September -"Healthy living"
October - "Wellness"
Fun run Oct. 6, 2012 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
How to benefit from running.
1. Stay adequately hydrated. You experience more benefits from
running if you remain hydrated. You (and your muscles) will fatigue
faster if you are dehydrated. Drink plenty of fluids before, during and
after running. This is especially important during longer runs and on
2. Run gently. The louder your foot sounds when it hits the ground,
the less efficient you're running. Use a mid-foot landing to shorten
your stride and soften your blow to the ground. Relax your body while
you run. Clenched fists and tense facial expresses reduce your running
3. Breathe correctly. Breathing correctly prevents premature fatigue
and helps you benefit from your workout. Breathe rhythmically and
deeply. Try to feel your diaphragm doing the work. Use control when you
exhale and monitor your breathing so it is not too shallow.
4. Stand tall. Running "small," wastes energy. Pull your head and
shoulders up and back to run with the most efficient form. Strengthen
your core muscles to improve your running posture and fully benefit from
5. Stretch after you finish running. Stretching helps you get rid of
the lactic acid your body creates during your run. Excess lactic acid
leaves you feeling sore. Gently stretch your calves, quadriceps and
hamstrings and feel great when you are finished.
November - "Bring your buddy"
Rock `N late night
Statistics have shown that individuals that work out with a partner
have a higher probability of reaching their personal fitness goals.
December - "Yoga"
Yoga has positions that act upon the various joints of the body
including those joints that are never really on the ‘radar screen’ let
Increasing lubrication of the joints, ligaments and tendons
Likewise, the well-researched yoga positions exercise the different
tendons and ligaments of the body. Surprisingly it has been found that
the body which may have been quite rigid starts experiencing a
remarkable flexibility in even those parts which have not been
consciously work upon. Why? It is here that the remarkable research
behind yoga positions proves its mettle. Seemingly unrelated “non
strenuous” yoga positions act upon certain parts of the body in an
interrelated manner. When done together, they work in harmony to create
a situation where flexibility is attained relatively easily.
Massaging of all organs of the body
Yoga is perhaps the only form of activity which massages all the
internal glands and organs of the body in a thorough manner, including
those – such as the prostate - that hardly get externally stimulated
during our entire lifetime. Yoga acts in a wholesome manner on the
various body parts. This stimulation and massage of the organs in turn
benefits us by keeping away disease and providing a forewarning at the
first possible instance of a likely onset of disease or disorder.
By gently stretching muscles and joints as well as massaging the
various organs, yoga ensures the optimum blood supply to various parts
of the body. This helps in the flushing out of toxins from every nook
and cranny as well as providing nourishment up to the last point. This
leads to benefits such as delayed ageing, energy and a remarkable zest
Excellent toning of the muscles
Muscles that have become flaccid, weak or slothy are stimulated
repeatedly to shed excess flab and flaccidity.
January - "Nutrition"
Guest speaker / chili cook-off
Maintain a Healthy Weight
Eating healthy foods will help you maintain a healthy weight. If your
diet is high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean meats and other
proteins, you will reach your ideal weight and be able to maintain it.
Filling up on what is good for you will make you crave the high fat, calorie
filled foods that add extra pounds. Exercise will be more productive once
you reach a healthy weight.
Eating healthy food will make you feel better. Natural fruits and
vegetables provide and help you maintain optimum energy levels throughout
the day. You will think more clearly, have better muscle tone and get more
done so you can have more time to enjoy leisure activities. You may find
that you have a social life with a healthy diet, according to an article on
Stronger Immune System
You'll have the benefit of a stronger immune system if you eat plenty of
the right foods with the nutrients to help prevent disease. Heart healthy
omega 3 fatty acids will ward off cardiovascular disease. Vegetables and
fruits rich in vitamin C will help ward off colds and other viruses. If you
do happen to get sick, healthy food will aid in a quicker recovery. Consume
natural foods instead of packaged foods that are heavily processed to help
prevent diseases such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart
disease, stroke and cancer.
Avoid eating junk food that may cloud the mind and make you feel
sluggish. Healthy foods for the brain are the same ones that keep the
cardiovascular system healthy. Eat plenty of foods rich with omega 3 fatty
acids. Include the minerals, vitamins and other nutrients that keep the
brain functioning at top capacity. A healthy diet and active lifestyle will
help prevent many of the age-related diseases. According to an article on
the Children, Youth and Women's Health Service website, what you eat may
also affect moods.
February - "Super Bowl trivia"
Super Bowl party
8 million pounds of guacamole is consumed on Super Bowl Sunday
14,500 tons of chips are eaten along with that guacamole
Of the top 10 most watched American television programs of all time, nine
of them are Super Bowls
The Super Bowl is measured in Roman numerals because a football season
runs over two calendar years
Over 700,000 footballs are produced annually for official NFL use and 72
of them are used for the Super Bowl
It is the 2nd most watched sporting event in the world. More than 100
million people worldwide watch the Super Bowl every year.
One 30-second commercial aired during the Super Bowl costs at least
The NFL has a policy against holding Super Bowl games in stadiums that
have a climate of less than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, unless it is an enclosed
March - "Olympic trivia"
April - "Stress management"
Free massages and cure the kids run
May - "Zumba"