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2013 Weekly Challenge #48: Pick Your Day!

2013 Weekly Challenge #48: Pick Your Day!
2013 Weekly Challenge #48: Pick Your Day! Tis the season for parties, celebrations, get togethers...food is everywhere all the time this time of year, and it isn't always the healthy stuff.

The bad news: the average person expects to gain weight during the holidays, and does so.

Chosen

Chosen

Because it is National Adoption Month and Prematurity Awareness Month and because I can’t imagine how much better my life could possibly be not seeing this beautiful smile everyday and enjoying the warmth of his hugs, reveling in his quiet … Continue reading →... Read More

2013 Weekly Challenge #37: The Power of the Push Up

2013 Weekly Challenge #37:  The Power of the Push Up

What do you do when your bootcamp coach says "time for pushups?" I'm willing to bet you groan, shoot a dirty look or, at a minimum roll your eyes. Admit it - you know its true!

Pushups aren't the easiest thing in the world to do. But they are worth every bit of effort you put into them. Pushups work SO many muscle groups. Primarily, they work your deltoids (shoulders), triceps (back of the upper arm) and pectorals (chest). As if that weren't great enough, they can also engage your rhomboids (shoulder blade area), Erector spinae(spine), Rotator cuff, Posterior Deltoids (shoulders), Serratus anterior (near your arm pits), Rectus abdominus (abs), Transverse Abdominus (abs), Gluteus maximus (glutes), and Quadriceps (quads).

That's a lot of bang for your exercise buck, so its no surprise they can be challenging!
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Early literacy seen as key to success

Early literacy seen as key to success

Several San Joaquin County service groups and nonprofit organizations partnered with the Family Literacy Project this summer to promote the importance of reading in a child’s early development.

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Random Acts of Kindness

2013 Weekly Challenge #26: Random Acts of Kindness Being kind is probably a part of your every day life. After all, you have to be nice, in general, to get what you want and to keep the people you love happy.

World Breastfeeding Week Celebration

World Breastfeeding Week Celebration

Are you a new mom or expecting? Join Memorial Medical Center in Modesto this Friday for a free community event and celebrate World Breastfeeding Week.

2013 Weekly Challenge #30: Fuel up with a Protein Shake!

2013 Weekly Challenge #30:  Fuel up with a Protein Shake!

With the overwhelming variety of sports foods available today, it can be difficult to figure out what to eat to fuel your workouts. Before gels, bars, or sports drinks, though, it is important to note that the best way that you can prepare your body for a workout is to properly recover from your previous workout. Your recovery foods should include protein for muscle recovery along with glycogen-replenishing carbohydrates.

Benefits of protein:... Read More