Archive for Health & Fitness
Being in shape – or active, flexible and strong – is good for the body, and possibly even better for the mind and soul. Being healthy and physically capable is a privilege that not all get. And so if you are lucky enough to have a choice, why not see it as such – a choice you can control for the better, rather than a burden hovering overhead yet feeling out of reach?!
Devoting to any activity requires both a desire and perspective that have staying power. So why not look at your health and wellbeing as a fun habit that crosses and benefits all areas of your life? Because it does! And it is what you make it. So make it a part of your daily practice, and carry it with you wherever you go.
“Fit for Living,” an article just published in Shape Magazine, June 2012, has ranked Sacramento as the 6th fittest city in the U.S.. Fitness Magazine, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Wellpoint Foundation partnered up to rate such fittest cities, considering factors as the number of nutritious eateries, farmers’ markets and places to bike, hike, walk, swim, be active and recreate. So whether you live in the Sacramento area, frequent it for business or are just stopping in for some playtime, you might want to keep it in mind and keep some tennies close at hand.
For recipes and ways to eat healthier visit: http://www.California-Grown.com
For Sacramento area sports and recreation visit: http://discovergold.chambermaster.com/list/QL/sports-40.htm
To bring the “play” back into your day visit: http://www.FairytaleTown.org
For more information on this study visit: http://www.AmericanFitnessIndex.org
It’s a beautiful sunny day and a new year full of potential. Forget the finger-pointing ‘shoulds’ of your resolutions… why not combine something that’s fun and good for you?! The Midtown Ice Rink is still open, after all (through Jan. 18), and what better way to liven up after the holidays than with a little brisk, lingering cheer!
You can grab a warm drink at Peet’s next door, a warm slice at Luigi’s next to that, or stop in afterward for a glass of bubbly at Lounge on 20. While the theme is still Christmas-based, the glittering lights and pop music add a little sparkle to an otherwise dull January. Just bring your mittens and some cash, because they don’t take American Express.
Midtown Ice Rink
20th between K & J Streets
$8/adults, $5/kids, $2/skate rental
I see all this white space, and not much else. It’s cool and refreshing, but also, soothing as a warm breeze. When I look in, I want to not just be there, but be it. I think of the color white and what it means…
purity, innocence, softness…
quiet, pleasant, understated elegance…
White also means kindness. In some culltures white is worn at funerals, softer and more forgiving than black.
White is to me… humble, friendly, clear, peaceful and freeing. And for some reason, white to me, is Zuda Yoga. But it’s not because the interior is entirely white (it’s not) or because the instructors always wear white (I don’t know that they do)… I think it probably has something to do with yoga in general, how it can clear out the space within and make you feel like the lightest, purest being on the planet.
Have you tried it yet?