December means it’s time to review this past year’s racing exploits and set goals for next year. Endurance runners may use this time to take a complete rest break from running and cross-train with cycling, swimming, or weight-lifting. In Tucson, all-season outdoor racing gives runners the opportunity to try different types of training and races (just for fun!) in the winter and early spring, while many runners in other parts of the country are relegated to indoor treadmills.
Fruit not only tastes good, it is good for your health too. It is naturally sweet and delicious and summertime fruit is especially refreshing. It is also a great source of Potassium, Carbohydrates, and dietary fiber. The latest options for central criteria for nutrisystem before and after pictures. It is one important food that should be included in one’s breakfast as it is packed full of vitamins and that is why smoothie recipes with fruit are particularly useful.
The role of food and agriculture was on my mind as I watched the inauguration of our new president. I am hopeful that policy changes will support healthier eating. I was particularly struck by Obama’s message that we need to each be personally responsible as we bring about the change that we want to see. I suspect this will take on new meaning in the months ahead, but right away I can see how it applies to health and making responsible choices.
Enter a pumpkin in the Giant Pumpkin Contest and see pumpkins of amazing sizes – past winners have exceeded 200 lbs! Presented by the Arvada Gardeners, weigh-in is at 1 p.m. Arvada Gardeners will also have gourds and cornstalks on sale to celebrate and decorate holiday festivities.
Also Saturday, Houserocker Johnson is at Blind Willie’s. The Psycho DeVilles are at Darwin’s.Ron Cooley and the Hard Times are at Fat Matt’s. Colonel bruce Hampton performs at Music on Main Street in Lilburn and Barry Richman Band is at the Norris Lake Festival in Snellville. Rod Hamdallah and J.D. WIlkes are at Northside Tavern. Donna Hopkins and many more appear at the Springfest Benefit for the Atlanta food as medicine Bank at Twain’s in Decatur.
Along the same lines of a local food pantry, the Kirksville First Baptist Church is an Angel Food Ministries site. Angel Food Ministries offers food relief throughout the United States. A typical Angel Food Ministries food package costs 25-30 dollars with a la cart options available. Each Angel Food Ministries box offers a wide variety of meats, frozen vegetables, deserts, and other delicious options for meal preparation. You can call 660-665-6477 or 660-627-2273 to speak to someone about the Angel Food Ministries food distribution at Kirksville First Baptist Church.
And we saved the best for last: Enjoy dark chocolate or cocoa to halt inflammation! How much: An ounce of extra-dark chocolate (70 percent cocoa or higher) several times each week. My tip: Go for fair trade, organic, gluten-free Sjaak’s Organic Extra Dark chocolate Bar 70% Cacao (click to order now).local, travel, nutrition, health and fitness, alternative, health, fitness & exercise, fertility & pregnancy, drugs & medications, diseases & conditions, dieting & weight loss, alternative medicine, pain management