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14 Farmers Markets Aging Well 18 What We Don’t Use, We Lose 21 Purchase A Home With A Reverse Mortgage 23 Avoid Heat Stroke & Exhaustion 25 Clean Cooking Recipe Weight Loss & Nutrition

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26 Farm Fresh In RI 28 Use Food As Medicine 30 Stay Hydrated this Summer Fitness 31 Fit Over 50

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32 Shape Up For Summer 33 Keeping You On Pace Kids Health & Fitness 34 Get Our Kids Moving Women’s Health

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Founded in 1977, The Swim is Save The Bay’s largest annual fundraiser, serving as a critical support to our efforts to protect and restore the Narragansett Bay region. Every year, nearly 500 swimmers, ages 15 to 77 STByears, swim 1.7 nautical miles across the Bay to raise money and awareness. Swimmers come from more than 25 states to experience the iconic, open water trek from Newport to Jamestown. More than 1,500 spectators, vendors and supporters gather to cheer swimmers and celebrate their trek across the Bay. In many ways, the Save The Bay of today is the legacy of those first brave souls who crossed the East Passage 40 years ago. Back then, proceeds from The Swim kept the organization afloat. Today, Save The Bay is the largest and most influential environmental group in Rhode Island.

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PROVIDENCE, RI - Ocean Conservancy has released its 2016 Ocean Trash Index, the world’s largest item-by-item, location-by-location database of trash found in near-shore environments during the 30th International Coastal Cleanup last September. Worldwide, 791,336 volunteers collected more than 18 million pounds of trash—equivalent to the weight of more than 100 Boeing 737s—over 25,188 miles of shoreline. Among the trash collected were 2.1 million cigarette butts and 1 million plastic beverage bottles. Locally, Save The Bay coordinated the International Coast Cleanup in Rhode Island, with the support of many individuals, non-profit organizations and private companies. In 85 cleanups in 19 towns along 65 miles of shoreline, 2,199 volunteers collected 19,469 pounds of trash. Consistent with the global report, the 47,397 cigarette butts collected on Rhode Island shorelines topped the list of litter collected. Other top 10 trash items collected were 10,448 food wrappers, 7,960 plastic bottle caps, 6,023 plastic beverage bottles, 5,037 straws, 3,689 cans, 3,678 metal bottle caps,

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The Ocean Trash Index provides the only annual global snapshot of the growing problem of plastics and other marine debris found on beaches, along rivers and lakeshores and in the open ocean. Results are used to inform researchers, government and industry leaders in developing initiatives to prevent trash from harming fish and wildlife habitat and to improve health and sanitation on land. “This data really highlights the problem we are facing. That’s why we do it: to put numbers on a problem so people can really appreciate the scope of it,” Lewis said. The 2016 International Coastal Cleanup will take place on Saturday, September 17. Save The Bay will once again coordinate Rhode Island’s participation in the global event. Lewis says she welcomes the interest of volunteers who want to help as cleanup leaders and participants. “Trash is more than just messy. It’s unhealthy and it’s not safe for wildlife. Plastics don’t biodegrade, they just slowly break up into smaller and smaller pieces, and our oceans are filling up with these tiny bits. Animals eat them, fish breathe them into their gills. Even plankton can contain tiny fragments of plastic. This is a problem you can actually do something about. Just spend a couple of hours at a beach cleanup with us and you’ll see the difference,” Lewis said. Save The Bay will hold cleanup leader training, start recruiting volunteers and post cleanup locations for the Internationanal Coastal Cleanup in July. Volunteers can find out more about how to become involved in a local cleanups throughout the summer and the International Coastal Cleanup in September at Save The Bay’s Volunteer Website, www.savebay.org/volunteer.

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PROVIDENCE, RI - Earlier this year Specht Physical Therapy, a physical therapy practice based in Swansea, MA., opened their second clinic in Providence, RI. Founder, Gregory Specht, saw the need for expansion after 15 years of having one location. The new clinic is located at 271 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903, inside Momentum Fitness. Specht Physical Therapy’s original clinic is located at 207 Swansea Mall Drive, Swansea, MA 02777. The new Providence clinic offers the same services as the original location, including the state of the art Functional Movement Systems technology that Specht Physical Therapy is proud to offer to their patients. The expansion was necessary due to the large number of their patients located in the RI area. ‘I am thrilled to have the opportunity to open this facility in Providence. We are passionate about changing people’s lives for the better and hope to create a fun, personal experience for everyone we treat,’ explains founder Gregory Specht, PT, OCS. ‘We have a great set-up at a top personal training studio in the city; and there are yoga and pilates studios nearby so it is a real wellness oriented community. It’s exciting because now we are able to deliver the same unparalleled quality of care in a completely new environment.’ By building their clinic inside a state-of-the-art health and fitness center, they have merged the best concepts of exercise-based physical therapy and ‘hands-on’ advanced manual therapy; and created the ideal environment for effective physical rehabilitation. The clinic will offer current, former and future patients an array of wellness programs, workshops and therapy for all ages. Zach Pereira, MPT and Greg Specht, PT, OCS will be seeing patients in Providence. The clinic will be open Monday and Wednesday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm and Tuesday and Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment or have any questions please call (401) 453-5800.

