Here’s to good health!

‘Beer Yoga at the Barn’ at Fischer Farm May 20

Bensenville, Ill.— Ever wonder whether a love of beer could be somehow fused with health and fitness? Well, “here’s to good health!” The Bensenville Park District’s May 20 ‘Beer Yoga at the Barn’ at Fischer Farm combines the centuries-old therapies for the body, mind and soul into an hour-long restorative experience.

Join a Wood Street Fitness yoga instructor at Fischer Farm 6 p.m. Saturday, May 20, for an hour-long experience where the beer can becomes a prop and an important part of the yoga routine. Fischer Farm is located at 16W680 Old Grand Avenue, Bensenville.

“Beer yoga combines the health benefits of beer with the mindfulness of yoga to create an energizing experience for all,” says Fitness Supervisor Silvia Acevedo, citing a 2018 NBC News article about seven science-backed health benefits of beer.

According to the article, which points to studies in the American Journal of the Medical Sciences, International Journal of Endocrinology, Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, American Heart Association, and U.S. Health & Human Services’ 2015-2020 dietary guidelines, beer may lower the risk of diabetes, make the heart healthier, boost brain power, reduce inflammation and contributes to nutritional intake, with its antioxidants, flavonoids, protein, fiber and B vitamins.

The program is open to those ages 21 and older, and the registration fee is $12 ($10 for in-district patrons). Participants must present identification to check in before class starts. Wear comfortable workout clothes in layers. Mats and Yoga props such as blocks and straps can be provided, but participants can bring their own if they prefer. Participants should bring their own unopened beer cans (no glass bottles), limit two, which can be consumed during the program. Water is encouraged for hydration purposes.

Space is limited. Those interested must register by May 15 at the Deer Grove Leisure Center, 1000 W. Wood Street, Bensenville.

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