -7:30 pm TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Healthy Families, Support Groups for Families and Children

Our main goal is to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect. We can achieve this by attending the weekly class held every Tuesday from 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm. The class targets issues important to parents with children ages 10- 17 yrs.old only. I know if we work together we can make a difference.

Southside Teen Positive Parenting Group (PPG) at The Exchange Club Family Skill Center

Positive Parenting Groups are FREE ongoing educational support groups that meet weekly. There are several classes to choose from, including a class for parents of teenagers. Our Positive Parenting Groups are open to ALL parents/caregivers of children 0-17, or expecting parents wanting to learn more about parenting and a positive way of discipline in...

Mary’s Food and Fashion

In interviewing Doris Smith, she gave a lot of informative information. She operates a Non - Profit Organization that is in need of funding. This organization has brought so much hope to the community. They have clothed the needy, gave funding to those that were in need. As well as been there for the elderly that could not help themselves. Mrs. Smith hopes...

Mary’s Food and Fashion

DETAILS WHERE: 867 County Road 59 Pineapple,Al   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Monday thru Friday 8:30am - 2:30pm TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens, More, Additional Resources

Mary’s Food & Fashion is a small place with a big heart. They provide hot meals for select seniors 3 days a week. That is not all Mary’s Food and Fashion does for the community. She supplies clothes at affordable prices and serves a wide variety of healthy meals 4 days a week to the community. Mary's plays a big part in this community and is...

McWilliams Kountry Market

DETAILS WHERE: 141 highway 21 Pineapple,Al   ( Map ) USER RATING: WHEN: The market is open Monday thru Saturday 5am- 9pm Sunday 7am-5pm TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens

McWilliams Kountry Market is designed to meet the needs of the community. This store has all your needs so you will not have to travel far. Mc Williams Kountry Market also has a local postal service, prepared meals for those that has special needs as well as those that are trying to watch their weight. If you want a great healthy meal come visit the...

East Wilcox County Farmers Market

The East Wilcox County Farmers Market is open seasonal from  June 25-Oct. 1. Find this Farmer's Market across from the Pineapple Health Center and head over on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8:30am to 2:00pm.  

Moton’s Farmers Market

Moton's Farmer's Market is located across from Travis Gas station. The Market is open  Monday thru Saturday call to check hours of service. Moton Farmer's Market has a wide selection of fresh vegetables and fruit at an awesome price. Come and see us at Moton's  Farmer's Market you will not be disappointed.

Mr. Johnny’s Garden & Gift Shop

DETAILS WHERE: 7 Claiborne Street   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm. TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens

              Mr. Johnny's Garden & Gift Shop is open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm. Mr. Johnny's offers farm raised fruit and vegetables. Mr. Johnny's is a great place to shop when you are looking for fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers and canned items as well. Also a small gift shop is...

Red Mountain Park

DETAILS WHERE: 2011 Frankfurt Drive   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM every Saturday beginning January 23rd TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Physical Activity, Parks, Events, Healthy Families, Family-Friendly Activities, Healthcare

NOW OFFERING GUIDED HIKES–EVERY SATURDAY BEGINNING JAN. 23RD What: See how Birmingham became “The Magic City”! You will meet your guide at the Trailhead and take an engaging walk along the ruins of old mine structures and railroad beds, learning how Red Mountain iron ore once fed the nation’s thirst for steel. Whether you are a history buff,...

Ana Marie Food Pantry

DETAILS WHERE: 867 County Rd 59   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Mon 1-3p Wed 1-3 Thurs 9-2:30p TAGS: Healthy Eating, Additional Resources, More, Additional Resources, More, free

This is a food pantry open Mondays and Wednesday from 1:00pm-3:00pm and Thursdays from 9:00am-2:30m. Pantry is open to anyone needs food on weekly basis. Also, monetary assistance is available monthly for heat up to $100. These services are available only to residents of Pineapple, AL. Please call Ana Marie or Sister Pat with any additional questions...

Get your FREE Health Profile at UAB HealthSmart

How Do Your Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and Body Fat Measure Up? Find out through UAB HealthSmart free health profile screenings, which are designed to help you prevent chronic diseases. We explain your results and show you lifestyle changes that can help you improve and protect your health. Call 205-996-2304 to schedule your health...

FREE Zumba classes at UAB HealthSmart

Regular Exercise Controls Weight and Increases Lifespan Visit UAB HealthSmart on Thursdays for one of our ZUMBA fitness classes led by Angela Scoggins-Watson, a licensed ZUMBA instructor. Wear comfortable clothes, and bring a towel and water. Class sizes are limited to first 15 registrants! Please call 205-996-2304 in advance to attend. If this is...

FREE Nutrition Consultation at UAB HealthSmart

Proper Nutrition is Critical to Good Health Find out more with free nutrition counseling at UAB HealthSmart. Come learn which foods you need for a healthy diet and to help you fight chronic diseases. UAB HealthSmart's nutritionists will get you on track with healthy eating habits. You will receive helpful and useful recommendations specifically...

UAB HealthSmart’s Walk Feel Alive Program

Lose Weight and Boost Health by Walking Regularly Attend UAB HealthSmart's free WALK Talk, offered Tuesdays at noon, to learn about the health benefits of walking and to get a free WALK Kit (free t-shirt, water bottle, step counter, and sling pack) to increase your steps. Then join our exercise specialist for a WALK each Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Be...

Zumba at UAB HealthSmart

At UAB's HealthSmart, our msision is better health for all. Start a new after work habit, join us for Zumba every Thursday at 5:30PM!

Move it to improve it: Exercise for your health

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Physical Activity, Online Resources

Regular exercise can improve your overall health and reduce your risk for chronic conditions. You need 2 types of physical activity in order to better your health, aerobic and muscle strengthening. Aerobic exercise or “cardio” can be activities such as jogging, bike riding, water aerobics, or pushing a lawn mower. Muscle-strengthening exercises...

Community Education South

This is a Senior Citizen Symposium that will address common health care issues of the elderly to include Diabetes, Hypertension and Stress Management. Widowhood, Medicare/Medicaid coverage and approaches to promote optimal holistic wellness are incorporated to establish health compliance. A physician/practitioner will present changes that normally occur...

Friends of Red Mountain Park Nature Hike

Be an important part of building Red Mountain Park's plant inventory on this 2 mile, moderate difficulty hike! Help identify as many species of wildflowers and unique flora at the Park as possible, and maybe you'll discover a new species named after you! This hike will be an interpretive, conversation based exercise led by a botanical expert. For this...

The Farm Stand at UAB

Now supported by Boozer Farms, the Farm Stand brings the best local and regional fruits and vegetables to UAB's Healthcare System.  Business opened on April 7th and will continue through October 28th. Their schedule this year:

Volunteer Vacation at Red Mountain Park

Beginning March 30th and running through April 3rd Red Mountain Park is hosting Volunteer Vacation! This year’s Volunteer Vacation is going to be a little different in that we are offering morning and afternoon time slots; 9:00 AM to Noon and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Stay the whole time or part of the time, that is up to you, all we ask is that you have fun...

An easy chili recipe for those chilly days!

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Healthy Eating, Additional Resources

Easy Chili Recipe 1pound canned chicken (cut up into cube or strips) 1 large onion diced 1/2 cup frozen corn (optional) 1 can of beans (kidney, pinto, or black beans) 1 bell pepper diced 2 cups cooked tomato or 2 can( each 8oz) 1 packet of McCormick Chili seasoning or (2 teaspoon chili powder and 1teaspoon salt) 1/2 garlic clove or 1/2 teaspoon...