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Many mature adults would like to continue to live independently and remain homeowners but their current home may not be ideal. They may want to right-size to an all-on-one-floor, maintenance-free home in a community that offers a more carefree lifestyle. A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM, reverse mortgage) can help increase purchasing power and flexibility for homeowners aged 62plus years, which are looking to purchase their next home. The HECM for Purchase is a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured home loan that enables homeowners to use the equity from the sale of a previous residence to buy their next primary home. Home buyers only make one initial loan investment, the down payment, towards the purchase of the home. They may also eliminate monthly mortgage payments, improve their monthly cash flow and preserve their savings with a reverse mortgage loan. There are a few different ways to use a reverse mortgage loan when buying a home:

PAY ALL CASH FOR THE HOME, THEN TAKE OUT A REVERSE MORTGAGE

The simplest way to purchase a home is to pay all cash. It also gives home buyers the option of choosing a pre-owned home or new construction. However, many homeowners may need to liquidate other assets to get the cash. A reverse mortgage loan can help them replace some of those depleted assets by improving overall monthly cash flow.

BUY THE HOME WITH A CONVENTIONAL MORTGAGE AND THEN PAY IT OFF WITH A REVERSE MORTGAGE Homeowners that cannot make all cash purchase for a home typically need obtain a conventional mortgage.

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However, if the mortgage amount is small enough it may be paid off with a reverse mortgage loan. Thus, homeowners can still eliminate their monthly mortgage payments. However, to obtain a conventional mortgage, the buyer would need to qualify and this may be difficult to mature adults with insufficient income or poor credit. Also, there would be settlement costs for both the conventional and reverse mortgage loans.

PURCHASE THE HOME AND OBTAIN A REVERSE MORTGAGE AT THE SAME TIME

With the HECM for Purchase (reverse mortgage loan), buyers can purchase a home and take out a reverse mortgage loan at the same time, incurring only one set of settlement costs. Closing costs are similar to a regular FHA insured mortgage and are financed into the mortgage. Loan amounts vary and the amount a buyer is required to bring to the home closing will vary depending on the youngest borrower’s age and the purchase price of the home. Qualifying for a HECM for Purchase loan is typically easier than qualifying for than a conventional mortgage. Reverse mortgage loans are designed to easily allow mature adult buyers to purchase a home that suits their lifestyle. The home must be the buyer’s primary residence or for new homes, the buyer must physically occupy the home as a primary residence within 60 days of the purchase. 1 5 Must-Haves for Repositioning a Senior Living Community (Senior Housing News, June 2014). http://seniorhousingnews. com/2014/06/10/5-must-haves-for-repositioning-a-senior-living-community/ 2 Active adult communities attract home buyers seeking lifestyle amenities (Chicago-Tribune, 2011 May).http://www.chicagotribune.com/special/primetime/chi-primetimemarket-051111,0,1645492.story 3 Chart of Population 65 and over by age: 2000 to 2050 http://www.aoa.gov/Aging_Statistics/future_ growth/future_growth.aspx 4 5 ways to sell to seniors (Life Health Pro, June 2014). http://www.lifehealthpro.com/2014/06/13/5-ways-tosell-to-seniors?t=life-sales-strategies&page=2 5 Why Blogging Is Important for Real Estate Professionals (RIS Media, June 2014) http:// rismedia.com/2014-06-15/why-blogging-is-important-for-real-estate-professionals/ 6 Older Adults and Technology Use (Pew research, April 2014) http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/04/03/older-adults-and-technology-use/ 7 Generations Online 2010: Summary of Findings (Pew Research, Dec 2010) http://www.pewinternet.org/2010/12/16/generations-2010/

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Rote Grütze (German Red Fruit Pudding) This is a Summer time staple dessert in Germany, and takes advantage of the fresh berries of the season. Served with a vanilla sauce, this is a wonderful dessert, and lovely change from the usual.

