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2014 Weekly Challenge #29: A Salad A Day

2014 Weekly Challenge #29:  A Salad A Day

Summer is the perfect time for salads. The veggies and fruit are so tasty and fresh, and it is usually just too darn hot to heat up the kitchen.

One of our very own Mamas, Kim Box, has written a cook book all about the beauty of the salad. Here's a little bit about her:... Read More

Register NOW for 12th Annual Walt Gray Ride Aug 17!

Register NOW for 12th Annual Walt Gray Ride Aug 17!

Click HERE for details and to register!

When: Sunday, August 17, 2014, Registration: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m., Ending Event: 11:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Dozens of Sacramento-area nonprofits receive more than $1.4 million in grants

Dozens of Sacramento-area nonprofits receive more than $1.4 million in grants

Kaiser Permanente in Greater Sacramento announced today that it has awarded 55 grants totaling $1.4 million to local not-for-profit organizations, schools, and government entities that seek to improve access to medical care, support mental health services, reduce violence, and promote healthy eating and active living.

The Community Benefit grants – which range in individual amounts from $7,590 to $99,000 – are part of a longstanding practice for the region’s leading integrated health-care provider, which seeks to improve the health of the communities it serves in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer and El Dorado counties.

2014 Weekly Challenge #27: The Sensational Swimsuit Challenge!

2014 Weekly Challenge #27: The Sensational Swimsuit Challenge!

2014 Weekly Challenge #27: The Sensational Swimsuit Challenge!

 

Now that it is finally, officially, summer, who doesn't want to look better in a swimsuit? Just 5 minutes every morning is all it takes!

 

The Sensational Swimsuit Series:

30 Toe taps

Flip over for the swim (count to 30)

30 double pump bicycles

Super woman (hold for a count of 30)

 

Your Challenge: every morning, take 5 minutes to do the moves above. You'll be looking sensational in that swimsuit, and your body will love you for it!

 

2014 Weekly Challenge #26: Eat LOCAL!

2014 Weekly Challenge #26: Eat LOCAL!

2014 Weekly Challenge #26: Eat LOCAL!

 

You hear it all the time: Eat Local! But why?

Here are 8 reasons to eat local foods (taken from about.com):

1. Local Foods Are Fresher (and Taste Better)

Food that was picked within the last few days tastes way better than food that was picked (unripened) and trucked thousands of miles to get to you. And fresh food lasts longer, too.

2. Local Foods Are Seasonal (and Taste Better)

Thousands of women to take part in the Kaiser Permanente Women’s Fitness Festival this Sunday

Thousands of women to take part in the Kaiser Permanente Women’s Fitness Festival this Sunday

Some 4,000 women - sisters, mothers, daughters and girlfriends - are expected to participate in Sacramento's largest all women's walking & running event. The 10th Annual Kaiser Permanente Women’s Fitness Festival, hosted by Fleet Feet Sports, and is coming up Sunday June 8. New this year, the event features a half marathon, in addition to a 5K run/walk.

“At Kaiser Permanente, we are all about thriving. We were founded on the idea that you can live life to the fullest if you take care of yourself. So it is great to see so many women who are really taking that message to heart and are planning to participate in the Women’s Fitness Festival,” said Patricia Rodriguez, RN, Senior Vice President and Area Manager, Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento.

CDPH Warns Consumers About Undeclared Soy and Wheat Allergens in Flour Tortillas

CDPH Warns Consumers About Undeclared Soy and Wheat Allergens in Flour Tortillas

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, warned consumers with soy and or wheat allergies not to eat Maxi Foods Flour Tortillas, 24-count... Read More