Relieving Stress During the Holiday Season

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated

  The Holiday season is finally here and I’m sure you are all excited to be spending time with family and friends. Preparing for these memorable times, though, can be stressful. Here are a few tips to keep your holiday season organized and stress free: 1)  Skip the junk food: eat wholesome foods instead like fruits,...

Local Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: More, Additional Resources

Here is a list of local agencies that can assist with food, and other needs: Community Kitchens (Soup Kitchen) 1024 12th St. S Birmingham, AL phone: (205)-251-3569 Lunch 7 days/week Sixth Ave Baptist Church ( Food Pantry) 337 10th Ave. SW Birmingham, AL 35211 phone :...

Community Food Bank of Central Alabama

   The Community Food Bank of Central Alabama is an amazing organization that collects food donations and distributes them to local food pantries and soup kitchens in the central Alabama area. The Food Bank also has some of its own programs that work directly with people in need. One of these programs is called the Mobile Pantry program....

Depression resources in the Birmingham area

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, it's important to seek help.   Listed below are a few resources in the Birmingham area for those affected by depression or other mental health problems:   Support Group for those with Depression or Bipolar Disorder (Free) What? – This support group...

Hearty Lean Chili Recipe

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Healthy Eating, Additional Resources

Tail-gating season is finally here and there will be many tempting sweets and treats around. For a healthier alternative, try this healthy chili recipe out: Hearty Lean Chili              Serves: 12    Size: 1 cup (217  g) Ingredients 1 pound 95% lean ground beef or lean ground...

Healthy Fall Recipes

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Healthy Eating, Additional Resources

Fall is finally here and I’m sure we are all excited to get out of the heat and enter into some cooler weather. Here are some healthy fall meals to keep you and your family happy this fall season: Slow Cooker Pork with Walnuts and Apples   (serves 8)         serving size- 4 ounces of meat                    ...

Jones Valley Teaching Farm: a school-based food and nutrition education program

September is childhood obesity month and it is important to introduce healthy foods to our kids, encouraging a more healthy lifestyle early on. The Jones Valley Teaching Farm does exactly this through their Good School Foods program. In 2012, building on the framework of the urban farm, Jones Valley Teaching Farm brought together a team of educators,...

Shop smarter: Tips on buying healthier frozen foods

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Healthy Eating, Additional Resources

We all know that it’s healthier to cook homemade meals. However, with a busy schedule, even people who enjoy cooking may find themselves in a time crunch from time to time. Frozen foods can be convenient in these moments, and while many frozen foods can be high in calories, fat, and sodium, not all frozen foods have to be off limits. If you are careful...

Back to School with Diabetes

Back to school is quickly approaching! If your child has diabetes extra preparations need to be made to insure that your child will stay healthy while at school.  Here are some helpful tips for sending your child with diabetes back to school with confidence: Plan ahead: It is important that the school is aware that your child has...

Mommy and Me Time Fitness

Mommy and Me Time Fitness offers a variety of fitness classes for Moms.  Prenatal and Postnatal fitness, Mommy & Me Bootcamp, Mommy Fit, Zumba and Pilates.  Moms, Moms To Be, and even Grandmas, of all fitness levels, and children of all ages are welcome! The class schedule is :  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 9:20am in Homewood Tuesday...

How much sugar is in your sauce?

We all know that sweets contain a lot of sugar, but sugar is also hiding in a lot of processed savory foods. Foods like barbeque sauce, ketchup, canned soup and spaghetti sauce can pack a lot of sugar. I was surprised how much added sugar is in jarred spaghetti sauce. While tomatoes have some natural sugar in them, a lot of companies add extra sugar to...

Be active: Bike!

Bicycle riding is a fun and easy way to get exercise in our city. Many roads have plenty of room for cyclists and cars to co-exist safely. Every day, Birmingham is becoming more accessible for people who want to ride. Not only are bicycles great for staying physically active, they also provide an alternative means of transportation. Imagine going on...

Hike with us: Discover hiking trails and events near you!

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Physical Activity, Parks, Events

Celebrate American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® on June 7 at Red Mountain Park! Enjoy a two-mile hike starting at 9am along Red Mountain’s most popular trail, the Ridge walk. If you enjoy hiking, consider joining one of these sponsored hikes: Southeastern Outings will lead a moderately easy four-mile hike on the Brookside Walking...

Are you drinking your calories?

Are you drinking your calories? Many people don’t realize how much sugar and calories are in drinks. Drinks can easily add up to 1,000 calories a day which can cause us to gain weight. Soda, sport drinks, sweet tea, and even fruit juices all have sugar. One 20-ounce bottle of soda can add 240 calories and 13 teaspoons of sugar to your diet. Sports...

D2 Line Dancing by Desi Keith

D2 Line Dancing By Desi Keith, will teach you the latest line dances and you will burn off some calories at the same time! Classes are $5 per session or $30 for a monthly membership.

Make Every Day World No Tobacco Day

Celebrating 2 years! The Magic City went smoke free on June 1st, 2012 a day after the World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day. Let’s celebrate a smoke-free city on May 31st. This is a time for organizations all over the world to highlight the health risks related to tobacco use. Globally, tobacco use is the most preventable cause of death....

Connect with others: Cooper Green Diabetes Support Group

Cooper Green Mercy Health System offers a monthly Diabetes Support Group Meeting. The Support Group meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 9:00-10:00 am in the 2nd floor Cafeteria. These support groups are great time to learn more about staying healthy and to hear from others about their experiences with diabetes. In April, Debbie...

See Clearly in Healthy Vision Month

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Healthcare, Eye Care

We're focusing on eye health this month, because May will be Healthy Vision Month. Annual eye exams are an important part of staying healthy. Dilated eye exams are the only way to catch eye disease early and can even help to detect early signs of other illnesses.1 For people with diabetes, it is especially important to have regular exams by an eye...

UAB School of Dentistry

UAB School of Dentistry welcomes first-time patients who are coming for either emergency or routine treatment. You will be seen by a student doctor supervised by a faculty member. An exam and X-rays are usually taken on the first appointment and this is the time to discuss your dental needs and concerns. By the end of the second appointment, most patients...

Add More Veggies into Your Diet for National Nutrition Month®

We are always being told to eat more vegetables. This is because vegetables have many benefits for our health. Vegetables contain essential vitamins and minerals, as well as being high in fiber and low in carbohydrates.  Eating more vegetables is a great way to help control your carbohydrate and caloric intake, while still satisfying your hunger1. The...

Know your Risk: American Diabetes Association Alert Day®

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Support + Education, Hotlines/Online Resources

American Diabetes Association Alert Day® is an annual event when the ADA asks Americans to learn more about their risk for type 2 diabetes by taking their Diabetes Risk Test. This is a quick quiz that will ask you questions about your height, weight, age, family history, activity level, and other risk factors. Alert Day takes place on the fourth Tuesday...

Lower your risk of developing diabetes

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Healthy Families, Online Resources

Lower you risk. There a lot of things that you can do to lower your risk for diabetes and even small changes can go a long way. Eating healthier can make a big impact on lowering your risk for type 2 diabetes. Here are some tips to help you eat your way to a healthier you: -Cut out or replace sodas, sweet tea, and...

20-minute meal: Easy seared and steamed fish

Many of us are intimidated by cooking fresh or frozen fish, but this simple technique from the UAB Windows into Wellness blog makes this healthy food both simple to prepare and delicious. Our own staff member, Rebecca Honaker tried out this recipe using frozen Tilapia filets. Tilapia is a great choice for those who don't prefer a strong fishy...

24/7, 365 days of the year. Diabetes doesn’t stop. Neither should you.

