Health Resources

Every person’s path to physical activity and a healthy lifestyle is different. You may find Lakeshore through the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative, or through competitive athletics. You may never be able to visit Lakeshore’s campus and utilize the facility, but that does not mean you cannot be active and healthy. For more than 40 years, w have grown far beyond our walls of classes, programs and activity and we want our culture of possibility to stretch worldwide.

The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability, which is housed at Lakeshore, is a great resource for people who may not live in the Birmingham, Alabama area. NCHPAD works to improve the health and wellness of people with disability by supporting accessible and inclusive public health promotion programs. They also provide individualized information through web-based materials and health communication. Check out all of their resources on (opens in a new tab).

Lakeshore Life (opens in a new tab) is a health promotion program designed to reach all Lakeshore members and staff from the youngest to the oldest member. This program not only focuses on the physical activity aspect of a healthy lifestyle, but the nutritional component as well. Check out our 2019 Lakeshore Life initiative, Mindful of You, below.

All of Us is a new research program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The goal is to advance precision medicine. Precision medicine is health care that is based on you as an individual. It takes into account factors like where you live, what you do, and your family health history. Precision medicine’s goal is to be able to tell people the best ways to stay healthy. If someone does get sick, precision medicine may help health care teams find the treatment that will work best. To get there, they need one million or more people. Those who join will share information about their health over time. Researchers will study this data. What they learn could improve health for generations to come. Participants are our partners. We’ll share information back with them over time. Just click the All of Us logo or visit to learn more and sign up.

We want 2019 to be a year dedicated to you. Join us this year as Lakeshore Life presents monthly articles, presentations and activities geared towards supporting your healthy lifestyle.

The rhythm of life can be fast-paced and chaotic, leading to a poor diet and limited exercise, two primary causes of heart disease. This February, establish a new beat. Learn about your heart, try a new Lakeshore cardio class, and make a flavorful, tasty recipe.

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February is Heart Month. Learn about the causes of heart disease and what you can do to maintain a strong, healthy heart. Check out these great articles from the CDC and NCHPAD.

Heart Disease: It Can Happen at Any Age (opens in a new tab) – Heart disease doesn’t happen just to older adults. It is happening to younger adults more and more often. Learn about your risk for heart disease and the steps you need to take now to help your heart.

The Fat Debate (opens in a new tab) – Although the word “fat” historically has a bad connotation, many dietary fats are known to greatly improve our health, particularly our heart health. Learn which fats to eat and which fats to avoid. 

Healthy Eating for a Strong Heart Beating (opens in a new tab) – A wholesome diet is one of the best ways to protect you from cardiovascular issues. Read 10 quick nutrition tips to a healthy heart.

Heart Healthy Month: Nutrition Spotlight (opens in a new tab) – Because you can never have too much heart health information or delicious recipes.

Attend one of our informative presentations on exercise to strengthen your heart.

The Art of the Pump – Cardiovascular Exercise
Cardiovascular (aerobic) exercise is generally any exercise that raises your heart and breathing rate. The benefits and suggested amount, types and intensity of cardiovascular exercise will be discussed as well as ways to self-assess your optimal level of cardiovascular exercise.

When: Wednesday, February 20 from 12-1 p.m.
By: Encompass Health Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital Physical Therapist Terry Rhodes
Where: Wet Classroom

Interval Training Mini Presentations
Learn how interval training can boost your heart health.

Friday, February 8 at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, February 12  at 1:30 p.m.
Friday, February 15 at 2 p.m.
Monday, February 18 at 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 19 at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 23 at 2 p.m.
By: Lakeshore Fitness Staff
Where: Fitness Center

Lakeshore has lots of cardio-focused classes and programs. Try adding a new one to your routine. 

  • Aquafit: Tues/Thurs: 9-9:45 a.m., Sat: 8:30-9:15 a.m. (Lap Pool)
  • Aqua Cardio: Mon/Wed/Fri: 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Lap Pool)
  • Kranking: Mon/Wed/Fri: 7-7:45 a.m. & 11:30-12:15 a.m. Tues/Thurs: 12:30-1:15 p.m. (Krankcycle Room)
  • Zumba Gold: Tues: 10-11 a.m., Sat: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (Group Exercise Room)
  • Zumba Gold Seated: Tues: 11:15-11:45 a.m. (Group Exercise Room)
  • Cycling: Tues/Thurs: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Wed: 4:30-7 p.m. (Fieldhouse)
  • Fish Out of Water (age 6 to 14): Mon/Wed: 4:45-5:30 p.m. (Functional Room)

Learn a New Healthy Recipe

Try one of these heart healthy recipes from the American Heart Association.

Citrus Ginger Honey Glazed Salmon with Whole Grain Rice and Sugar Snap Peas (opens in a new tab)
Egg and Cheese Wrap (opens in a new tab)
Blueberry Mango Smoothie (opens in a new tab)