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

Upcoming Events

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

Monday Bridge

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

Tuesday “500”

July 2, three tables

1st Willard Ballantyne, 2nd Gene Rauen, 3rd Edie Hall, 4th Betty Fisher

Friday Bridge

No Bridge


Mildred Ballantyne

Weekly Cribbage

No Cribbage

Semcac Daily Meals

Monday: Meatloaf

Tuesday: Fruity chicken salad

Wednesday: Ham/scalloped potatoes

Thursday: Tater tot hotdish

Friday: Swiss steak