Every day you make an extraordinary effort to manage your diabetes. Here are some resources to help you work toward your goals:   1. Support Groups: Talk about managing diabetes at Oasis Women's Counseling Center, FMS Pharmacy Free Support Group, Cooper Green Health System's Support Groups and more.   2. Healthy Eating: Learn new recipes...

Healthier Holidays: tips and events to stay in control

DETAILS USER RATING: TAGS: More, Additional Resources

Corn bread, brownies, chocolate pudding, sweet potato pie... The holiday season often brings challenges for many people living with diabetes. Holidays often mean a change in schedules, travel, and a variety of holiday foods. Here are 3 ways to stay in control over the holidays: 1. Know your numbers! Check your blood sugar as directed...

Recipes for Healthier Holidays

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Healthy Eating, Additional Resources

Maintaining a healthy diet can be particularly challenging during the holidays. Portion control and a few modifications to classic holiday recipes can go a long way in keeping your sugar under control over the holidays. Here a few recipes you can try out in the coming holiday season: Country Style Green Beans 1. Place beans, turkey, onion, and...

Diabetes Books and Resources at the Homewood Library

The Homewood Public Library has put together a comprehensive list of their diabetes related books and resources. The list includes cookbooks and diet books, books on exercise, books for teens, and books on diabetes and treatment. These titles below are available for check out at the Homewood Library. If you cannot get to the Homewood Library, you can...

Diabetes on a Budget

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, More, Additional Resources

Written by: John P. Shelley and Rebecca Honaker, BA Reviewed by: April Agne, MPH With the rising costs of prescriptions and everyday supplies, like test strips, taking better care of your diabetes can be an expensive (and overwhelming) goal. Becoming a smarter shopper can go a long way in bringing down those prices, without sacrificing your health. ...

The Delicious Dietician

The Delicious Dietician is a private practice providing one-on-one dietary guidance and easy-to-follow meal plans tailored to your needs. The practice has a program specifically designed for people diagnosed with diabetes that follows their mission of real food for real people. The Delicious Dietician has several locations in Birmingham and Fultondale, as...

Active Living at Your Library

During the month of October, the Active Living participants will learn yoga and quilting, create Halloween crafts, and enjoy the Tyler Perry movie, Peeples. Dates & Times: Oct 9, 2013: 10:30 am (Wed) Oct 16, 2013: 10:30 am (Wed) Oct 23, 2013: 10:30 am (Wed) Oct 30, 2013: 10:30 am (Wed)

Help with Medication Costs

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, More, Additional Resources

Medications can be very expensive. If you are having trouble covering the cost of your medications, here are some ways you may be able to get help.   Talk with your doctor. Let your doctor know that it is difficult to pay for all your medications. They may be able to find alternatives or suggest Patient Assistance Programs for...

GRADE: a type 2 diabetes study

Do you have type 2 diabetes? Join the GRADE study to help us find the best long-term treatment for people living with type 2 diabetes. Quick facts about the GRADE study: The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, in collaboration with 37 medical...

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama's largest living museum with more than 10,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens' 67.5 acres contains 25+ unique gardens, 30+ works of original outdoor sculpture and miles of serene paths. There are many events at the Gardens, some free and others with a fee, check out their calendar! Head over...

Chair Yoga with Suzanne Graham

DETAILS WHERE: 3918 Montclair Road, Suite 100 Birmingham , AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am TAGS: Crestline, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes

Join Suzanne Graham at Embody Practice Center (EPC) for Chair Yoga. Class will be held Wednesdays from 10:30 - 11:30 am. Chair yoga is a great way to still get in your yoga practice when it may be hard for you to get up and down from the floor or sit on the floor for a prolonged period of time. This is great for students with hip, knee,...

Taking Control of Diabetes: How 3 famous women live with diabetes

  By: April Agne, MPH (March 2013) Many women live strong, healthy and happy with diabetes. However, these women struggle day to day like many individuals living diabetes. Here we recognize their stories of struggle, triumph, and strategies to manage their diabetes.  Patti LaBelle, singer/author/actor (age 68, Type 2...

Cornerstone Schools of Alabama

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated

Cornerstone was founded in 1993 by the late C. Molton Williams along with area business and community leaders.   Cornerstone students, in grades K4-8, are provided with a challenging curriculum within the context of biblically-centered spiritual formation in order to prepare them for excellence in high school and college.

The Farmhouse: Food Integrated Training

  The Farmhouse is a food and lifestyle forum and local market featuring whole and natural foods. Jennifer Cole Conn, of Food Integrated Training, manages the Farmhouse. She is a Certified  Holistic Health Care Professional and Personal Trainer. Jennifer also holds a culinary degree and practices as a Natural Foods Chef and is a member of the...

Hoover Overeaters Anonymous

The Riverchase Methodist Church in Hoover, AL hosts the Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Saturdays at 10:30AM. OA is not just about weight loss, weight gain or maintenance, or obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. OA offers a program of recovery...

Exercise Classes at Faith Chapel Christian Center’s “The Bridge”

Faith Chapel Christian Center's The Bridge offers exercise classes and equipment to the congregation and community throughout the week. The facilities include and indoor track, basketball court, cardiovascular equipment, and a weight room. Check out the exercise class schedule. It is always best to call the church and confirm the class time and fee prior...

Exercise Classes at Valleydale Church

Valleydale Church offers exercise classes throughout the week. Ladies Zumba is offered on Mondays and Thursdays at 10 am. Step Aerobics is held at 6:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Check out their calendar for more classes and cancellations.  There is also exercise equipment on site.  It is always best to call the church and confirm the class and fee...

Zumba at Riverchase UMC

DETAILS WHERE: 1953 Old Montgomery Highway Hoover, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Tuesdays, 6:30 PM; Thursdays, 5:45 PM TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes, More, Faith-based Programs

Zumba class is offered on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm (Cristina Rodriquez, cristina.rodriguez@charter.net) and on the first and fourth Thursday of every month at 5:45 (Tina Marxen, cmarxen@bcbsal.org). The classes take place in the Fellowship Hall. The cost is $5.00 per class.    

Howard Lake

Howard Lake is located at 300 Municipal Lane on 8 acres of scenic woodlands near to Highway 31 and I-459. This park has a three-acre lake, lighted track, playground, pavilion, parking. The Howard Lakehouse can be reserved for civic and social events.

Small steps to a healthier you!

The beginning of a new year is a great starting point to get on a path to a healthier you! “A healthful lifestyle is easier than you might think. The path to good health isn't the same for everyone and yours may change over time. Take small steps that are right for you, one at a time. Every step adds up, so you’ll reach your health goals before you know...

Birmingham Health Care

Birmingham Health Care is a non-profit, Community Health Center that has been serving the greater Birmingham area since 1983. BHC offers a variety of health services at affordable costs to the entire family. Medical Services provided at Birmingham Health Care (BHC) include urgent and primary care. BHC provides comprehensive diagnostic and preventive medical...

Harriman Park Recreation Center

Harriman Park Recreation Center is a City of Birmingham facility. Harriman Park Recreation Center offers general exercise classes 3 times per week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) from 10:30am - 12:00pm. There is no cost to attend the classes.

Insulindependence Birmingham Chapter

The Insulindependence (IN) Birmingham Chapter is led by IN Captain Mason Cross. IN events are community fitness gatherings led by IN chapter leaders. The goal is to create fun and interactive environments that inspire participants to stay fit with help from their peers. Whether a person is living with  diabetes,or simply wants to be involved, our...

MedHelp Lakeshore

DETAILS WHERE: One West Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Monday- Friday 8 AM-8PM; Saturday 8 AM-6 PM; Sunday 1-4PM TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Healthcare, Clinics, Healthy Families, Healthcare

MedHelp's goal is to treat our patients as we would like to be treated with thoroughness and efficiency. We offer appointments for your convenience, but our patients are welcome to be seen on a walk in/urgent care basis for sinus infections, earaches, urinary tract infections, colds, coughs, rashes, sprains, and other medical problems. We strive to see all...

