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2014 Weekly Challenge #23: Gear Yourself up for Success

2014 Weekly Challenge #23:  Gear Yourself up for Success

Let's talk about your bra. Yes, you read it right - your bra.

We all know that 8 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong sized bra (thank you Oprah for telling us!). But did you know you may not be wearing the right sports bra?

The very first sports bra was literally two jock straps sewn together. Thirty-some years later, technology has come a long way! Scientists have figured out (finally!) that a sports bra needs to do more than stop up and down movement, it needs to take care of side to side movement as well. Most bras stop only up and down movement, which could be part of the reason more than half of women suffer breast pain during exercise. The right bra, however, can eliminate this pain for about 80 percent of women.

 

Arden Hills Presents Wellness Seminar about Importance of Proteins!

Arden Hills Presents Wellness Seminar about Importance of Proteins!

We hear so much conflicting information about what is best to eat and avoid -- carbohydrates, proteins, dairy, you name it. 

At the next Wellness Education Seminar at Arden Hills on Wednesday evening, June 11 at 6 p.m., Nutritionist Irene Roltsch will share research that outlines protein requirements for athletes and non-athletes of all ages.  Plus, you’ll also find out the best sources of protein for your body and have a chance to ask questions. 

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/

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.”