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Fun run Oct. 6 at 10 a.m.

Themes and events

September -"Healthy living"

Free orientation

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 hot days.

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 efficiency.

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 your runs.

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 night

Increasing flexibility

Yoga has positions that act upon the various joints of the body including those joints that are never really on the ‘radar screen’ let alone exercised.

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.

Complete detoxification

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 for life.

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.

Feel Better

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 EatingHealthyFoods.org.

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.

Mental Alertness

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

Fun Facts

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 $2,800,000

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 stadium. 

March - "Olympic trivia"

Wii olympics

April - "Stress management"

Free massages and cure the kids run

May - "Zumba"

Zumba dance-off