The school year is coming to an end which can mean stress for students and parents alike. Start your day in a calm frame of mind with some yoga. Lisa Taylor with Evolution Power Yoga walks us through sun salutation a, which she describes as a whole yoga class wrapped up in one little package.
There has been great feedback about the May No Sweat in the Park schedule and we hope you will make it out for our classes in June that will turn up the heat.
The York Daily Record is committed to helping our community get stronger and feel better and we do that together with our No Sweat, York initiative.
June’s classes will be held Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. on the lawn behind our building at 1891 Loucks Road. No registration required. Whether you are a woman, man, fitness junkie or have never even considered working out, these classes are for you. They’re a fun experience with no-pressure in a supportive environment.
You might ask, what is the point of gardening if I can go to the grocery store or local market to buy my fruits and vegetables? Good question, but gardening has more benefits than just having a tomato you planted in your salad.
Many understand that “natural” or “organic” food is better than the highly processed food at the grocery store. But there are other benefits to planting your own garden.
This week the devastation, chaos, and sadness of the world has felt huge. Too big to wrap my head around. Fallout from events like the earthquake in Nepal and the situation in Baltimore made my heart heavy.
It was with that heavy heart I went on a short run this morning, mind swirling, and was reminded of the good in people, and why I love York. The first thing to pull me from this darkness was a fellow runner who held out his hand and high-fived me as we passed. He didn’t say anything, just held it up for me. Continue reading “Waves and High-Fives” »
Julie Stefanski, clinical dietitian at WellSpan Health
What do you try to turn to for energy? A nap? A vitamin supplement? Many products these days are promising to provide a boost of vitality just when you need it. When it comes to real energy though, nothing can beat a good night’s sleep along with just a few simple eating strategies that, when done consistently, can help you fuel your busy day.
When we sleep our bodies draw fuel from our liver, muscles, and fat stores to keep us alive during the night while we’re in a fasting state. Within 1 to 2 hours of getting up it’s important to at least have something small to wake up the body or to in essence “break the fast.” If you don’t feel hungry first thing in the morning or you are nauseous, build up your tolerance with just a graham cracker or 4 ounces of liquid like 1% cow’s milk or chocolate almond milk. Train your stomach to learn to look for breakfast. Often, it’s merely habit that causes breakfast skipping or the fact that you overate the night before.
Submitted: Lora and her running buddy at the Race Against Racism
Our guest contributor for the past couple of months (thank you Lora!) has been Lora Nowak, a 6th grader at Dallastown Intermediate School in Girls on the Run. She worked toward her goals and participated in the Race against Racism Saturday, April 25.
Girls on the Run is a physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade.
Friday, April 24 (the day before the race): Hey, this week during girls on the run we spent our time working on a service project. Our service project was a canned food drive for cancer patients. We put out bins around our school and asked people to donate canned food. We still need to count/ collect the food we got. To celebrate we had a party and had a lot of fun! We played some fun games like truth and dare. I hope I do well in the race! I hope the weather is good! Thanks for reading my blogs!
After the race: This past season at girls on the run will be unforgettable. The coaches and girls I met during this program helped me complete my run and helped me keep a positive attitude. This was my best time in a public race! (What a good way to end GOTR!) I had fun prepping for the race with my friends. This will be my last time at girls on the run and I’m sad I have to leave but, the memories and strategies I gained from this program will help walk me through life. I will continue running no matter what and I will continue being positive. Thank you for reading my blog!
According to the CDC, children require 60 minutes of daily physical activity to stay healthy and strong. These activities should be predominately aerobic and should also include muscle and bone strengthening exercises. Kids who walk, run, hop, squat and jump during play activity accomplish these goals. Many York children do not reach their daily activity levels.
Bring on Play (BOP), as part of the Eat Play Breathe York healthy living movement, has developed a new initiative: Play Everywhere. BOP’s concept is to implement play elements into areas regularly frequented by children. Playful Sidewalks, a pilot project, will roll out on June 19, the United Way of York County’s Day of Action. On that Friday, BOP, partners and local artists will paint playful sidewalk art throughout the City of York. The art will incorporate play opportunities, such as hopscotch, into the design. Twenty projects will be implemented in various regions of the city along routes that youth tend to travel.
We want to create a fun and inviting space to share knowledge about healthy living to help our community get stronger and feel better. We don't want you to sweat the small stuff -- having the latest tennis shoes, belonging to the best gym or running a mile in record time. We want you to know that it's not a big deal to get started -- or keep going -- in this health and fitness journey. We want this blog to be a place for everyone -- no matter what your interest or fitness level. We can all do this together. No Sweat, York.