Get Ready for our Gobble Gallop 5k!

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!

 

 

Harvest Love Recipe

240_F_93014626_sVj02jl6fqVUQ6sDJODOaJL4Uypc7OKp[1]Gazpacho Recipe By Golda Ewalt, MS, RD, LD Plant Smiles – Grow Laughter – Harvest Love!! This is a perfect recipe for our summer veggie harvest.

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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

 

Breakfast?

Are you prone to hit the snooze button in the morning?  Do you regularly skip breakfast?   What about making time for breakfast the night before with this simple yummy recipe?  Eating breakfast aids in just about every function our body’s need.  People who eat breakfast tend to accomplish more of their daily tasks.  Tell us how your overnight oats turned out.  #coldbreakfast

-K. Delgado, MS, RD, CD, ACSM-CPT

 Click on the Link to see the Overnight Oats Video Recipe: