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Age and eat well

Photo by Ed Sinnott

      The colors, sunny days and crisp nights of autumn combined with the bounty of summer produce are always a great reason to celebrate your health and body. In the Wood River Valley and around the nation, many communities celebrate healthy eating and lifestyles through harvest festivals and events. Enjoying five successful years, the 2014 Sun Valley Harvest Festival, Sept.18-21, brings food, health and activities together for one helluva an event. Offering scenic foodie adventures, the Harvest Festival includes fishing and biking, craft cocktails and caviar, samplings from over 50 local restaurants, wine tasting, and techniques from world-class chefs.
     “We are always searching for the next trend when it comes to food and travel,” said Ed Sinnott, festival director. “The two go hand-in-hand, and we want to offer festival guests an incredible outdoor experience along with outstanding food and wine. From fly-fishing with professional guides to hiking with local Olympic athletes, this year’s festival can’t be beat when it comes to food and wine adventuring.” 
     Zenergy welcomes and supports this blend of culinary delights and outdoor recreation because it’s not only living well, but it’s also great fun especially for the highly anticipated “Foodie Adventures” showcase four dining adventures that incorporate unbeatable scenery and exceptional, intimate dining experiences. Each of the adventure destinations: Swiftsure Ranch, Nighthawk Farm, Galena Lodge and Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch is paired with guest chefs who will create an enticing menu featuring acclaimed wineries. Transportation is provided to and from each adventure, and gear for the biking and fishing trips is included.
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     In celebration of National Active Aging Week, Zenergy Health Club & Spa is offering any adult 60 years and older the opportunity to participate in a special week of classes Sept. 21-27.
Zenergy will present a special line-up of classes to include Restorative Yoga, Gentle Yoga Stretch, Deep Water Hydro Fit, Chair Aerobics, Dance for Parkinson’s and Active-Aging Gentle Spin as well as a talks on hydration and the influence of dance and music on health. All classes are complimentary to members. Non-members are asked to donate a $10 daily fee. All proceeds from the week will be donated directly to Meals on Wheels. Those on a fixed income are welcome to attend free of charge.
    “Observing National Active Aging Week at Zenergy is recognizing and celebrating our aging community,” said Zenergy Health Club & Spa Manager Derek Agnew. “Offering adults 60 and older options to enjoy Zenergy promotes wellness and extends options for healthy living in one’s ‘Golden Years.’ We created a week-long schedule of classes to accommodate adults 60 and older so they will feel their best.”
Through the guidance of the International Council on Active Aging® activities and events will be free to low cost, educational and presented in a safe, fun and friendly atmosphere throughout the last week in September across the nation. Check it out all the opportunities at