UAB Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center

UAB Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center offers numerous mental health services. They include the following: 1. Evaluation Clinic - Evaluation Clinic is the entry way to services here and the point at which eligibility for continued treatment is determined for persons that meet criteria for serious mental illness, which include functional...

ImWel: Improving Weight Loss

Tired of the Weight? *Are you or someone you know overweight and interested in losing weight? *Are you at least 21 years old? *Are you in overall good health? *Are you available for study-related visits over the next 16 months? If you answered YES, you may qualify to participate in ImWel, a weight loss...

Southside Green Thumbs Community Garden

The Southside Green Thumbs aim to revitalize Birmingham through urban farming and community development. Green Thumbs is a budding gardening community located in the heart of Southside in Birmingham, Alabama. Call 1-334-301-4298 for  more information on spring planting schedules.

Yoga at Pilgrim Church

The Pilgrim Church, a United Church of Christ, offers yoga classes that are open to the community on Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:00 PM.

Kid Fit Camp – Levite Jewish Community Center

The Levite Jewish Community Center (LJCC) offers KidFit, a fitness & health camp to for children in grades 1 to 7. In 2012, camp was held from 9:00 - 3:30 PM for one week.  KidFit Camp works to improve your child's fitness, speed, agility, flexibility andstrength while gaining confidence and building self-esteem. KidFit Camp has running and jumping...

Faith Chapel Christian Storehouse

Faith Chapel Christian Storehouse's goal is to meet the physical needs of those we serve by providing nutritional food and adequate clothing while giving a message of hope and love. Food is distributed every 3rd Saturday from 10a – 12p at the Faith Chapel Zeal building.    If this is your first time to receive groceries, we will ask you to fill out a...

St. Vincent’s East Diabetes Education Center

The Diabetes Education Center at St. Vincent's East is recognized by the American Diabetes Association. The Diabetes Education Center provides individual and group instruction for persons to better manage their diabetes. Morning, afternoon, and evening classes are available. There are free support groups offered once a month (third Thursday) at 6:30pm....

Support Groups at St. Vincent’s East

DETAILS WHERE: 50 Medical Park East Drive Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: There are free support groups offered once a month (third Thursday) at 6:30pm. TAGS: Roebuck/South East Lake, Healthy Families, Support Groups for Families and Children, Support + Education, Support Groups

The Diabetes Education Center at St. Vincent's East is recognized by the American Diabetes Association.  There are free support groups offered once a month (third Thursday) at 6:30pm. Please call to reserve your spot today. Additionally,  a meal can be ordered for $4/person.

North Birmingham Diabetes Support Group

Join us to talk about diabetes. Our group meets on the third Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at the North Birmingham Library.

Mobile Farmer’s Market

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: East Lake, East Lake

In 2005, P.E.E.R Inc. established the East Lake Farmers Market. Now they have taken the food truck concept to healthy new heights with a Mobile Farmers Market. The Mobile Market will make stops throughout East Lake offering residents fresh, healthy local produce. May through October, the Mobile Farmers Market will operate every Wednesday at these...

Weight Watchers Meeting at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church

DETAILS WHERE: 4887 Valleydale Road, Birmingham   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Mondays at 5:30 - 6:30 PM TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Healthy Eating, Weight Loss Programs

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church hosts a Weight Watchers meeting every Monday from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Please contact the church to confirm the meeting times.

Zumba at New Bethlehem Baptist Church

New Bethlehem Baptist Church offers Zumba classes taught by a certified instructor. Zumba classes meet every Tuesday from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. Please contact the church to confirm class schedule.

Day Camp at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen

St. Vincent’s 119 Health and Wellness Center will once again offer summer day camp for children ages 6 – 12 at our state of the art fitness facility. We offer care from 7:30am – 5:30pm, with our primary activities taking place between 8am and 4:30pm. Contact Dan Loden for updated 2013 camp details.

Western Health Center

DETAILS WHERE: 1700 Avenue E. Ensley, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Ensley

The West End Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

West End Health Center

The West End Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

Morris Health Center

The Morris Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

Central Health Center

The Central Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

Bessemer Health Center

The Bessemer Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

Eastern Health Center

The Eastern Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

Hoover Recreation Center

The Hoover Recreation Center has fitness classes, aquatics, racquetball courts, a walking track, childcare and kids activities. The Recreation Center Hours of Operation are: Monday through Thursday 5:00 am - 9:30 pm Friday 5:00 am - 9:00 pmSaturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pmSunday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sertoma Park

Sertoma Park is located at 3301 Thornton Drive behind Green Valley Elementary School.This 4-acre park has a new playground, picnic tables, restrooms, and 4 lighted tennis courts.

Garden for good health: Yes WE can!

Gardening for Good Health: Yes WE Can! By: Katie Crawford Buys, MSN, MPH, NP-C, Instructor & Course Manager, UAB Community & Public Health Nursing. On a cool Wednesday morning in February, Katie Crawford Buys found Ama Shambulia, Director of West End “WE” Community Gardens, hard at work, preparing the...

Food Pantry at Southside Baptist Church

The Food Pantry at Southside Baptist Church gives food out on Tuesdays from 6:30 - 7:00 AM. They are not accepting new clients until January 2013. Please call them for further information.

Senior Citizen Center of Trussville

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: More, Senior Centers

The Senior Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. There are ongoing classes including Line Dance, Exercise Class and Square Dance. They also offer special classes (on demand) and have guest speakers each month. About 4 - 6 times per year, a nutritionist visits the center and leads a class. Their facility consists of a large...

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Connect with others: Cooper Green Diabetes Support Group

Cooper Green Mercy Health System offers a monthly Diabetes Support Group Meeting. The Support Group meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 9:00-10:00 am in the 2nd floor Cafeteria. These support groups are great time to learn more about staying healthy and to hear from others about their experiences with diabetes. In April, Debbie...

NEW YEAR’S EVE CONTRA DANCE!

DETAILS WHERE: 309 23rd Street North Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Dec 31, 2017: 8:30 pm - 12:30 am (Sun), Sunday, December 31 2017 - Thursday, January 1 1970 TAGS: Physical Activity, Events

Join us for  CONTRA DANCE at the YWCA. Always LIVE MUSIC - Always TONS OF FUN.   Dazzling New Year's Eve Dance - We go all out for our glittery New Year's Eve dance. What better way to welcome in the New Year? We offer beginner's lessons at 8:30, start at 9 and celebrate at midnight. The dance ends at 12:30 We primarily do three types of dancing at...

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McWilliams Kountry Market

DETAILS WHERE: 141 highway 21 Pineapple,Al   ( Map ) USER RATING: WHEN: The market is open Monday thru Saturday 5am- 9pm Sunday 7am-5pm TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens

McWilliams Kountry Market is designed to meet the needs of the community. This store has all your needs so you will not have to travel far. Mc Williams Kountry Market also has a local postal service, prepared meals for those that has special needs as well as those that are trying to watch their weight. If you want a great healthy meal come visit the...

Mr. Johnny’s Garden & Gift Shop

DETAILS WHERE: 7 Claiborne Street   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm. TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens

              Mr. Johnny's Garden & Gift Shop is open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm. Mr. Johnny's offers farm raised fruit and vegetables. Mr. Johnny's is a great place to shop when you are looking for fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers and canned items as well. Also a small gift shop is...

