Fire Hoses and Joy… “Jump For Joy” That Is

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Today was a blast… of Water. The Jump For Joy Foundation had another camp today.  I love these camps. Fighting the rising Childhood Obesity Epidemic by getting kids physically active is “Camp Jumps” primary mission.  Arming the parents with the knowledge they need to help their children eat healthier and stay active is another mission. Bill gave another outstanding nutrition class to the … [Read more...]

Trans Fats Kill

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SB230 is coming up for a vote in the Nevada Legislature tomorrow Friday, March 25. The bill prohibits the sale or provision of foods containing Trans Fats at public schools within this State. I’m hoping the advocacy work we’ve done and our testimony tomorrow pays off and the bill gets passed. It will greatly improve the heart health of our children and reduce future medical expenditures … [Read more...]

Our Hearts Were Heard – Video

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Nevada Heart & Stroke Day was held at the Nevada State Legislature and Capitol. I bought my flip cam and shot some video and put together a short trailer on YouTube. Click here  to watch the YouTube video The American Heart Association coordinated the event. Advocates from many different fields advocated legislative action to the Governors office, our State Senators, and … [Read more...]

How Hard Is It To Open A Door?

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“The hardest thing anyone can do is putting his or her hand on the door handle and opening the front door.  Walking through the door is the second hardest.” I recently spoke to fitness and health professionals and told them just that. It may be intimidating, even frightening for some people to decide to go to a gym for the first time or to go back after a long layoff. I explained how … [Read more...]

But I’m Not Old

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I’ve recently taken a few classes at the gym to mix up my workout routine such as Zumba, BodyPump, and Spin. While waiting for one of the classes to start I was able to observe a Silver & Fit class in progress. This class is designed for seniors to enhance their flexibility, weight resistance training and mobility and get some cardio in. They used stretch bands, light-weight medicine … [Read more...]

Its None Of Your Business….

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I’ve come across a lot of people in the last 2 years that have told me they were concerned about what other people thought of them when they went to a gym or out for a walk or even out in public. These fears arise from the way we look and how “we think” others perceive us. I always say, “Its none of your business what other people think of you.” By this, I mean it’s our life, not theirs. We’re … [Read more...]

It’s Not Christmas

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Have you heard the saying, “Don’t be so concerned about overeating between Christmas and New Years but rather be more concerned about overeating between New Years and Christmas?” This saying makes perfect sense. Well, it’s not Christmas so I guess now’s a great opportunity to seize the moment. Just think of the possibilities and what you can accomplish in just 3 short months. Summer is around … [Read more...]

Get In The Game!

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The fight against heart disease and obesity takes place everyday, every moment, every second. A commitment to eating heart healthy, getting regular physical activity, taking time to relax, and developing other heart healthy habits puts you in the game.  These heart healthy habits determine whether we’re in the game or on the sidelines. There’re so many resources out there to help us learn, … [Read more...]

Wal-Mart Comes Through Big to Make Us Smaller!

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Wal-Mart’s getting healthier and taking its customers with them. According to a story in the New York Times, Wal-Mart is going to announce a plan to reduce unhealthy salts, fats and sugars from their packaged foods. They’re also reporting that they will be lowering prices on fruits and vegetables. This is fantastic news for the consumer and millions of families. Read Full Article Here: … [Read more...]

Born With 2 Hearts?

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Do you follow the golden rule when it comes to taking care of your heart? For your heart to work properly, stay strong, and do its job, then you need to treat it right. Heart healthy nutrition and regular exercise are the cornerstones of good heart health.  They’re also the first prescription given to fix a bad one. I wish we were all given 2 hearts when we were born.  That way, if the first … [Read more...]

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