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Good nutrition starts with the right nutrients

Published 4:34pm Saturday, June 2, 2012

Are nutrition and health related? Is healthy eating important? Of course.

Like a finely-tuned racing car, your body needs the right fuel (food) and regular maintenance (exercise, lifestyle and mental attitude) to achieve its true health potential. Nothing is more important than healthy eating. Put in the wrong fuel or let it go without regular use and there’s no way it can deliver its full power and performance. Without healthy eating, your body’s engine will cough, splutter and eventually stall.

The importance of good nutrition to achieve optimal health is unquestionable. The importance of good nutrition is central to maintain good health in a dilapidated environment, fight off disease, correct imbalances in the body and provide energy and enthusiasm for life. Optimum health is linked to the importance of good nutrition.

But, the point is that the importance of good nutrition is linked to one’s capability to get the proper nutrients from food.

Nowadays, industrial food marketed in the food chain are filled with additives which affect the quality of food. In order to value the importance of good nutrition, natural supplements like vitamins and minerals have to be added to the diet.

Each year, the average American eats 12 pounds of food additives and a gallon of pesticides, not to mention all the air-born pollutants that are inhaled. It’s no wonder our bodies are overworked, overburdened, and no longer able to adequately eliminate all these foreign substances. Diet-related diseases include, but are not limited to, coronary heart disease, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, various cancers and osteoporosis. These diseases take the lives of millions of people each year and cost billions of dollars in health care.

On Wednesday, Tianna Bechly, RD LD, Clinical Dietitian for Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin will be with us at 1 p.m. to discuss the New myPlate Diagram, Healthy Eating Tips, Healthy Snack Ideas, Easy Exercise Ideas, and then finish with a general Q&A session.

To sign up for this informative class please call or stop by the front desk at the senior center everyone is welcome. Call 433-2370 ext. 3.

 Upcoming Events

Monday: Blood pressure, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Exercise with Evie, 1 p.m.; Zumba, 5:30 p.m.; Zumba, 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers, 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; SilverSneakers, 4:30 p.m.; Zumba, 3 p.m.; Zumba Gold, 4 p.m.

Wednesday: Defensive Driving, 9 a.m.; Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Cribbage), 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; open chess, 1 p.m.; Information on nutrition, 2 p.m.; Zumba, 5:30 p.m.; Zumba, 7 p.m.

Thursday: Silver Sneakers, 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m.; open chess, 1 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 4:30 p.m.; Zumba, 3 p.m.; Zumba Gold, 4 p.m.; Yoga, 5:30 p.m.

Friday: Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; Cards (Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Zumba, 5:30 p.m.; Zumba, 7 p.m.

 Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge

May 21, three tables

1st John Allen, 2nd Mary Johnsen, 3rd Bud Higgins, 4th Joanne Maxfield, 5th Betty Jorgenson

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

No Results


Mildred Ballantyne, 1st David Solomonson, 2nd Jaynard Johnson

Tuesday “500”

May 22, four tables

1st Eddie Hall, 2nd Jerry Downing, 3rd  Helen Broitzman, 4th Dorothy Schloo

Friday Bridge

May 25, two tables

1st Betty Jorgenson, 2nd Mabel  Vaale, 3rd Loretta Nelson, 4th Russ Vaale, 5th Jaynard Johnson

Weekly Cribbage

May 23,  3.5 tables

1st Jessie Swain, 2nd Hilton Henschen, 3rd Addie Cochlin, 4th John Allen

Weekly “500”

May 25, three tables

1st Beulah Luthe, 2nd Dennis Bray, 3rd Arnold Bergstrom


Semcac Daily Meals

Monday: Tater tot casserole

Tuesday: Chicken breast/sauce

Wednesday: Pork roast

Thursday: Beef tips in gravy noodles

Friday: Meat balls



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