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2 cups at a time, until pureed. For chunkier, process 4 cups, and chop the rest, blending with puree. Stir cornstarch in cold water until smooth. Combine berries and sugar in non-stick saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Stir cornstarch mixture again, then add into the berry mixture gradually, while still stirring. Reduce heat and let simmer for 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture starts to thicken. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice and vanilla. Pour into a serving bowl, or individual dessert bowls. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 24 hours. This is traditionally garnished with a Vanilla Custard Sauce, but you may also use whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or heavy cream.

1. For fresh berries: stem, wash and dry in colander. For frozen berries: thaw before using. 2. For a smooth pudding, process berries in a blender,

About My Chef Lara

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Farmer’s Markets Are Making a Big Impact by Rachel Pelisson, RI

As American’s become more disenfranchised with processed and industrialized food, it seems like farmer’s markets are popping up all over Rhode Island. What’s all the buzz about? To start, heading to the farmer’s market can be a fun outing for couples, friends, or families. Many markets have live music, demonstrations, samples for tasting, and some have animals. It’s a great way to get out and support local small businesses. Most of us would rather put our $10 in the pocket of Farmer John from the next town over than the pocket of the CEO of Kraft Foods. Farmer’s markets help us connect with the local people that grow our food. They support our communities both socially and economically. They also support our community environmentally. Local food utilizes far less fossil fuel for harvesting and shipping and gets to your plate much more quickly. Consider the amount of time and fuel required to ship strawberries across the country from Mexico. Odds are your local farmer’s market strawberries were picked yesterday or this morning and took a quick drive from Little Compton to Providence. Our local small farmers don’t use genetically modified (GMO) seeds and are likely to use far

Fruits & vegetables in any form are the most nutritious foods on the planet, but fresh produce will have higher vitamin and antioxidant content

less pesticides than industrial farmers. That means your food is cleaner and more healthful. In addition to being ‘cleaner’, local produce is likely to have better nutritional value. As soon as a fruit or vegetable is picked from the plant, the nutritional value starts to decline. This doesn’t mean that older produce has no nutritional value, far from the truth. Fruits & vegetables in any form are the most nutritious foods on the planet, but fresh produce will have higher vitamin and antioxidant content. You can also find unique heirloom varieties of produce, like watermelon radishes or purple carrots.

Do you need to buy organic at the Farmer’s market?

The answer is no! The benefits of fruit and vegetable consumption far outweigh any potential risks from pesticides. If you have the option and the financial ability to buy organic, then do so by all means, but it is not necessary. Fruit and vegetable intake in any form (conventional or organic) is associated with a lower risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. A simple rinse under cool water is all you need to remove a good portion of pesticide residues. No special fruit & veggie wash is necessary, just plain old H20 will do the trick.

How do you find your local farmer’s market?

Your best bet is to check out FarmFreshRI.org. Not only can you find farmer’s markets and local produce stands, but you can also find out what produce is in season, ‘pick-your-own’ farms, community supported agriculture (CSAs), and farm-totable restaurants that purchase fresh, local products. You can even search for a specialty item you’re looking for, like duck eggs, local yogurt, or goat’s milk. FarmFreshRI.org is a great place to start to find the freshest food in Rhode Island.

What’s in season this August?

Leafy greens and herbs are available all summer and fall. There will be berries, peaches, nectarines, plums, and melons. The first apples will start to be available in late August. There will also be corn, cucumbers, carrots, eggplant, squash, zucchini, tomatoes, and more. You’ll find some of the widest variety this time of year. If you haven’t checked out your local farmer’s market or produce stand yet, this is a great time to start. Rachel Pelisson, MS, RDN, CHC is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and member of the RI Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (www.riand. org). Rachel runs a nutrition & health coaching office, Healing the Hungry Soul, in Bristol, RI. Find her at www.rachelpelisson.com. www.rihealthandfitness.com | volume three issue seven

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“You have a right to thrive” and “It’s your birthright” are the first two sentences on holistic health coach, raw food chef and instructor, Katie McDonald’s website, bnourished.com. McDonald believes in using food as medicine and using mindfulness to reduce stress. The goal for her clients is to help them feel their very best through more deliberate choice making to honor who they really are. “I want people to step into the privilege of having a body,” said McDonald. McDonald began studying the benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet over twenty-five years ago before “whole food” and “plant-based” became in vogue and their benefits were backed by scientific studies. However, she wasn’t

