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Railroad park is open 7 am to 11 pm, 7 days per week. Join one of their free fitness classes at 6:00 PM Monday – Friday!
Cooper Green Mercy Health System offers a monthly Diabetes Support Group Meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 9:00-10:00 am in the 2nd floor Cafeteria.
Come learn which foods you need for a healthy diet and to help you fight chronic diseases. Call 205-996-2304 to learn more. 
HealthSmart will be holding free vision screenings from 1-4:30pm on Friday, February 20th!
UAB HealthSmart can help you develop an exercise plan. Join them every Tuesday - Friday between 10am - 2pm to receive a free fitness consultation.
The Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation is providing free diabetes education. Join them at Episcopal Place (1112 26th Street South) for class on the listed dates!
Visit the Pepper Place Market (2829 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233) on Saturdays from 7am to 12pm! Local vendors sell a variety of goods from fresh produce to flowers.
UAB HealthSmart can help you develop an exercise plan that works for you. Receive a free fitness consultation every Tuesday through Friday between 10 am and 2 pm.
Villager Yoga will lead a FREE Family Yoga Class at Whole Foods Market on Monday, July 28 at 11 am! Bring your water bottle and a mat or towel, and join us for this...
Thursday, July 17th Red Mountain Park will host the COOLEST zip in town! Splash zip includes super soaker water challenges, water sponge bulls-eye and much much more!...
Looking for a new, fun activity that does not feel like exercise? Discover the NEW hula hoop—a professional fitness hoop! A FREE Hoops for Fitness class will be held...
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits? The Homewood Public Library will host two classes with Karen Haiflich who will answer all...
East Lake Farmer's Market will be open every Saturday 8 am- 12 pm from May 3 through October 11 at the corner of 2nd Avenue South and 78th Street South. You can get...
Come walk with  the Botanical Gardens on Sunday, June 28 2pm-4pm and learn how much we rely on the plants that come from the rainforest.
Join the MyDiabetesConnect team this Saturday, June 28 at the Birmingham Heart Walk!
Ensley Park Recreation Center offers zumba classes every Monday and Wednesday from 6 pm to 7 pm for a fee of $3.
The St. Vincent's One Nineteen Block Party & Health Festival will be held on Saturday, June 21 from 5 pm to 8 pm. This event is FREE and will include health...
Jessica Bostany will teach a FREE beginner Jazz dance workout with an aerobic routine at Whole Foods on Saturday, June 14 at 9am. This routine will work to develop...
Join the Birmingham Black Nurses Association, Inc. at the Homewood Library on Monday, June 16 at 11:30 am as they discuss basic diabetes information, risk factors, key...
Join D2 Line Dancing for a FREE line dancing party with the D2 Line Dancers on Thursday, June 12 from 5-7 pm at the Fountain Heights Recreation Center.
Red Mountain Park will be hosting a trail hike to celebrate National Trails Day® on Saturday, June 7 from 9-11 am. Enjoy a two-mile hike along Red Mountain’s most...
Discover the NEW hula hoop—a professional fitness hoop! FREE Hoops for Fitness classes will be held at various public library branches throughout the summer!
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Join Chef E on June 6 at the Powderly Branch Library to learn exciting ways to make healthy foods that are fun and tasty!
The Spark to the Park kick-off event will be held on Saturday, May 24 Harrison Park from 11 am to 3 pm and will feature local organizations and family friendly...
On May 18th, Red Mountain Park will lead a free 2.5 mile moderate hike along the Ike Maston Trail. This trip will take adventurers along the natural and manmade folds...
Come and visit My Diabetes Connect at National Employee Health and Fitness Day hosted by the City of Birmingham in Linn Park Friday, May 16 from 11 am to 1 pm. This...
Medical professionals from the Jefferson County Department of Health will be at the Woodlawn Branch Library on Friday, May 9 from 9:30 to 11:30 am to provide free...
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a year long, lifestyle change intervention designed specifically for adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. ...
Girls on the Run 5k will be on Saturday, May 10 at Marconi Park beginning at 8 am. Girls on the Run is a transformational after-school program for 3rd-5th grade girls...
Birmingham Dance Walk will be at Railroad Park on Sunday, April 27 from 3 pm to 4 pm. Dance walking is a fun, free fitness craze sweeping the globe. We are dancing and...
Whole Foods Health Starts Here program will be hosting a FREE gardening class with Expert Gardener, Chris Izor, in partnership with Jones Valley Teaching Farm. The...