Red Mountain Park

DETAILS WHERE: 2011 Frankfurt Drive   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM every Saturday beginning January 23rd TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Physical Activity, Parks, Events, Healthy Families, Family-Friendly Activities, Healthcare

NOW OFFERING GUIDED HIKES–EVERY SATURDAY BEGINNING JAN. 23RD What: See how Birmingham became “The Magic City”! You will meet your guide at the Trailhead and take an engaging walk along the ruins of old mine structures and railroad beds, learning how Red Mountain iron ore once fed the nation’s thirst for steel. Whether you are a history buff,...

Mommy and Me Time Fitness

Mommy and Me Time Fitness offers a variety of fitness classes for Moms.  Prenatal and Postnatal fitness, Mommy & Me Bootcamp, Mommy Fit, Zumba and Pilates.  Moms, Moms To Be, and even Grandmas, of all fitness levels, and children of all ages are welcome! The class schedule is :  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 9:20am in Homewood Tuesday...

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama's largest living museum with more than 10,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens' 67.5 acres contains 25+ unique gardens, 30+ works of original outdoor sculpture and miles of serene paths. There are many events at the Gardens, some free and others with a fee, check out their calendar! Head over...

The Farmhouse: Food Integrated Training

  The Farmhouse is a food and lifestyle forum and local market featuring whole and natural foods. Jennifer Cole Conn, of Food Integrated Training, manages the Farmhouse. She is a Certified  Holistic Health Care Professional and Personal Trainer. Jennifer also holds a culinary degree and practices as a Natural Foods Chef and is a member of the...

Hoover Overeaters Anonymous

The Riverchase Methodist Church in Hoover, AL hosts the Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Saturdays at 10:30AM. OA is not just about weight loss, weight gain or maintenance, or obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. OA offers a program of recovery...

MedHelp Lakeshore

DETAILS WHERE: One West Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Monday- Friday 8 AM-8PM; Saturday 8 AM-6 PM; Sunday 1-4PM TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Healthcare, Clinics, Healthy Families, Healthcare

MedHelp's goal is to treat our patients as we would like to be treated with thoroughness and efficiency. We offer appointments for your convenience, but our patients are welcome to be seen on a walk in/urgent care basis for sinus infections, earaches, urinary tract infections, colds, coughs, rashes, sprains, and other medical problems. We strive to see all...

Southside Green Thumbs Community Garden

The Southside Green Thumbs aim to revitalize Birmingham through urban farming and community development. Green Thumbs is a budding gardening community located in the heart of Southside in Birmingham, Alabama. Call 1-334-301-4298 for  more information on spring planting schedules.

Hoover Recreation Center

The Hoover Recreation Center has fitness classes, aquatics, racquetball courts, a walking track, childcare and kids activities. The Recreation Center Hours of Operation are: Monday through Thursday 5:00 am - 9:30 pm Friday 5:00 am - 9:00 pmSaturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pmSunday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sertoma Park

Sertoma Park is located at 3301 Thornton Drive behind Green Valley Elementary School.This 4-acre park has a new playground, picnic tables, restrooms, and 4 lighted tennis courts.

Garden for good health: Yes WE can!

Gardening for Good Health: Yes WE Can! By: Katie Crawford Buys, MSN, MPH, NP-C, Instructor & Course Manager, UAB Community & Public Health Nursing. On a cool Wednesday morning in February, Katie Crawford Buys found Ama Shambulia, Director of West End “WE” Community Gardens, hard at work, preparing the...

Insulindependence Birmingham Chapter

The Insulindependence (IN) Birmingham Chapter is led by IN Captain Mason Cross. IN events are community fitness gatherings led by IN chapter leaders. The goal is to create fun and interactive environments that inspire participants to stay fit with help from their peers. Whether a person is living with  diabetes,or simply wants to be involved, our...

Mary’s Food and Fashion

In interviewing Doris Smith, she gave a lot of informative information. She operates a Non - Profit Organization that is in need of funding. This organization has brought so much hope to the community. They have clothed the needy, gave funding to those that were in need. As well as been there for the elderly that could not help themselves. Mrs. Smith hopes...

Mary’s Food and Fashion

DETAILS WHERE: 867 County Road 59 Pineapple,Al   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Monday thru Friday 8:30am - 2:30pm TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens, More, Additional Resources

Mary’s Food & Fashion is a small place with a big heart. They provide hot meals for select seniors 3 days a week. That is not all Mary’s Food and Fashion does for the community. She supplies clothes at affordable prices and serves a wide variety of healthy meals 4 days a week to the community. Mary's plays a big part in this community and is...

Ana Marie Food Pantry

DETAILS WHERE: 867 County Rd 59   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Mon 1-3p Wed 1-3 Thurs 9-2:30p TAGS: Healthy Eating, Additional Resources, More, Additional Resources, More, free

This is a food pantry open Mondays and Wednesday from 1:00pm-3:00pm and Thursdays from 9:00am-2:30m. Pantry is open to anyone needs food on weekly basis. Also, monetary assistance is available monthly for heat up to $100. These services are available only to residents of Pineapple, AL. Please call Ana Marie or Sister Pat with any additional questions...

D2 Line Dancing by Desi Keith

D2 Line Dancing By Desi Keith, will teach you the latest line dances and you will burn off some calories at the same time! Classes are $5 per session or $30 for a monthly membership.

Zumba at Riverchase UMC

DETAILS WHERE: 1953 Old Montgomery Highway Hoover, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Tuesdays, 6:30 PM; Thursdays, 5:45 PM TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes, More, Faith-based Programs

Zumba class is offered on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm (Cristina Rodriquez, cristina.rodriguez@charter.net) and on the first and fourth Thursday of every month at 5:45 (Tina Marxen, cmarxen@bcbsal.org). The classes take place in the Fellowship Hall. The cost is $5.00 per class.    

Birmingham Health Care

Birmingham Health Care is a non-profit, Community Health Center that has been serving the greater Birmingham area since 1983. BHC offers a variety of health services at affordable costs to the entire family. Medical Services provided at Birmingham Health Care (BHC) include urgent and primary care. BHC provides comprehensive diagnostic and preventive medical...

Harriman Park Recreation Center

Harriman Park Recreation Center is a City of Birmingham facility. Harriman Park Recreation Center offers general exercise classes 3 times per week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) from 10:30am - 12:00pm. There is no cost to attend the classes.

UAB Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center

UAB Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center offers numerous mental health services. They include the following: 1. Evaluation Clinic - Evaluation Clinic is the entry way to services here and the point at which eligibility for continued treatment is determined for persons that meet criteria for serious mental illness, which include functional...

Kid Fit Camp – Levite Jewish Community Center

The Levite Jewish Community Center (LJCC) offers KidFit, a fitness & health camp to for children in grades 1 to 7. In 2012, camp was held from 9:00 - 3:30 PM for one week.  KidFit Camp works to improve your child's fitness, speed, agility, flexibility andstrength while gaining confidence and building self-esteem. KidFit Camp has running and jumping...

St. Vincent’s East Diabetes Education Center

The Diabetes Education Center at St. Vincent's East is recognized by the American Diabetes Association. The Diabetes Education Center provides individual and group instruction for persons to better manage their diabetes. Morning, afternoon, and evening classes are available. There are free support groups offered once a month (third Thursday) at 6:30pm....

North Birmingham Diabetes Support Group

Join us to talk about diabetes. Our group meets on the third Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at the North Birmingham Library.

Weight Watchers Meeting at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church

DETAILS WHERE: 4887 Valleydale Road, Birmingham   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Mondays at 5:30 - 6:30 PM TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Healthy Eating, Weight Loss Programs

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church hosts a Weight Watchers meeting every Monday from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Please contact the church to confirm the meeting times.

