Show your heart some love through cardio with our Walk to Run program, designed to prepare you for our Gobble Gallop 5K on Thanksgiving Day! Everyone can take advantage of this great program! Don’t think running is for you? A study published by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology finds that even five to 10 minutes a day of low-intensity running is enough to extend life by several years, compared with not running at all. It shows that the minimal healthy “dose” of exercise is smaller than many people might assume. “There is no question that if you are not exercising and if you make the decision to start — whether it’s walking, jogging, cycling, or an elliptical machine — you are going to be better off,” says cardiologist Dr. Aaron Baggish, the associate director of the Cardiovascular Performance Program at Harvard. Check out the video below of what the Y has to offer to help you on your journey to love running!
Gazpacho Recipe By Golda Ewalt, MS, RD, LD Plant Smiles – Grow Laughter – Harvest Love!! This is a perfect recipe for our summer veggie harvest.
3 large tomatoes, diced 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced 1 cucumber, diced 1 ripe avocado, peeled, seeded and diced ½ medium-size red onion, diced ¼ cup diced Kalamata olives, about 4 to 6 olives 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, diced 2 tablespoons fresh basil, diced (or 2 teaspoons dried) 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh dill, diced (or 1 teaspoon dried) 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon hot sauce 1 46-ounce can reduced-sodium tomato juice ¼ to ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Croutons or breadsticks
1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Serve with croutons.
2. Substitute an equal volume of vegetable juice (regular or spicy) for the tomato juice.
Nutrition Information: Serving size: 1 cup – Serves 8
Calories: 190, Total fat: 13g; Saturated fat: 2.5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 440mg; Total carbohydrates: 17g; Dietary fiber: 5g; Protein: 5g