Are you ready for the Olympics? The games begin on August 5th and one of the purposes of the games is to foster the ideal of a "sound mind in a sound body". If you're reading this newsletter, you definitely know the importance of both of these...congratulations!
Exactly twenty years ago, Gymnast Shannon Miller won two gold medals in the 1996 Atlanta games, bringing her medal total to seven. That makes her the most decorated USA gymnast in history! Shannon has now teamed up with Juice Plus+to inspire healthy living around the world! Relive the excitement of her gold medal performance:
More Fruits & Veggies = Happy Life!
The University of Warwick, England recently researched the impact of eating more fruit and vegetables on people's happiness levels. Their conclusion: people who changed from almost no fruit and vegetables to eight portions of fruit and vegetables a day would experience an increase in life satisfaction equivalent to moving from unemployment to employment. The well-being improvements occurred within 24 months. Happiness benefits were detected for each extra daily portion of fruit and vegetables up to 8 portions per day. Read on
Tower Garden News
Vertical Gardening with Tower Garden works in many places: decks, schools, rooftops, offices.
If you ask someone who works at the YMCA of Florida's First Coast administrative offices how their garden grows, they might reply "straight up." They have established an urban garden at the administrative offices in the Jessie Ball duPont Center.
Each TG can produce enough kale and lettuce every four to six weeks to make salad for nearly 250 people - or provide food for hungry families - said Sara Glenn, YMCA's director of strategic development of healthy living innovations, nutrition and obesity. Read on to learn more about these programs
Just four ingredients lifts you to dreamsicle heaven!
1 cup coconut milk (or other milk)
1 tbsp. peanut butter
1 scoop JP+ Complete, Dutch chocolate
Mix in magic bullet or blender and pour into popsicle molds. Freeze, wait patiently...then enjoy! Print recipe
Special Olympics Oath
"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
EVENTS: August 9th & 23rd
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