Day Camp at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen

St. Vincent’s 119 Health and Wellness Center will once again offer summer day camp for children ages 6 – 12 at our state of the art fitness facility. We offer care from 7:30am – 5:30pm, with our primary activities taking place between 8am and 4:30pm. Contact Dan Loden for updated 2013 camp details.

Western Health Center

DETAILS WHERE: 1700 Avenue E. Ensley, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Ensley

The West End Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

West End Health Center

The West End Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

Morris Health Center

The Morris Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

Central Health Center

The Central Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

Bessemer Health Center

The Bessemer Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

Eastern Health Center

The Eastern Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

SMART Recovery Birmingham Meeting

DETAILS WHERE: 4126 Autumn Lane Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Effective 09.24.2015, our Thursday 8 pm SMART Recovery Birmingham Meeting at 401 Beacon Parkway West has been dissolved. We will change locations and offer a Thursday Meeting from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at The Moore Institute (the same location as our regular Tuesday Meeting) at 4126 Autumn Lane in Vestavia/Cahaba Heights beginning on Thursday 10.01.2015. TAGS: Support + Education, Support Groups

SMART Recovery Birmingham helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors, including: drug abuse, drug addiction, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, prescription drug abuse, sexual addiction, and problem addiction to other substances and activities. Join us at The Moore Institute, Thursday...

Exchange Club Family Skills Center

DETAILS WHERE: 2300 10th Court South   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Every Tuesday from 6:30 -7:30 pm TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Healthy Families, Support Groups for Families and Children

Our main goal is to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect. We can achieve this by attending the weekly class held every Tuesday from 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm. The class targets issues important to parents with children ages 10- 17 yrs.old only. I know if we work together we can make a difference.

Southside Teen Positive Parenting Group (PPG) at The Exchange Club Family Skill Center

Positive Parenting Groups are FREE ongoing educational support groups that meet weekly. There are several classes to choose from, including a class for parents of teenagers. Our Positive Parenting Groups are open to ALL parents/caregivers of children 0-17, or expecting parents wanting to learn more about parenting and a positive way of discipline in...

Get your FREE Health Profile at UAB HealthSmart

How Do Your Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and Body Fat Measure Up? Find out through UAB HealthSmart free health profile screenings, which are designed to help you prevent chronic diseases. We explain your results and show you lifestyle changes that can help you improve and protect your health. Call 205-996-2304 to schedule your health...

FREE Nutrition Consultation at UAB HealthSmart

Proper Nutrition is Critical to Good Health Find out more with free nutrition counseling at UAB HealthSmart. Come learn which foods you need for a healthy diet and to help you fight chronic diseases. UAB HealthSmart's nutritionists will get you on track with healthy eating habits. You will receive helpful and useful recommendations specifically...

UAB HealthSmart’s Walk Feel Alive Program

Lose Weight and Boost Health by Walking Regularly Attend UAB HealthSmart's free WALK Talk, offered Tuesdays at noon, to learn about the health benefits of walking and to get a free WALK Kit (free t-shirt, water bottle, step counter, and sling pack) to increase your steps. Then join our exercise specialist for a WALK each Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Be...

Zumba at New Bethlehem Baptist Church

New Bethlehem Baptist Church offers Zumba classes taught by a certified instructor. Zumba classes meet every Tuesday from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. Please contact the church to confirm class schedule.

Food Pantry at Southside Baptist Church

The Food Pantry at Southside Baptist Church gives food out on Tuesdays from 6:30 - 7:00 AM. They are not accepting new clients until January 2013. Please call them for further information.

Active Living at Your Library

During the month of October, the Active Living participants will learn yoga and quilting, create Halloween crafts, and enjoy the Tyler Perry movie, Peeples. Dates & Times: Oct 9, 2013: 10:30 am (Wed) Oct 16, 2013: 10:30 am (Wed) Oct 23, 2013: 10:30 am (Wed) Oct 30, 2013: 10:30 am (Wed)

Chair Yoga with Suzanne Graham

DETAILS WHERE: 3918 Montclair Road, Suite 100 Birmingham , AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am TAGS: Crestline, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes

Join Suzanne Graham at Embody Practice Center (EPC) for Chair Yoga. Class will be held Wednesdays from 10:30 - 11:30 am. Chair yoga is a great way to still get in your yoga practice when it may be hard for you to get up and down from the floor or sit on the floor for a prolonged period of time. This is great for students with hip, knee,...

Mobile Farmer’s Market

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: East Lake, East Lake

In 2005, P.E.E.R Inc. established the East Lake Farmers Market. Now they have taken the food truck concept to healthy new heights with a Mobile Farmers Market. The Mobile Market will make stops throughout East Lake offering residents fresh, healthy local produce. May through October, the Mobile Farmers Market will operate every Wednesday at these...

FREE Zumba classes at UAB HealthSmart

Regular Exercise Controls Weight and Increases Lifespan Visit UAB HealthSmart on Thursdays for one of our ZUMBA fitness classes led by Angela Scoggins-Watson, a licensed ZUMBA instructor. Wear comfortable clothes, and bring a towel and water. Class sizes are limited to first 15 registrants! Please call 205-996-2304 in advance to attend. If this is...

Zumba at UAB HealthSmart

At UAB's HealthSmart, our msision is better health for all. Start a new after work habit, join us for Zumba every Thursday at 5:30PM!

Yoga at Pilgrim Church

The Pilgrim Church, a United Church of Christ, offers yoga classes that are open to the community on Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:00 PM.

Support Groups at St. Vincent’s East

DETAILS WHERE: 50 Medical Park East Drive Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: There are free support groups offered once a month (third Thursday) at 6:30pm. TAGS: Roebuck/South East Lake, Healthy Families, Support Groups for Families and Children, Support + Education, Support Groups

The Diabetes Education Center at St. Vincent's East is recognized by the American Diabetes Association.  There are free support groups offered once a month (third Thursday) at 6:30pm. Please call to reserve your spot today. Additionally,  a meal can be ordered for $4/person.

Total Body Fitness in 30 Minutes at UAB HealthSmart

Absolute 30 - Total Body Fitness Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases. Absolute 30 provides you with a thirty minute workout with cardio and strength training exercises to help you burn fat, lose weight, and tone. We will...

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Raw for 30 Days

Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days is an independent documentary film that chronicles six Americans with diabetes switching their diet and getting off insulin. The film follows each participant's remarkable journey and captures the medical, physical, and emotional transformations brought on by this diet and lifestyle change. *Medical Disclaimer:...

Railroad Park

Railroad Park is a 19 acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial and artistic heritage of our great city. Situated along 1st Avenue South, between 14th and 18th Streets, the park is a joint effort between the City of Birmingham and the Railroad Park Foundation. Hailed as "Birmingham's Living Room," Railroad Park provides a...

East Wilcox County Farmers Market

The East Wilcox County Farmers Market is open seasonal from  June 25-Oct. 1. Find this Farmer's Market across from the Pineapple Health Center and head over on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8:30am to 2:00pm.  

Moton’s Farmers Market

Moton's Farmer's Market is located across from Travis Gas station. The Market is open  Monday thru Saturday call to check hours of service. Moton Farmer's Market has a wide selection of fresh vegetables and fruit at an awesome price. Come and see us at Moton's  Farmer's Market you will not be disappointed.

Move it to improve it: Exercise for your health

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Physical Activity, Online Resources

Regular exercise can improve your overall health and reduce your risk for chronic conditions. You need 2 types of physical activity in order to better your health, aerobic and muscle strengthening. Aerobic exercise or “cardio” can be activities such as jogging, bike riding, water aerobics, or pushing a lawn mower. Muscle-strengthening exercises...