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consistent in applying this knowledge to her life, because the demands of a successful corporate career and motherhood consumed her. She suffered from asthma, allergies, ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel syndrome. The chronic and painful symptoms of these conditions left Katie rundown and struggling to keep up with the stresses of her jam-packed days. They were also the catalyst that thrust her into a new way of living. In order to get and stay well, she realized she needed to transform her relationship with her body and mind, and she did it by applying her knowledge of alternative health and plantbased nutrition into her life. That was over ten years ago, and she was disease-free within six months of consciously choosing to honor her body and mind daily. Her credentials are impressive. She trained at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and the National Gourmet Institute in New

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Medicine York City, and she is a member of the Association of Drugless Practitioners and a certified Bach Flower Remedy practitioner, so she really knows her stuff. And, her holistic approach to healing mind, body and spirit aligns with the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation’s approach to helping people. It is also what sparked the relationship between the Katie and the local nonprofit. McDonald’s website is full of real testimonials from clients she has helped, and her commitment to help people continues. She will be a featured speaker at the Foundation’s annual Passport to Wellness Conference, on October 1, 2016 at the Omni Providence Hotel. She plans to share her knowledge of selfcare and the benefits of juicing at this free event. She will also have a vendor booth where attendees can talk with her one-onone. The conference is open to everyone interested in learning how to live a healthier life, and it features interactive health

activities, information, resources, cooking demonstrations and presenters on several topics. For more information, visit flamesofhoperi.org. The concept of using food as medicine is not new; it began in prehistoric times. The contemporary version of using food as medicine is scientific and includes a mindful approach. McDonald wants to teach people what to do to be their best. “I want people to be active, informed participants in their own well-being,” McDonald said. Carol Ann Donnelly is a two-time breast cancer survivor and writer. She works for Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation whose mission is to raise breast cancer awareness, increase breast health education, enhance the quality of life for breast cancer patients, as well as their families and friends, and generate funding for local breast health programs. For more information, visit gloriagemma.org.

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Stay Hydrated this Summer WHILE ENJOYING FUN FILLED ACTIVITIES by Maria Silvestri, RD, LDN, RI

The summer days of playing Frisbee at picnics, boogie boarding at the beach, and outdoor sports are here. It is important to make sure you stay hydrated this summer while enjoying fun filled activities. Human bodies are made up of 60-70% water, which is why it is so important to stay hydrated each day. Knowing how much hydration you need depends on many factors such as body composition, sweat, climate, humidity, exercise, length of exercise etc. The average adult needs about 64 ounces (8 cups) of fluid each day. An easy way to tell if you are well hydrated is by checking your urine. It should be colorless or light yellow which indicates you are well hydrated.

Dehydration happens when the body does not have as much water or fluid as it needs. Loss of 1% total body water, or mild dehydration can usually be corrected by drinking water or fluids.

Know the symptoms of mild dehydration:

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Thirst Dry mouth Dark yellow urine Fatigue (tired) Irritability Confusion Muscle cramps or weakness Dizziness

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Do not wait until you are thirsty to drink because you have already lost 1% total body water. Keep a water bottle with you to keep track of how much you drink. Your urine should be colorless or light yellow. Choose low calorie or calorie free beverages Limit caffeinated beverages to 1-2 cups per day.

If you have questions about your medications, proper hydration for medical conditions or how much water you should drink, ask your doctor. Some people worry that drinks with caffeine might cause water loss or dehydration. Research has shown that this is not true unless consumed in large amounts (several cups a day). Water is the best drink to stay hydrated, but 1-2 cups a day of caffeinated beverages, such as coffee or tea, can count towards your total water intake. Juice, soda, and sports drinks all provide water and can count towards your daily intake. However, these beverages are high in calories because they are sweetened with natural or added sugars. Sports drinks are only necessary for those working out at high intensity for an hour or longer. If consuming juice, choose 100% juice and limit to 1 cup per day or less. Choose water more often because it is low-cost, calorie-free, and easy to get.

Stay healthy, active and hydrated this summer!

If you exercise, make sure to drink water before, during, and after the activity. This will help to keep your body from getting too hot. Our bodies are comparative to an engine which also requires water to cool down. Without enough water, our exercise performance is compromised. Dehydration can cause muscle cramping or slow muscular response as well as decreased endurance and fatigue. A prolonged activity in hot humid weather paired with dehydration is a dangerous combination because your body is not able to cool down. This can lead to a heat stroke which is life threatening. Signs of heat stroke are fever, fainting, loss of consciousness, nausea, vomiting, seizures and confusion. Should you experience these symptoms, have someone, or yourself call 9-1-1.