Have you been diagnosed with Adult Diabetes? If you would like to learn more about Adult Diabetes, join the Adult Diabetes Support Group at Cullman Regional Medical...
Join Nancy Roberts from Villager Yoga at Whole Foods on Saturday, April 26, for a fun class where you will be guided through creative sequences aimed at exploring a...
Montevallo Family Fun and Fitness Day will be at Orr Park on Sunday, April 20 from 2 pm to 4 pm. Come join us for organized activities feature games for children,...
VisionFirst in Homewood is offering free vision screenings every Wednesday in April from 1 pm to 3:30 pm. Walk-ins are welcome or call (205) 949-2020 to make an...
The 2014 American Diabetes Association® Tour Alabama will begin at the University of Montevallo on Saturday, April 5. In addition to the ride, there will be a Healthy...
HOT 107.7 will host a walk at lunch on Thursday, March 27 from 12 pm to 1 pm at Railroad Park-17th Street Plaza. Come out and enjoy a nice stroll through Railroad Park...
The West End Branch Library will host a free dental education class on Thursday, March 27 at 3:30 pm. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular...
Learn helpful tips for adding more vegetables to your diet for National Nutrition Month®!
The “8th Annual Fitness N Motion 5K Run/Walk & Health Fair” will be on Saturday, March 15 from 8 am to 11 am. Come and join us at Faith Church for nutritional...
Cooper Green Mercy Health System offers a monthly Diabetes Support Group Meeting. The Support Group meeting is held on the Tuesday of every month from...
YWCA Birmingham will host a Contra Dance class taught by Footmad on Sunday, February 23 from 4 pm to 6:30 pm.  Contra dancing is great exercise and great fun enjoyed by...
FREE Crunk Fitness with Jamme, the Founder, at Birmingham's Boutwell Auditorium. Classes are held every Thursday starting on January 29, 2014 from 5:45 to 6:45 pm.
Chef "E" will teach a free class on the history of soul food and how to make soul food with a healthy twist. The class will be held at the Springville Road Regional...
Southeastern Outings will sponsor a day hike in Oak Mountain State Park on Saturday, February 15. Enjoy a moderate hike in the woodlands near Birmingham on a Saturday...
The 10th Annual Step Up to Wellness fair will be held on Friday, February 21 from 10 am to 2 pm at the UAB Campus Recreation Center. This is a FREE EVENT for all, and we...
Jessica Bostany will lead a class on contemporary dance moves that will free your mind and express feeling through movement while focusing on strength and flexibility....
Southeastern Outings  will sponsor a dayhike along the Locust Fork River from Swann Covered Bridge to Powell Falls and back on Saturday February 1. A moderate 3-mile...
Starting Saturday, February 1st at 10:30 am, Pelham Public Library will offer introductory Tai Chi classes for six weeks. The classes are offered to Pelham Library...
The VisionFirst Eye Center location on Lakeshore Drive will be offering free vision screenings on Wednesday, January 29 from 8 am to 10:30 am. Walk-ins are welcome or...
The 10th Annual Step Up to Wellness Health Fair will be held on Friday, February 21 from 10 am to 2 pm at the UAB Campus Recreation Center. This is a FREE EVENT for...
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—formerly known as food stamps—Outreach Team members will be at the East Lake Library on Monday, January 27 at 10...
Do you need help losing weight and keeping it off? As a participant in UAB Weight Loss Medicine, you will receive a comprehensive evaluation by a UAB Weight Loss...
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits? The Homewood Public Library will host two classes with Karen Haiflich who will answer all...
The Homewood Library will host a free workshop on how to succeed with your New Year's resolutions on Monday, January 13 from 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm. Dr. Krystal Drwencke...
The New Year's Eve Glow Run will start at the Gardendale Buffalo Wild Wings  at 6 pm on Tuesday, December 31. This will be a fun, free, family event! There will be...
Come to Railroad Park on Saturday, December 21 from 3 pm to 5pm for Mayor William A. Bell, Sr. presents Happy Holidays from Railroad Park. This year the ceremonial tree...
Whole Foods will be hosting a Health Starts Here tour where they will discuss the 4 pillars, ANDI scores and ways to incorporate more whole foods into your diet, all...
Planning to entertain this holiday season? Why not celebrate with healthy appetizers that use whole foods and nourish the body?  Join Ashley, a Healthy Eating...
