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What’s keeping you from exercise?

Posted by Rebecca Evans on January 6th, 2014 | No Comments »

Exercise Daily - During the cardio portion of our BbG Fitness class last week, one exerciser told me (as she skipped by) that her insomnia problem has disappeared since she started working out with us a few months ago. It’s comments like these that often make me wonder why everyone doesn’t exercise! We’ve heard the benefits over and over again; we know that exercise helps keep both young and aging bodies healthy. Even small amounts of exercise have huge benefits and add years to our lives. Just as importantly, in my opinion, is the fact that exercise makes us feel good today. Feeling a little blue? Put your coat on and walk as fast as you can around the block. I promise you’ll feel better! Fresh air, sunshine and getting oxygen to our muscles have a miraculous way of curing what ails us. So what’s stopping you?! Exercise is the best medicine known to man. Unlike drugs, you won’t hear an advertisement for exercise on TV followed by someone racing through the list of all possible harmful side effects! Exercise is the drug that lots of people don’t want to take though. Why? Most likely because it requires a lot more effort than simply swallowing a pill. ...

Healthy recipe: Swedish yellow split pea soup with ham

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on January 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »
Swedish Yellow Split Pea Soup with Ham

Healthy Eating - Yield: 8 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Servings: 8 Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: Slow-cooker time: 5-8 hours To Make Ahead: Prep carrots, celery, ginger and dice ham; refrigerate in separate containers. Equipment: 5- to 6-quart slow cooker Recipe Description: This yellow split pea soup has fresh ginger to give it a bright flavor. Use the best ham you can find to get the most flavor. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 3 cups yellow split peas (about 1 1/2 pounds) 2. 4 cups reduced-sodium ...

Awesome Games Done Quick: 4 years of record-setting gaming and fundraising

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Events - Some people may have mixed feelings about video games but our minds are made up when it comes to Awesome Games Done Quick – they’re awesome. Awesome Games Done Quick, a live streamed 120-hour round the clock video gaming marathon organized by Speed Demos Archives and benefiting the Prevent Cancer Foundation, will take place from January 5-11 with 300 participating gamers on site and a global audience of thousands. Awesome Games Done Quick is about playing ...

Healthy recipe: Quick pasta bolognese

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on December 20th, 2013 | No Comments »
Quick Pasta Bolognese

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings, 1 cup pasta & about 1 cup sauce each Servings: 4 Active Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes To Make Ahead: Refrigerate the sauce (Steps 1 & 3) for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 6 months. Recipe Description: Who doesn’t love pasta with a quick meat sauce? This crowd-pleasing healthy spaghetti Bolognese recipe is a boon for busy cooks—it’s ready and on the table in just 40 minutes. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive ...