Health News: 5K for lung cancer, free yoga, sugar city

yoga class Beat your case of the Mundays at a free yoga class in Brooklyn.
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Get some fresh air to benefit lung cancer research


The first-everBrooklyn Free to Breathe Run/Walk will take place Oct. 26 at Cadman Plaza Park beginning at 7:30 a.m. with a welcome rally and group warm-up. The organization is working to double lung cancer survival by 2022, and all proceeds from this 5K event will benefit Free to Breathe, a nonprofit research and advocacy organization. To get involved, Register online for $30 before Oct. 22; there will be no onsite registration.



Take a free yoga class

Don’t let your week start off with stress. Unwind from your Monday at a free hourlong yoga class suitable for all levels at JackRabbit’s Brooklyn location (151 Seventh Ave.) It’s BYO mat, and be sure to arrive a few minutes before class starts at 7 p.m.RSVP to

221,314 reasons to say no to sugar

Maybe you’ve cut sugar from the foods you eat. Good for you! But a major source of sugar in most diets is from beverages, from sodas to, yes, the fruit juices that are supposed to be the healthier alternative. To see how much sugar the average family of four will typically eat over a lifetime, visit Brita and Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s cityscape built of sugar cubes, on display at the Tea Salon (75 Ninth Ave.) from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Sugar Buildings exhibit will include 28 buildings between 3 and 7 feet tall, weighing about 7,000 pounds. Think about that the next time you’re thirsty.

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