OnSite Fitness, a magazine that follows the nonprofit fitness and aquatics field, highlights several great programs at JCCs in its June/July issue.
For your own and your family’s health, buy fresh foods at a farmer’s market or the supermarket and avoid packaged and processed foods such as fast food. Packaged and so-called convenience foods are much higher in sodium and fat content. The best thing you can do for your family’s long-term health is to learn to cook [...]
If you’re feeling gloomy or bored, go for a walk. A short walk almost always makes you feel better. Researchers from Northern Arizona University found that just 10 minutes of moderate exercise — a brisk stroll, for instance — both improves your mood and re-energizes you. Walk in the suburbs and note what your neighbors are planting [...]
Surprise! One serving of pasta means just 1/2 cup of cooked pasta. That’s not a lot. Most restaurants serve a dish with two cups of pasta–that’s four servings. How much ice cream in one serving? Way less than you get in a sundae. Get in the habit of not cleaning your plate when you go out to eat. Ask to take [...]
Simple changes to your chair and monitor height, keyboard/mouse placement, and getting a headset instead of cradling your phone in your shoulder can make a big difference in your neck and back comfort. Your keyboard and mouse should be low enough that they do not cause discomfort in your wrist or elbow, and your monitor [...]
Meat is an energy-intensive good. Think about all the energy it takes to grow the grain to feed the cow or chicken and then bring it to market. Some people say if every American gave up meat just one day per week, it would reduce greenhouse-gas emissions as much as taking eight million cars off the road. Wow! And [...]