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Continuing Education

Fitness, Health & Sports

Chronic Disease and the American Diet 

Chronic disease is known to be caused by chronic inflammation. You may be surprised to learn that a likely cause of inflammation is the Standard American Diet. Specific aspects will be covered that can decrease inflammation considerably. You will discover what Nutrigenomics is, how the expression of our genes plays a role in the environment (epigenetics), and the mind/body connection. Examples of chronic conditions that are caused or made worse by inflammation are: autoimmune diseases, obesity, Lyme disease, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and many others.

Meets: Four Tuesdays, Apr 7-28, 6-8 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Anne Buzzelli
Fee: $79 (#65134)

Fly Tying Basics

Have you visited a fly-fishing shop and wondered how they make all those different flies? Ever said, “I’d like to try that”? Well, now’s your chance. Learn how to tie eight popular and effective patterns for all types of fly fishing. Fly tying is fun…and it’s easier than you think!

Meets: Two Mondays & Fridays, 7-8:30 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
(#65484) Mar 16 -27 OR (#65485) Apr 13-24
Instructor: Tommy Lawhorne
Fee: $99 (includes materials)

Introduction to Fly Fishing

Fly fishing is fun, relaxing, and a source of endless challenge. This course combines classroom instruction with time on a local pond to practice and fine-tune what you’ve learned. You will be guided all the way by a local fishing guide and casting teacher, with plenty of one-on-one instruction. Get started on this enjoyable and rewarding sport.

Meets: One Saturday, May 9, 9 am-5 pm; BRCC Plecker Center and North River Park Pond
Instructor: Tommy Lawhorne
Fee: $129 (includes equipment); Bring bag lunch (#65487)

Online Classes

Handling Medical Emergencies

Every second counts during a medical emergency. Learn how to respond if someone needs your help.
$99.  Visit ed2go.com/blueridgecc/ to register.

Happy and Healthy Pregnancy

In this course, you'll learn how the stages of pregnancy affect your body, emotions, and budget, and how to prepare yourself and your family to welcome your new baby.
$99.  Visit ed2go.com/blueridgecc/ to register.

Introduction to Natural Health and Healing

Learn how to promote wellness, balance, and health in all aspects of your daily life.
$99.  Visit ed2go.com/blueridgecc/ to register.

Lose Weight and Keep it Off

Discover how to establish a healthy approach to successful weight loss and weight maintenance for a lifetime. 
$99.  Visit ed2go.com/blueridgecc/ to register.