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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Saturday Walking/Running Group - ON YOUR OWN

Walking / Running Group:
  • The WBL Walking/Running Group is on your own today. If you would like to meet at 9:00am on the Jordan River Parkway (1100 W. 7800 S.) just east of Gardner Village you can join other contestants and walk together.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Being More Active Part 2

You don’t have to spend lots of money to be active.
  • Walk in a shopping mall, around your neighborhood, or at the local high school track.
  • Walk when you can instead of driving and save the money you would spend on gas.
  • If you spend any money on physical activity, spend it on a comfortable pair of walking shoes that fit you well.
  • Talk to a foot doctor about finding the right shoes if you have problems with your feet.
  • Don’t get “sore” about a few aches and pains.
  • The first few times you move in a new way you may feel a little sore, but after that you will feel better and better.
  • You’re less likely to get sore if you start slowly and warm up.
  • Try swimming or water exercises.
  • If you are overweight, losing a few pounds can help with aches and pains.

      Tuesday, February 24, 2015

      Being More Active Part 1

      Put physical activity high on your “to-do” list.
      • Three 10-minute blocks of moderate activity during the day can do you as much good as 30 minutes of activity all at once.
      • People who spend at least 30 minutes a day being active enough to breathe a little harder are less likely to have:
        •  Heart attacks
        • Weight problems
        • Cancer
        • High blood pressure
        • Diabetes
        • Brittle bones (osteoporosis)
      • Tell your family and friends that being active is important to you—ask them to help you make time.
      Being active is the answer.
      • For people with most health conditions, being physically active usually does the body more good than harm.
      • Wear comfortable shoes and drink plenty of water when you are physically active.

          Week 6 Weigh-In



          Week 6 Weigh-In Tonight at West Jordan City Hall (8000 S. Redwood Rd.) The weigh-in will be held from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Come anytime during the 2 hour block.

          Walking / Running Group:


        • The WBL Walking/Running Group will be meeting at Gene Fullmer at 6:00pm to start the walk either indoors on the walking track or outdoors in Veteran's Memorial Park depending on the weather. 


        • SEE YOU TONIGHT!!!

          Saturday, February 21, 2015

          Saturday Walking/Running Group

          Walking / Running Group:
          • The WBL Walking/Running Group will be meeting at 9:00am on the Jordan River Parkway (1100 W. 7800 S.) just east of Gardner Village. Come join us!

          Tuesday, February 17, 2015

          Being More Physically Active




          Week 5 Weigh-In at Gene Fullmer


          Week 5 Weigh-In Tonight at Gene Fullmer (8015 S. 2200 W.) The weigh-in will be held from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Come anytime during the 2 hour block.

          We will also be measuring your body composition so come prepared to spend a couple extra minutes for that additional assessment

          Walking / Running Group:
          • The WBL Walking/Running Group will be meeting at Gene Fullmer at 6:00pm to start the walk either indoors on the walking track or outdoors in Veteran's Memorial Park depending on the weather. 


          • SEE YOU TONIGHT!!!

          Monday, February 16, 2015

          Be Active Challenge Starts TODAY!!!

          The second of three health challenges begins today. Completing this 4 week challenge will enter you into the raffle drawing for a prize of $50.

          The Be Active challenge is designed to encourage you incorporate more activity into your daily life. Mark off the boxes as you complete the weekly challenges. Depending on the number of challenges you complete will determine how many entries you will have into the raffle at the end of the 4 week challenge.
          • Complete at least 2 challenges per week– 1 raffle ticket 
          • Complete at least 4 challenges per week– 2 raffle tickets 
          • Complete at least 6 challenges per week -3 raffle tickets
          • Complete ALL 28 challenges – 4 raffle tickets

          Sunday, February 15, 2015

          Be Active Challenge Starts Tomorrow!!!

          Tomorrow (Monday, February, 16th) will be the start of the second of three health challenges during the WBL Contest. Completing this 4 week challenge will enter you into the raffle drawing for a prize of $50.

          The Be Active challenge is designed to encourage you incorporate more activity into your daily life. Mark off the boxes as you complete the weekly challenges. Depending on the number of challenges you complete will determine how many entries you will have into the raffle at the end of the 4 week challenge.
          • Complete at least 2 challenges per week– 1 raffle ticket 
          • Complete at least 4 challenges per week– 2 raffle tickets 
          • Complete at least 6 challenges per week -3 raffle tickets
          • Complete ALL 28 challenges – 4 raffle tickets

          Fruit and Veggie Challenge ENDS TODAY!

