Adding LIFE to your years and years to your life!
I'm a believer in knowledge is power. There are some free online courses that I'm going to be taking through Coursera and I'm sharing them in case anyone else is interested in learning too. I love that they also cover all kinds of topics from engineering to art and music and that they are FREE. Coursera is an education company that partners with the top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take. There are no strings attached and all you do is sign up and sign in to classes. You even get online help and answers to your questions. I've already taken a programming course and courses can run anywhere from 6-10 weeks (maybe more or less). You take them when it is convenient for you.
I've signed up for the following health and nutrition classes starting soon in June and also in July:
Sustainability of Food Systems: A Global Life Cycle Perspective
through the University of Minnesota
Nutrition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
through the University of California, San Francisco
Nutrition and Physical Activity for Health
through the University of Pittsburgh
I've been a member of RFR for 4 years and part of my personal journey has been to educate myself as to why my diet is an integral part of my health and well being. I'm becoming especially interested in where my food supply comes from. An example is having recently seen a documentary on Singapore's vertical, hi-rise vegetable gardening. It's a big deal in China because they are struggling with population and demand for food supplies. They are no different then many countries (I'm in the mid-west of USA) who are importing and exporting to other countries which is causing food to be very expensive and not always healthy (for example, picked too soon for ripening purposes). Just realizing how far my food sources travel and how it travels...well it is astounding. For me, it is important to be a more thoughtful consumer as I nourish my body.
I commend so many great blog writers and wellness warriors on RFR who have local CSA's, hoop gardens and home gardens. Everyone here is such an inspiration.