Kids Against Hunger 5K

5kLogoJoin us for the Kids Against Hunger 5K!

When:
October 24, 2015 – 9:00 am (day of registration starts at 8:00 am)
Where:
Shoaff Park
Cost:
$25 early registration, $30 day of

Click Here to Register For the Kids Against Hunger 5K!

Unlimited Use of our Cardio Equipment Included.
We Also Offer Cardio Boxing.
Ask about our Family and Student Discount.

Super foods for your Toddlers and Children!

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There is not a child I know that could not spend a day eating just pizza , chicken nuggets, french fries and ice cream. Who could blame them? If left to their own devices most kids reach for whatever comes out of a bag or box. That is why it is up to us to make sure we add the following foods into our children’s diets for optimal health and wellness especially in the growing phase of life.

Oatmeal, Eggs, Kiwi, Berries, Oranges, Almonds, Tofu, Tomatoes, Low fat Greek Yogurt, Cabbage, Salmon, Cocoa, Black Beans, Basil, Cinnamon.

 

Go online and find great recipes to incorporate these foods and spices into. There are so many fun ways to add these to your child’s diet and even the most finicky eaters may not even know just how healthy they are actually eating!

 

Source: PTI Buzz – June 23, 2014

Boost your metabolism through spicy foods!

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Cayenne peppers, chili powder, cumin, ginger, and other hot peppers have been noted to temporarily increase your metabolism, therefore burning more calories and fat cells! This occurs due to the food increasing your body’s core temperature and therefore your metabolism!

Healthiest Foods for Men!

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As we know, men and women are different in all sorts of ways. We spend lots of time discussing women’s health in the media, especially when it comes to what nutrients are needed during pregnancy or protection from different types of cancers including breast cancer. However, men have special nutrient requirements as well in order for them to maintain muscle mass, prevent prostate cancer, and more. Here are a list of “superfoods” for men to include in their diet for optimal health and wellness.

Oysters, Fatty Fish, Bananas, Broccoli, Whole Grains, Brazil Nuts, Dark Chocolate, Yogurt, Red-Orange Vegetables, Soybeans, Berries, Apples, Papaya, Garlic, Green Tea, Avocado, Lean Beef, Tomatoes.

 

Source: PTI Buzz – June 16, 2014

Feed your brain the right food to preserve its health!

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The brain is affected by what you eat, just like your body is. There are many foods that can help preserve your brain health and therefore preserve your memory and cognitive ability as you age! These foods include omega-3 rich fatty fish, magnesium rich nuts, vitamin E packed flaxseeds, eggs, yogurt, and blueberries! Office for rent

Cool off with these tasty frozen treats!

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What can be more fun than ice cream on a hot day. Here are some varieties that won’t break your calorie budget. All portions are based on 1/2 cup serving or per bar:

Dreyer’s Mango Fruit Bars: 80 calories

Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom Fudge Ice Cream Bars: 60 calories

Weight Watchers Divine Triple Chocolate Dessert Bars: 110 calories

Breyers Light Double Churned: 120 to 130 calories

Breyers Light No Sugar Added: 80 to 120 calories

Breyers Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Bars: 120 calories

Breyers Chocolate Caramel Brownie Sandwich: 160 calories

Edy’s/Dryer’s Slow Churned Ice Cream: 100 to 130 calories

Edy’s/Dryer’s Fat-Free Frozen Yogurt: 90 to 100 calories

Stonyfield Farm Low Fat and Nonfat Frozen Yogurt: 130 calories

Healthy Choice ice cream bars and sandwiches: 80 to 140 calories

Klondike Slim-a-Bar Fudge Bar No Sugar Added: 110 calories

Klondike Slim-a-Bar Ice Cream Sandwiches: 120 calories

Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwich: 140 calories, all flavors

Skinny Cow Truffle Bars: 100 calories

Skinny Cow Mint Cone with Fudge: 150 calories

Starbucks Frappuccino Bars Nonfat Frozen Yogurt: 120 calories

Weight Watchers: bars, cones, sandwiches: 60 to 140 calories

Blue Bunny English Toffee Ice Cream Bars: 100 calories

 

Source: PTI Buzz – June 9, 2014

Protect your eyes through a nutrient packed diet!

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Sunlight can damage your eyes throughout life, but eating the correct nutrients can help fight off the damage, macular degeneration, and cataracts. Fill your diet with Vitamin A, C, E, beta carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and omega-3s! These nutrients can be found in kale, spinach, carrots, bell peppers, eggs, and salmon…along with many other healthy foods!

Keep your BBQ healthy and food safe

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Here are some ideas to keep you on track and still enjoy your barbecue.

 

Lean Turkey Burgers

Grilled Vegetables

Broiled Shrimp

Chicken Kabobs

Vegetable Kabobs

Baked Sweet Potatoes

Quinoa salad with Almonds

Grilled Fish

Corn on the cob

Vegetable crudités platter and hummus

Homemade Guacamole

Coleslaw with low fat dressing

Frozen Fruit bars

Strawberries and Blueberries with Light Cool Whip

 

Food safety is also very important during the hot days of summer.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that every year 76 million Americans are struck down with food poisoning. A little planning is all you need. Make sure you keep cold foods cold, use coolers with ice and water. Wash hands often, especially after touching raw foods, and make sure your meats are cooked thoroughly.

 

Source: PTI Buzz – May 26, 2014

Mushrooms: A nutrient powerhouse

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Mushrooms are a great vegetable packed with nutrients and health benefits! They are filled with B vitamins, Vitamin D, Iron, Potassium, Copper, Phosphorus, and Vitamin C. Mushrooms are also low in sodium, low in calories and fat free! They make a great substitute in meat dishes to reduce your calorie intake.

Tips for a Healthy Barbecue

 

It’s barbecuing season! A fun and healthy BBQ is just what you need this summer season. We have all worked so hard this year to get in great shape and there is no reason to stop now. Barbecues can be so much fun but can sabotage all our hard work. Here are some tips for the 2015 season:

To add flavor without the extra calories use:

Soy sauce (less-sodium type): 2 tablespoons contain 20 calories

Tomato paste: 2 tablespoons contain 30 calories

Chili sauce: 2 tablespoons contain 40 calories

Worcestershire sauce: 2 tablespoons contain 30 calories

Have lots of veggies to throw on the grill (marinade in the above one hour before grilling)

Use only lean meats, skinless chicken and fish, there can be a huge difference in calories 4 ounces of roasted chicken breast with skin contains 223 calories

4 ounces of roasted chicken breast without the skin contains 187 calories and half the fat 4-ounce serving of a higher fat steak (Porterhouse), contains 337 calories

4-ounce serving of a leaner steak(sirloin) contains just 240 calories and half the fat

4-ounces serving of salmon contains just 150 calories and the best fat for us

Prepare ahead and portion your servings no bigger than 5 ounces per piece.

Lastly, have lots of fruit to serve for dessert and be creative: Fruit Kebobs Fresh fruit ice pops Cut up fruit dipped in dark chocolate!

 

Source: PTI Buzz – May 19, 2014