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2014 Weekly Challenge #28: Random Acts of Kindness

2014 Weekly Challenge #28: Random Acts of Kindness

2014 Weekly Challenge #28: Random Acts of Kindness

Being kind is probably a part of your every day life. After all, you have to be nice, in general, to get what you want and to keep the people you love happy.

But what about being kind simply for the sake of being kind? What about doing something kind for someone you don't need anything from, or even someone you don't know?

Practicing kindness, and passing it on to others encourages other to do the same thing. If we're all being kind, and doing kind things for each other, the world is bound to be a better place. And doing something nice for someone "just because" creates a feel good moment for the giver and recipient!

2014 Weekly Challenge #27: The Sensational Swimsuit Challenge!

2014 Weekly Challenge #27: The Sensational Swimsuit Challenge!

2014 Weekly Challenge #27: The Sensational Swimsuit Challenge!

 

Now that it is finally, officially, summer, who doesn't want to look better in a swimsuit? Just 5 minutes every morning is all it takes!

 

The Sensational Swimsuit Series:

30 Toe taps

Flip over for the swim (count to 30)

30 double pump bicycles

Super woman (hold for a count of 30)

 

Your Challenge: every morning, take 5 minutes to do the moves above. You'll be looking sensational in that swimsuit, and your body will love you for it!

 

Cooley Bill to Protect Youth Football Players

Cooley Bill to Protect Youth Football Players

Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2127 passed out of the State Senate on Thursday, June 19, with a bipartisan vote, and now awaits Governor Brown’s signature.

AB 2127 seeks to reduce brain injuries and concussions among California’s middle and high school football players by limiting “full-contact” practice time and by ensuring student-athletes who have suffered a brain injury do not return to the playing field too soon. Procedures for return-to-play will be developed by the California Interscholastic Federation, which oversees competitive high school sports for 1,540 California schools.

2014 Weekly Challenge #23: Gear Yourself up for Success

2014 Weekly Challenge #23: Gear Yourself up for Success

2014 Weekly Challenge #23: Gear Yourself up for Success

Let's talk about your bra. Yes, you read it right - your bra.

We all know that 8 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong sized bra (thank you Oprah for telling us!). But did you know you may not be wearing the right sports bra?

"Live With the Chef" at Arden Hills on Wednesday Evening!

"Live With the Chef" at Arden Hills on Wednesday Evening!

Summertime is the perfect time to savor the amazing bounty of delicious locally grown fruits available in our local area!  

At the next “Live With the Chef” cooking class on Wednesday, May 28 at 6 p.m., you’ll learn fun new ways to incorporate nutritionally powerful and always flavorful fruits in meal time dishes your family will love.  This special monthly cooking class is focused on incorporating fresh ingredients designed for a healthy and well balanced diet. You're invited to join this ongoing adult cooking series - couples are welcome, too!

Due to the popularity of this class, space is limited and reservations are required. For reservations, please call 916-482-6111; for more information, please visit http://www.ardenhills.net/sports-fitness/nutrition/wellness-seminars/
 

Arden Hills Presents Wellness Seminar about Foam Rolling Techniques

Arden Hills Presents Wellness Seminar about Foam Rolling Techniques

Tight muscles?  Looking to feel better fast?  Want to increase flexibility and performance?

Don’t miss the next Wellness Education Seminar “Learn By Do: Foam Rolling and Beyond Part 2 - Upper Body” at Arden Hills on Wednesday evening, May 14, when on-site fitness professional Megan Schafer will demonstrate helpful techniques for releasing muscle knots and tension through the use of foam rollers and tennis balls.  And, be sure to wear comfortable clothes for this seminar as you’ll be moving about while practicing the soothing techniques. 

For more information about this helpful and complimentary Wellness Education Seminar at Arden Hills, please call 916-482-6111 or visit http://www.ardenhills.net/sports-fitness/nutrition/wellness-seminars/

 

2014 Weekly Challenge #18 - An Apple a Day

2014 Weekly Challenge #18 - An Apple a Day

2014 Weekly Challenge #18 - An Apple a Day

You know that old saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away?" Turns out it might be more true than you thought!

Apples are the perfect snack food. They are crunchy, sweet (but not too sweet) and delicious and also chock full of nutrition. Apples are low on the glycemic index which helps stabilize your blood sugar. They are also high in fiber which is not only good for your digestive system, but also helps you feel satisfied. As an extra bonus, apples don't need to be refrigerated and come in their own "wrapping" making them the epitome of a "grab and go" snack.