The Decked Out Dash will start at 8:00 am on Saturday, December 14 at Oak Mountain State Park, with registration on site that morning an hour prior. One of the unique...
The Ruffner Mountain Nature Center will host the Christmas Bird Count bird watching hike on Saturday, December 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.!  Winter is a perfect...
Come to the "Santa Run and Santa's Little Helpers Fun Run" Tuesday, December 17th at 6 pm. The event is free but everyone who attends this run and donates a new...
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits? Karen Haiflich will answer all your questions about the how benefits are currently computed,...
Enjoy Harvest Creative Foods that make you get in a holiday groove on December 11 at 4 p.m. at the Central Branch of the Birmingham Public Library. You have the power...
Can eating too many sweets cause diabetes? Dr. Andrea Cherrington,  an Associate Professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s (UAB) Division of Preventive...
Ishkooda Slope Mines No. 13 & No. 14. Mines are nothing without miners. Red Mountain was an incubator and a classroom for African American Miners as they left...
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...
Join Chef "E" this Christmas holiday for creative and fun cooking at 3:30 p.m. at the West End Branch Library on December 5.  Learn how to eat and be merry (without...
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Junior Board of Birmingham will hold its annual Aww Shucks! Oyster Roast at Saw’s Juke Joint in Crestline Park on...
Discover the fitness hoop at the Birmingham Public Library from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13! This is the newest "cool" dance activity that you'll learn...
"Downtown Against Diabetes" is a music benefit to help STOP diabetes! November is diabetes awareness month and tickets are sold at the door for $10. The event will be...
The Vestavia Public Library will host a progressive story time on the Library Trail. Four story stations will be set up and a story will begin and unfold as you visit...
Chef "E" will teach about how to eat healthy and be creative this Thanksgiving with harvest foods at the West End Branch Library at 3:30 p.m. on November 7.
On November 2nd, hundreds of people will get together to Stop Diabetes® for the nearly 26 million American children and adults with type 1, type 2 and gestational...
Beginning at 10 am every Saturday, Hikes for Tykes is a free program provided to visitors of The Birmingham Botanical Gardens. This walk encourages pre-school children...
The Crisis Center Hosts a FREE support group for individuals with depression and/or Bipolar Disorder. This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from...
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...
Whole Foods will host a free yoga class on Saturday October 19 at 8 a.m.. Join Emilie Maynor, from Villager Yoga, for an open, encouraging and fun class where you will...
During the fourth in the series featuring foods from around the world on, Chef "E" will teach participants basic fun steps in making and preparing delicious Greek food....
The Alabama Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fundraising event with a walk, entertainment, and children's activities on October 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Railroad Park.
Area youth, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, can receive health screenings in Vision, Dental, and General Health at the YMCA of Birmingham on September 21...
Join us for the 22nd Annual Magic City AIDS Walk will be at Avondale Park at 4:00 pm with the Step-Off at 6:00 pm on September 22nd.
The North Shelby Library is hosting a National Medicare Education Week event on September 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
The Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour from October 4-7  offers 3 free health tests, valued at $100, that measure 10 key indicators including total cholesterol, glucose,...
Join us on Tuesdays at 5:30PM in the West Pavilion Atrium for FREE YOGA led by Terrie Adams and sponsored by UAB's Hospital Health Club!
Eat! Play! Enjoy music! Enjoy live music and local craft brews. Buy produce from local farmers markets. Attend talks by local merchants. play bocce ball or croquet with...
Learn about food  and healthy eating with Jennifer Cole Con on 7/18 at Homewood Library!
Happy Feet Fridays at Railroad Park!!! Get your feet moving in the right direction with a 60-minute low to high impact walk/run course!
Pizza! Pizza! Save dough and try this healthy sausage, pepper, & mushroom pizza recipe from EatingWell.com!!!
Check out diabetes support groups near you!
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Get answers your questions on: nutrition, oral hygiene, and other dental topics. Join UAB dentists and dental students on Friday, January 25, 2013 from 10AM-2PM to learn...
Small changes can make a big difference. But where to start?!? Check out this article to get started today!
A 20oz. soda has about 240 calories & 65 grams of sugar! That's more than 3 chocolate cookies (like Chips Ahoy)! Find ways to reduce the calories you drink!
Getting your exercise can be challenging during the cold months, check out this workout you can do in front of the TV!
Check out these tips to stay healthy in the New Year!