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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... Read More

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/

 

Weekly walking club kicks off Thursday in downtown Sacramento

Weekly walking club kicks off Thursday in downtown Sacramento

Back by popular demand, Kaiser Permanente’s Walk to Thrive walking club resumes for a new season Thursday in downtown Sacramento when the Capitol Mall Farmers Market reopens for the season. By walking a mile with a Kaiser Permanente physician, downtown employees can get their exercise, health information and produce all in one stop each week.

The program provides a chance for people working downtown to leave their desks and take part in coordinated walk through downtown Sacramento. It’s an easy, fun and low impact way to get exercise during their work day. A different Kaiser Permanente physician will lead the walk each week and be available to answer health questions.

The kickoff event on May 8 will begin at 10am, followed by the walk at 11:45am. Sacramento Kings dancers and Kings mascot Slamson will be there to meet and greet all the walkers.

Arden Hills Presents Wellness Seminar about Kettle Bells & Battle Ropes

Arden Hills Presents Wellness Seminar about Kettle Bells & Battle Ropes

Ever wanted to incorporate battle ropes and kettle bells into your workouts, but you weren't sure of proper technique or how they will benefit your overall workout? Now is your chance to learn the basics and add a new element to your fitness routine at a complimentary Wellness Education Seminar at Arden Hills on Wednesday, April 30, at 6 p.m.

Presented by Arden Hills Fitness Professional Andrew Titherington, you’ll learn techniques that strengthen the critical postural musculature that gets neglected all too often.  This seminar is active so wear comfortable shoes and clothing and be prepared to sign a waiver to participate. 

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/
 

HealthCorps positions open to youth and older

HealthCorps positions open to youth and older

One of America’s leading advocates in providing health education, HealthCorps, is currently searching for new coordinators in the Sacramento area. These coordinators would be in charge of leading school and community based programs designed to heighten physical, mental, and emotional health. HealthCorps employees are keen on spreading lessons in fitness and tailoring the next generation for long, healthy lives.

HealthCorps coordinators should be passionate about health and be able to lead and participate in community outreach programs. Image courtesy of HealthCorps.org.

Founded in 2003 by renowned heart surgeon, author, and talk show host Mehmet Oz, HealthCorps has launched a huge number of health education programs throughout America. As stated on HealthCorps.org, their mission is to “implement an innovative in-school model that inspires teens to make healthier choices for themselves and their families.”