          Today is the END of the Fruit and Veggie Challenge! Turn in your tracker on Tuesday at the weigh-in for entry into the challenge prize drawing.



          Saturday, February 14, 2015

          Saturday Walking/Running Group

          Walking / Running Group:
          • The WBL Walking/Running Group will be meeting at 9:00am on the Jordan River Parkway (1100 W. 7800 S.) just east of Gardner Village. Come join us!

          Friday, February 13, 2015

          10 Tips to a Great Plate


          10 Tips to a Great Plate

          Making food choices for a healthy lifestyle can be as simple as using these 10 Tips. Use the ideas in this list to balance your calories, to choose foods to eat more often, and to cut back on foods to eat less often.
          1. Balance Calories - Find out how many calories YOU need for a day as a first step in managing your weight. Go to www.ChooseMyPlate.gov to find your calorie level. Being physically active also helps you balance calories. 
          2. Enjoy your food, but eat less - Take the time to fully enjoy your food as you eat it. Eating too fast or when your attention is elsewhere may lead to eating too many calories. Pay attention to hunger and fullness cues before, during, and after meals. Use them to recognize when to eat and when you’ve had enough. 
          3. Avoid oversized portions - Use a smaller plate, bowl, and glass. Portion out foods before you eat. When eating out, choose a smaller size option, share a dish, or take home part of your meal.
          4. Foods to eat more often - Eat more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and fat-free or 1% milk and dairy products. These foods have the nutrients you need for health—including potassium, calcium, vitamin D, and fiber. Make them the basis for meals and snacks.
          5. Make half your plate fruits and vegetables - Choose red, orange, and dark-green vegetables like tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and broccoli, along with other vegetables for your meals. Add fruit to meals as part of main or side dishes or as dessert.
          6. Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk - They have the same amount of calcium and other essential nutrients as whole milk, but fewer calories and less saturated fat.
          7. Make half your grains whole grains - To eat more whole grains, substitute a whole-grain product for a refined product—such as eating wholewheat bread instead of white bread or brown rice instead of white rice
          8. Foods to eat less often - Cut back on foods high in solid fats, added sugars, and salt. They include cakes, cookies, ice cream, candies, sweetened drinks, pizza, and fatty meats like ribs, sausages, bacon, and hot dogs. Use these foods as occasional treats, not everyday foods. 
          9. Compare sodium in foods - Use the Nutrition Facts label to choose lower sodium versions of foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals. Select canned foods labeled “low sodium,” ”reduced sodium,” or “no salt added.” 
          10. Drink water instead of sugary drinks -  Cut calories by drinking water or unsweetened beverages. Soda, energy drinks, and sports drinks are a major source of added sugar, and calories, in American diets.

          Wednesday, February 11, 2015

          Tips to boost fruits and vegetables

          1. Stir low-fat or fat-free granola into a bowl of low-fat or fat-free yogurt. Top with sliced apples or berries.
          2. Add low fat cream cheese to celery stalks. Top with raisins for ants on a log.
          3. Combine frozen 100% juice and berries, then freeze to make popsicles.
          4. Dress up a salad for your main meal. Add slices of grilled chicken or fish. Top with Mandarin oranges. A cool crunchy salad is refreshing on a hot summer day.
          5. Grill your dessert – sprinkle bananas with cinnamon and brown sugar, place on aluminum foil, and let it sizzle. Or get creative, and try grilled bananas for your banana split!
          6. Make an all-fruit kabob – pineapple, banana, papaya, and pear chunks work well.


          Tuesday, February 10, 2015

          Recipe: Strawberry-Mandarin Spring Greens with Poppy Seed Dressing


          Source: American Heart Association

          Week 4 Weigh-In



          Week 4 Weigh-In Tonight at West Jordan City Hall (8000 S. Redwood Rd.) The weigh-in will be held from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Come anytime during the 2 hour block.

          Walking / Running Group:



        • The WBL Walking/Running Group will be meeting at Gene Fullmer at 6:00pm to start the walk either indoors on the walking track or outdoors in Veteran's Memorial Park depending on the weather. 


        • SEE YOU TONIGHT!!!