Community Education South

This is a Senior Citizen Symposium that will address common health care issues of the elderly to include Diabetes, Hypertension and Stress Management. Widowhood, Medicare/Medicaid coverage and approaches to promote optimal holistic wellness are incorporated to establish health compliance. A physician/practitioner will present changes that normally occur...

Friends of Red Mountain Park Nature Hike

Be an important part of building Red Mountain Park's plant inventory on this 2 mile, moderate difficulty hike! Help identify as many species of wildflowers and unique flora at the Park as possible, and maybe you'll discover a new species named after you! This hike will be an interpretive, conversation based exercise led by a botanical expert. For this...

The Farm Stand at UAB

Now supported by Boozer Farms, the Farm Stand brings the best local and regional fruits and vegetables to UAB's Healthcare System.  Business opened on April 7th and will continue through October 28th. Their schedule this year:

Volunteer Vacation at Red Mountain Park

Beginning March 30th and running through April 3rd Red Mountain Park is hosting Volunteer Vacation! This year’s Volunteer Vacation is going to be a little different in that we are offering morning and afternoon time slots; 9:00 AM to Noon and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Stay the whole time or part of the time, that is up to you, all we ask is that you have fun...

An easy chili recipe for those chilly days!

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Healthy Eating, Additional Resources

Easy Chili Recipe 1pound canned chicken (cut up into cube or strips) 1 large onion diced 1/2 cup frozen corn (optional) 1 can of beans (kidney, pinto, or black beans) 1 bell pepper diced 2 cups cooked tomato or 2 can( each 8oz) 1 packet of McCormick Chili seasoning or (2 teaspoon chili powder and 1teaspoon salt) 1/2 garlic clove or 1/2 teaspoon...

Relieving Stress During the Holiday Season

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated

  The Holiday season is finally here and I’m sure you are all excited to be spending time with family and friends. Preparing for these memorable times, though, can be stressful. Here are a few tips to keep your holiday season organized and stress free: 1)  Skip the junk food: eat wholesome foods instead like fruits,...

Local Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: More, Additional Resources

Here is a list of local agencies that can assist with food, and other needs: Community Kitchens (Soup Kitchen) 1024 12th St. S Birmingham, AL phone: (205)-251-3569 Lunch 7 days/week Sixth Ave Baptist Church ( Food Pantry) 337 10th Ave. SW Birmingham, AL 35211 phone :...

Community Food Bank of Central Alabama

   The Community Food Bank of Central Alabama is an amazing organization that collects food donations and distributes them to local food pantries and soup kitchens in the central Alabama area. The Food Bank also has some of its own programs that work directly with people in need. One of these programs is called the Mobile Pantry program....

Depression resources in the Birmingham area

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, it's important to seek help.   Listed below are a few resources in the Birmingham area for those affected by depression or other mental health problems:   Support Group for those with Depression or Bipolar Disorder (Free) What? – This support group...

Hearty Lean Chili Recipe

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Healthy Eating, Additional Resources

Tail-gating season is finally here and there will be many tempting sweets and treats around. For a healthier alternative, try this healthy chili recipe out: Hearty Lean Chili              Serves: 12    Size: 1 cup (217  g) Ingredients 1 pound 95% lean ground beef or lean ground...

Healthy Fall Recipes

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Healthy Eating, Additional Resources

Fall is finally here and I’m sure we are all excited to get out of the heat and enter into some cooler weather. Here are some healthy fall meals to keep you and your family happy this fall season: Slow Cooker Pork with Walnuts and Apples   (serves 8)         serving size- 4 ounces of meat                    ...

Jones Valley Teaching Farm: a school-based food and nutrition education program

September is childhood obesity month and it is important to introduce healthy foods to our kids, encouraging a more healthy lifestyle early on. The Jones Valley Teaching Farm does exactly this through their Good School Foods program. In 2012, building on the framework of the urban farm, Jones Valley Teaching Farm brought together a team of educators,...

Shop smarter: Tips on buying healthier frozen foods

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Healthy Eating, Additional Resources

We all know that it’s healthier to cook homemade meals. However, with a busy schedule, even people who enjoy cooking may find themselves in a time crunch from time to time. Frozen foods can be convenient in these moments, and while many frozen foods can be high in calories, fat, and sodium, not all frozen foods have to be off limits. If you are careful...

Back to School with Diabetes

Back to school is quickly approaching! If your child has diabetes extra preparations need to be made to insure that your child will stay healthy while at school.  Here are some helpful tips for sending your child with diabetes back to school with confidence: Plan ahead: It is important that the school is aware that your child has...

How much sugar is in your sauce?

We all know that sweets contain a lot of sugar, but sugar is also hiding in a lot of processed savory foods. Foods like barbeque sauce, ketchup, canned soup and spaghetti sauce can pack a lot of sugar. I was surprised how much added sugar is in jarred spaghetti sauce. While tomatoes have some natural sugar in them, a lot of companies add extra sugar to...

Be active: Bike!

Bicycle riding is a fun and easy way to get exercise in our city. Many roads have plenty of room for cyclists and cars to co-exist safely. Every day, Birmingham is becoming more accessible for people who want to ride. Not only are bicycles great for staying physically active, they also provide an alternative means of transportation. Imagine going on...

Hike with us: Discover hiking trails and events near you!

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Physical Activity, Parks, Events

Celebrate American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® on June 7 at Red Mountain Park! Enjoy a two-mile hike starting at 9am along Red Mountain’s most popular trail, the Ridge walk. If you enjoy hiking, consider joining one of these sponsored hikes: Southeastern Outings will lead a moderately easy four-mile hike on the Brookside Walking...

Are you drinking your calories?

Are you drinking your calories? Many people don’t realize how much sugar and calories are in drinks. Drinks can easily add up to 1,000 calories a day which can cause us to gain weight. Soda, sport drinks, sweet tea, and even fruit juices all have sugar. One 20-ounce bottle of soda can add 240 calories and 13 teaspoons of sugar to your diet. Sports...

Make Every Day World No Tobacco Day

Celebrating 2 years! The Magic City went smoke free on June 1st, 2012 a day after the World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day. Let’s celebrate a smoke-free city on May 31st. This is a time for organizations all over the world to highlight the health risks related to tobacco use. Globally, tobacco use is the most preventable cause of death....

See Clearly in Healthy Vision Month

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Healthcare, Eye Care

We're focusing on eye health this month, because May will be Healthy Vision Month. Annual eye exams are an important part of staying healthy. Dilated eye exams are the only way to catch eye disease early and can even help to detect early signs of other illnesses.1 For people with diabetes, it is especially important to have regular exams by an eye...

UAB School of Dentistry

UAB School of Dentistry welcomes first-time patients who are coming for either emergency or routine treatment. You will be seen by a student doctor supervised by a faculty member. An exam and X-rays are usually taken on the first appointment and this is the time to discuss your dental needs and concerns. By the end of the second appointment, most patients...

Add More Veggies into Your Diet for National Nutrition Month®

We are always being told to eat more vegetables. This is because vegetables have many benefits for our health. Vegetables contain essential vitamins and minerals, as well as being high in fiber and low in carbohydrates.  Eating more vegetables is a great way to help control your carbohydrate and caloric intake, while still satisfying your hunger1. The...

Know your Risk: American Diabetes Association Alert Day®

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Support + Education, Hotlines/Online Resources

American Diabetes Association Alert Day® is an annual event when the ADA asks Americans to learn more about their risk for type 2 diabetes by taking their Diabetes Risk Test. This is a quick quiz that will ask you questions about your height, weight, age, family history, activity level, and other risk factors. Alert Day takes place on the fourth Tuesday...

