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Thousands of women to take part in the Kaiser Permanente Women’s Fitness Festival this Sunday

Thousands of women to take part in the Kaiser Permanente Women’s Fitness Festival this Sunday

Some 4,000 women - sisters, mothers, daughters and girlfriends - are expected to participate in Sacramento's largest all women's walking & running event. The 10th Annual Kaiser Permanente Women’s Fitness Festival, hosted by Fleet Feet Sports, and is coming up Sunday June 8. New this year, the event features a half marathon, in addition to a 5K run/walk.

“At Kaiser Permanente, we are all about thriving. We were founded on the idea that you can live life to the fullest if you take care of yourself. So it is great to see so many women who are really taking that message to heart and are planning to participate in the Women’s Fitness Festival,” said Patricia Rodriguez, RN, Senior Vice President and Area Manager, Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento.

CDPH Issues warning not eat three Navitas Naturals Products Containing Chia Powder

CDPH Issues warning not eat three Navitas Naturals Products Containing Chia Powder

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Ron Chapman today warned people not to eat Navitas Naturals Organic Sprouted Chia Powder, Navitas Naturals ..... Read More

"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/
 

A Hornet Heartsaver can become a real lifesaver

A Hornet Heartsaver can become a real lifesaver

The world has a new superhero, and his name is Herky.

Sacramento State’s beloved muscular mascot is the poster boy for the University’s new Hornet Heartsaver initiative to promote cardiovascular health and the importance of learning CPR.

Shoulder Pain? A Rotator Cuff Injury Could be the Blame

Shoulder Pain? A Rotator Cuff Injury Could be the Blame

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, in 2008 nearly two million people in the United States went to their doctors for rotator cuff difficulties. This includes rotator cuff tears, which make it difficult or even impossible to raise your arm over your shoulder.

“There are two types of rotator cuff tears—a partial tear and a full-thickness tear,” says orthopedic surgeon Patrick McGahan, M.D., with Sutter Orthopedic Institute. “The partial tear damages the soft tissue of the rotator cuff tendons, but doesn’t completely sever the tendon.  A full-thickness tear, also called a complete tear, splits the rotator cuff tendon soft tissue completely into two.”

Solar Cooking Festival

Solar Cooking Festival

Learn to cook with the sun at this free event at William Land Park. This is a perfect opportunity for novices and solar cooking pros. When most people see it they say, "It's so easy!"

Watch local and international chefs demonstrate their cooking techniques. Solar chefs will hold mini solar-cooking classes to get you started. You can purchase new solar cookers or learn how to make one at home. 

Solar cookers help families throughout the world. You can learn more about the international outreach at this event or on-line at solarcookers.org

If you are a Solar Chef and would like to find out how to participate, go to http://solarcookers.org/events/festival/  

Online registration ends July 16th. This will be a unique opportunity to work alongside solar chefs from Kenya, Norway, Uganda, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Germany, Canada and Hong Kong.

This is a family-friendly event, so no alcohol please.

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/