A healthy diet leads to a healthy body and mind
Published 5:24 pm Saturday, July 13, 2013
Remember the old adage, you are what you eat? Make it your motto.
When you choose a variety of colorful fruits and veggies, whole grains, and lean proteins you’ll feel vibrant and healthy, inside and out.
•Live longer and stronger: Good nutrition keeps muscles, bones, organs, and other body parts strong for the long haul. Eating vitamin-rich food boosts immunity and fights illness-causing toxins.
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A proper diet reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes, bone loss, cancer, and anemia. Also, eating sensibly means consuming fewer calories and more nutrient-dense foods, keeping weight in check.
•Sharpen the mind: Key nutrients are essential for the brain to do its job. People who eat a selection of brightly colored fruit, leafy veggies, and fish and nuts packed with omega-3 fatty acids can improve focus and decrease their risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
•Feel better: Wholesome meals give you more energy and help you look better, resulting in a self-esteem boost. It’s all connected — when your body feels good you feel happier inside and out.
We all know how important it is to eat healthy but sometimes it’s not that easy. SEMCAC has been a part of the Senior Center since we have been in this building and probably even before that. They provide a daily nutritious meal at a very reasonable rate.
Their menu is in our newsletter and also available monthly at the door. Give them a call and reserve your spot today. 433-3120.
We are having another cooking show at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. Chef Howie from Hormel will be demonstrating some fun summer salads. I hear he is going to use the grill too. There will be samples given out.
The cost for this fun class is $3. To sign up for this class stop by the front desk or call 433-2370 ext 0. See you there
Monday: Blood Pressure Checks 9 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Exercise with Evie, 1 p.m.
Tuesday: Silver Sneakers 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge, 500) 12:30 p.m.; Zumba Gold, 4 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 4:30 p.m.; Zumba 5:35/7 p.m.; Yoga 6:10 p.m.
Wednesday: Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle, Cribbage), 12:30 p.m.;
Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; Open chess, 1 p.m.; Boot Camp, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: Silver Sneakers 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; Caregiver Support Group, 10:30 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge) 12:30 p.m.; Bingo and open chess, 1 p.m.; Hormel Cooking Show, 2:30 p.m.; Zumba Gold, 4:05 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 4:30 p.m.; Zumba 5:35/7 p.m.; Yoga 6:10 p.m.
Friday: Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.;
Cards, 12:30 p.m.; Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge,
Weekly Card Results
July 1, two tables
1st Arnie Lang, 2nd Mary Johnsen, 3rd Harriet Oldenburg, 4th Betty Jorgensen
Tuesday Duplicate Bridge
July 2, six tables
1st Loren Cleland, 1st Dave Ring; 2nd Gail Schmidt, 2nd Ray Schmidt; 3rd Gene Domino, 3rd Rick Stroup; 4th Connie Nelson, 4th Lorraine Lippert
July 2, three tables
1st Willard Ballantyne, 2nd Gene Rauen, 3rd Edie Hall, 4th Betty Fisher
Semcac Daily Meals
Tuesday: Fruity chicken salad
Wednesday: Ham/scalloped potatoes
Thursday: Tater tot hotdish
Friday: Swiss steak