DALLAS, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Dallas' Mayor Tom Leppert has proclaimed this week, Sept. 22-27, as "Health and Wellness Week" in Dallas. With the recent Sperling's BestPlaces "Healthiest Cities Study" ranking Dallas 35th out of the 50 largest U.S. cities, Parker College of Chiropractic is determined to promote good health and encourage wellness as a priority for Dallas.

In support of the week, Parker College will offer health and wellness information to the Dallas community throughout the week encouraging small steps to build healthy behaviors such how to eat better, minimize stress and move more. Additionally, Parker College will host a consumer-focused seminar, "Adjust Your Life: Making Health A Priority," that will feature world-renowned health and wellness experts including Jack LaLanne, the Godfather of Fitness; J.J. Virgin, health expert to the stars; Eric Plaskar, author of The 100 Year Lifestyle; Mark Victor Hansen, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul; and Hyla Cass, MD, who will discuss natural approaches to mind, mood and memory.

The seminar is open to the public and takes place at the Arlington Convention Center on Sept. 25-27, offering everyone a look at the fundamentals of healthy living and simple lifestyle changes to become healthy. It is part of Parker College's world-renowned educational seminars, which Parker College has been hosting for more than 55 years.

"We are honored to be part of the city's first-ever Health and Wellness Week," said Fabrizio Mancini, D.C., president of Parker College of Chiropractic. "As a member of the city, head of a Dallas-based business and doctor of chiropractic, the health and well-being of the community is extremely important to me. Parker College is proud to lend its expertise and resources to bring this issue to the forefront of DFW residents' minds. Living well and being healthy is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your loved ones."

Tickets for the health and wellness seminar are still available by calling 1-888-727-5338 or visiting www.parkerseminars.com/wellness . One day tickets are $29 and 3-day passes are $50. Partners of Parker College for the week include Dallas Yoga Center, Parker School of Massage Therapy and Parker Chiropractic Wellness Clinics.

To complete the week of health-related activities, on Sept. 27, Parker College will also host "Parker Ride for Wellness," a bicycle ride to raise awareness about the issue of health. Proceeds will go to Parker College research and Livestrong, the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Participants can choose a 13-mile or 26-mile ride, beginning and ending at Lamar High School in Arlington. Former Olympic cyclist, Jeffrey Spencer, D.C., will be part of the ride. To register for the ride, visit www.parkercc.edu/bikerally08 .

About Parker College of Chiropractic

Parker College of Chiropractic, located in Dallas, is one of the country's leading educators of healthcare professionals with an international student enrollment. Founded in 1982, this private, non-profit educational institution prepares men and women to become doctors of chiropractic. Parker College of Chiropractic is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the bachelor of science and doctor of chiropractic degrees. Parker College of Chiropractic is one of the only chiropractic schools to also offer a bachelor of science degree in health and wellness. For additional information about Parker College of Chiropractic, visit www.parkercc.edu .

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