          Monday, February 9, 2015

          Tips for Cooking with Fruits & Vegetables


          1. Get a jumpstart on dinner by filling microwave steaming bags with vegetables, one for every night of the week.
          2. Take your favorite lasagna recipe and try adding different combinations of your favorite vegetables between the layers: mushrooms, spinach, broccoli, carrots, zucchini, onions, or eggplant. Be creative.
          3. Mix canned spinach or frozen broccoli into your pasta dish.
          4. If cooking fruits and vegetables takes too much time, consider microwaving vegetables, buying pre-cut fruits and vegetables, using canned or frozen items, drinking 100% fruit juice, or pre-washing vegetables so they are ready for cooking.
          5. For even cooking, cut vegetables into small same-size pieces.
          6. Use a fork to pierce whole, unpeeled vegetables such as potatoes or yams to keep them from bursting while cooking.
          7. Pizza for dinner! Pizza can be a healthy choice whether you cook in or take-out when loaded with your favorite veggies.
          8. Choose ½ cup of applesauce for baking instead of a ½ of cup oil.


          Saturday, February 7, 2015

          Saturday Walking/Running Group

          Walking / Running Group:
          • The WBL Walking/Running Group will be meeting at 9:00am on the Jordan River Parkway (1100 W. 7800 S.) just east of Gardner Village. Come join us!

          Thursday, February 5, 2015

          Healthy Snacks on the Go

          Eating on the go can feel chaotic, but it’s easy to include more fruits and vegetables away from home.  Try these easy to prepare ideas and tips to avoid last minute sugary, high-fat snacks and meals that can really slow you down.

          • Make a fruit roll-up that travels anywhere. Start with tortillas and peanut butter, then add your favorite fruits.
          • Nature's Fast Food
            • Apples
            • Bananas
            • Plums
            • Oranges
            • Carrots
            • Celery 

          Tuesday, February 3, 2015

          Week 3 Weigh-In



          Week 3 Weigh-In Tonight at West Jordan City Hall (8000 S. Redwood Rd.) The weigh-in will be held from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Come anytime during the 2 hour block.

          Walking / Running Group:


        • The WBL Walking/Running Group will be meeting at Gene Fullmer at 6:00pm to start the walk either indoors on the walking track or outdoors in Veteran's Memorial Park depending on the weather. 


        • SEE YOU TONIGHT!!!

          What's in Season?

          Winter Fruits/Vegetables

          Belgian Endive
          Brussels Sprouts
          Buttercup Squash
          Cactus Pear
          Cardoon
          Cherimoya
          Chestnuts
          Clementines
          Collard Greens
          Date Plums
          Dates
          Delicata Squash
          Grapefruit
          Kale
          Kiwifruit
          Leeks
          Mandarin Oranges
          Maradol Papaya
          Oranges
          Passion Fruit
          Pear
          Persimmons
          Pummelo
          Red Banana
          Red Currants
          Sharon Fruit
          Sweet Dumpling Squash
          Sweet Potatoes
          Tangerines
          Turnips

          Spring Fruits/Vegetables
          Apricots 
          Artichokes 
          Asparagus 
          Barbados Cherries
          Belgian Endive
          Bitter Melon
          BroccoliButter LettuceCactus
          Chayote Squash 
          Cherimoya
          Chives
          Collard Greens
          Corn
          Fava Beans
          Fennel
          Fiddlehead Ferns
          Green Beans
          Honeydew
          JackfruitLimesLychee 
          Mango
          Manoa Lettuce
          Morel Mushrooms
          Mustard Greens
          Oranges 
          Pea Pods
          Peas
          Pineapple
          Purple Asparagus
          Radicchio
          Ramps
          Red Leaf Lettuce
          Rhubarb 
          Snow Peas
          Sorrel
          Spinach
          Spring Baby Lettuce
          Strawberries
          Swiss ChardVidalia Onions
          Watercress
          White Asparagus

          Monday, February 2, 2015

          Tip: Getting More Fruits

          How much is a serving? For most fruits 1/2 cup represents a serving (including fresh, frozen, and 100% juice). A few exceptions include dried fruit, in which the serving is 1/4 cup.

          Add slices of fresh fruit to your morning bagel, cereal or yogurt. Take fruit (apples, oranges, bananas) as an easy grab and go snack.