Lower your risk of developing diabetes

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Healthy Families, Online Resources

Lower you risk. There a lot of things that you can do to lower your risk for diabetes and even small changes can go a long way. Eating healthier can make a big impact on lowering your risk for type 2 diabetes. Here are some tips to help you eat your way to a healthier you: -Cut out or replace sodas, sweet tea, and...

20-minute meal: Easy seared and steamed fish

Many of us are intimidated by cooking fresh or frozen fish, but this simple technique from the UAB Windows into Wellness blog makes this healthy food both simple to prepare and delicious. Our own staff member, Rebecca Honaker tried out this recipe using frozen Tilapia filets. Tilapia is a great choice for those who don't prefer a strong fishy...

24/7, 365 days of the year. Diabetes doesn’t stop. Neither should you.

Every day you make an extraordinary effort to manage your diabetes. Here are some resources to help you work toward your goals:   1. Support Groups: Talk about managing diabetes at Oasis Women's Counseling Center, FMS Pharmacy Free Support Group, Cooper Green Health System's Support Groups and more.   2. Healthy Eating: Learn new recipes...

Healthier Holidays: tips and events to stay in control

DETAILS USER RATING: TAGS: More, Additional Resources

Corn bread, brownies, chocolate pudding, sweet potato pie... The holiday season often brings challenges for many people living with diabetes. Holidays often mean a change in schedules, travel, and a variety of holiday foods. Here are 3 ways to stay in control over the holidays: 1. Know your numbers! Check your blood sugar as directed...

Recipes for Healthier Holidays

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Healthy Eating, Additional Resources

Maintaining a healthy diet can be particularly challenging during the holidays. Portion control and a few modifications to classic holiday recipes can go a long way in keeping your sugar under control over the holidays. Here a few recipes you can try out in the coming holiday season: Country Style Green Beans 1. Place beans, turkey, onion, and...

Diabetes Books and Resources at the Homewood Library

The Homewood Public Library has put together a comprehensive list of their diabetes related books and resources. The list includes cookbooks and diet books, books on exercise, books for teens, and books on diabetes and treatment. These titles below are available for check out at the Homewood Library. If you cannot get to the Homewood Library, you can...

Diabetes on a Budget

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, More, Additional Resources

Written by: John P. Shelley and Rebecca Honaker, BA Reviewed by: April Agne, MPH With the rising costs of prescriptions and everyday supplies, like test strips, taking better care of your diabetes can be an expensive (and overwhelming) goal. Becoming a smarter shopper can go a long way in bringing down those prices, without sacrificing your health. ...

The Delicious Dietician

The Delicious Dietician is a private practice providing one-on-one dietary guidance and easy-to-follow meal plans tailored to your needs. The practice has a program specifically designed for people diagnosed with diabetes that follows their mission of real food for real people. The Delicious Dietician has several locations in Birmingham and Fultondale, as...

Help with Medication Costs

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, More, Additional Resources

Medications can be very expensive. If you are having trouble covering the cost of your medications, here are some ways you may be able to get help.   Talk with your doctor. Let your doctor know that it is difficult to pay for all your medications. They may be able to find alternatives or suggest Patient Assistance Programs for...

GRADE: a type 2 diabetes study

Do you have type 2 diabetes? Join the GRADE study to help us find the best long-term treatment for people living with type 2 diabetes. Quick facts about the GRADE study: The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, in collaboration with 37 medical...

Taking Control of Diabetes: How 3 famous women live with diabetes

  By: April Agne, MPH (March 2013) Many women live strong, healthy and happy with diabetes. However, these women struggle day to day like many individuals living diabetes. Here we recognize their stories of struggle, triumph, and strategies to manage their diabetes.  Patti LaBelle, singer/author/actor (age 68, Type 2...

Cornerstone Schools of Alabama

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated

Cornerstone was founded in 1993 by the late C. Molton Williams along with area business and community leaders.   Cornerstone students, in grades K4-8, are provided with a challenging curriculum within the context of biblically-centered spiritual formation in order to prepare them for excellence in high school and college.

Exercise Classes at Faith Chapel Christian Center’s “The Bridge”

Faith Chapel Christian Center's The Bridge offers exercise classes and equipment to the congregation and community throughout the week. The facilities include and indoor track, basketball court, cardiovascular equipment, and a weight room. Check out the exercise class schedule. It is always best to call the church and confirm the class time and fee prior...

Exercise Classes at Valleydale Church

Valleydale Church offers exercise classes throughout the week. Ladies Zumba is offered on Mondays and Thursdays at 10 am. Step Aerobics is held at 6:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Check out their calendar for more classes and cancellations.  There is also exercise equipment on site.  It is always best to call the church and confirm the class and fee...

Howard Lake

Howard Lake is located at 300 Municipal Lane on 8 acres of scenic woodlands near to Highway 31 and I-459. This park has a three-acre lake, lighted track, playground, pavilion, parking. The Howard Lakehouse can be reserved for civic and social events.

Small steps to a healthier you!

The beginning of a new year is a great starting point to get on a path to a healthier you! “A healthful lifestyle is easier than you might think. The path to good health isn't the same for everyone and yours may change over time. Take small steps that are right for you, one at a time. Every step adds up, so you’ll reach your health goals before you know...

ImWel: Improving Weight Loss

Tired of the Weight? *Are you or someone you know overweight and interested in losing weight? *Are you at least 21 years old? *Are you in overall good health? *Are you available for study-related visits over the next 16 months? If you answered YES, you may qualify to participate in ImWel, a weight loss...

Faith Chapel Christian Storehouse

Faith Chapel Christian Storehouse's goal is to meet the physical needs of those we serve by providing nutritional food and adequate clothing while giving a message of hope and love. Food is distributed every 3rd Saturday from 10a – 12p at the Faith Chapel Zeal building.    If this is your first time to receive groceries, we will ask you to fill out a...

Senior Citizen Center of Trussville

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: More, Senior Centers

The Senior Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. There are ongoing classes including Line Dance, Exercise Class and Square Dance. They also offer special classes (on demand) and have guest speakers each month. About 4 - 6 times per year, a nutritionist visits the center and leads a class. Their facility consists of a large...

UAB HealthSmart’s Walk Feel Alive Program

Lose Weight and Boost Health by Walking Regularly Attend UAB HealthSmart's free WALK Talk, offered Tuesdays at noon, to learn about the health benefits of walking and to get a free WALK Kit (free t-shirt, water bottle, step counter, and sling pack) to increase your steps. Then join our exercise specialist for a WALK each Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Be...

Zumba at UAB HealthSmart

At UAB's HealthSmart, our msision is better health for all. Start a new after work habit, join us for Zumba every Thursday at 5:30PM!

Total Body Fitness in 30 Minutes at UAB HealthSmart

Absolute 30 - Total Body Fitness Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases. Absolute 30 provides you with a thirty minute workout with cardio and strength training exercises to help you burn fat, lose weight, and tone. We will...

Exercise Classes at Faith Chapel Christian Center’s “The Bridge”

Faith Chapel Christian Center's The Bridge offers exercise classes and equipment to the congregation and community throughout the week. The facilities include and indoor track, basketball court, cardiovascular equipment, and a weight room. Check out the exercise class schedule. It is always best to call the church and confirm the class time and fee prior...

McWilliams Kountry Market

DETAILS WHERE: 141 highway 21 Pineapple,Al   ( Map ) USER RATING: WHEN: The market is open Monday thru Saturday 5am- 9pm Sunday 7am-5pm TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens

McWilliams Kountry Market is designed to meet the needs of the community. This store has all your needs so you will not have to travel far. Mc Williams Kountry Market also has a local postal service, prepared meals for those that has special needs as well as those that are trying to watch their weight. If you want a great healthy meal come visit the...