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City/Town of Residence: Narragansett, RI Age: 59 Family: Three Adult Married Children

Your sport or fitness activity: Spin, Pilates Reformer and Barre

What is your proudest fitness accomplishment? One of my clients, who was 49 years old at the time, came to me very debilitated. She was crippled with arthritis, back, wrists, and ankle joint pain. She was going to a physical therapist, an acupuncturist and a chiropractor every week for the past 7 years and nothing worked. In addition to her therapy sessions, we started with one private training a week. After four weeks she saw improvements, cancelling with her physical therapist, acupuncturist, and chiropractor. The physical therapist and acupuncturist were really supportive, though the chiropractor was not and felt very insulted. After a year of training (increasing from one private session to two private sessions, adding in a barre, and spin class with myself) she encountered her previous chiropractor at the grocery store to find him severely debilitated, asking her what she did to make such an improvement! He asked if he could observe one of our private training sessions and after his observation, the rest was history. I not only helped my client become a believer, I also helped a professional become a believer.

What motivates you? Your health is your wealth. It’s very rewarding to know at my age I am an inspiration to all ages, that I am living my passion to empower, transform, strengthen my clients to achieve greatness (goals). I can make a positive change in someone else’s life by helping them find their confidence and learning to build each other up.

Best local eats: Chapel Grille when I am in the West Bay area, when I am home I enjoy Trio, Coast Guard House, and Oceanside.

What’s on your nightstand? Water with lemon and an RI Health & Fitness Magazine!

What do you like to do in your downtime? Go shopping with my daughter and downloading fun tunes for my spin classes. I love dancing and celebrating good times with my family as it grows.

One thing people don’t know about you: I am addicted to reading horoscopes both mine and others! I am also known as the “fairy godmother’.

Quote to live by: “I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else, I believe you have to better than you ever thought you could be.” www.rihealthandfitness.com | volume three issue seven

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KEEPING YOU ON PACE by Michelle Collie, RI

The 10-percent rule is one of the most widely accepted principles for running. This is that weekly mileage should not increase by more than 10 percent over the previous week. I will admit I felt a little foolish when a stress fracture resulted because I increased my mileage by fifteen-percent every week for three consecutive weeks! I rely on running for my physical and mental health. I can challenge myself or take a leisurely run an listen to a book. I can run with a friend or enjoy the solitude of running alone. I can focus, think and strategize about challenges at work or I can run and let my mind and imagination drift off. For a stress fracture there is no magical taping, bracing, mobilization or exercise that can keep me running, or even walking. For the sake of my physical and mental health, and for those who I work and live with, I decided to head to the swimming pool. Research shows that runners can actually maintain their fitness for at least six weeks by aqua jogging. Aqua jogging requires wearing a flotation belt and running in deep water. Done in deep water without the feet actually touching the bottom of the pool, aqua jogging closely resembles actual running. To maintain fitness the time spent running on land

is simply replaced with the time spent aqua jogging. My goal was to maintain my fitness by aqua jogging. I have never been a strong swimmer and planned to spend most of my time in the pool aqua jogging. However, the 5 lengths I did spend swimming soon turned into 10. Before long I was swimming for 45 minutes and aqua jogging for only 15 minutes. My upper body gained strength, breathing improved and endurance increased as I discovered that I actually enjoyed swimming. After six weeks of no running I was able to gradually return with a greater respect that the science of training does apply to me! The combination of aqua jogging and swimming certainly maintained my fitness and I was able to quickly return to my usual mileage by following the 10 percent rule. Although it was frustrating dealing with an injury, this challenge turned into an opportunity to discover swimming. I have continued to swim not just due to the many benefits but because I now enjoy it. Life brings many challenges but with the right mindset a challenge is an opportunity to learn, grow and develop, helping us all stay on pace. Michelle Collie PT, DPT, MS, OCS is a Physical Therapist and the CEO of Performance Physical Therapy. She lives on the East Side of Providence with her husband and 2 children. She can be reached at mcollie@performanceptri.com.

For the sake of my physical and mental health, and for those who I work and live with, I decided to head to the swimming pool.

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How To Get Our K by Lori Cipolla, RI

Before we start with “how” , let’s touch upon “why” . Why is it important to get our kids moving? One main reason is because according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) our obesity rate remains high among children and youth ages 2 to 19. The CDC also states there is no significant change in these rates between 2003-2004 and 2011-2012 except for signs of progress in age range of 2-5 year olds. Children that are overweight or obese as a child have a greater chance of remaining overweight as an adult. Obesity can be harmful to pretty much any system of the body. Think areas dealing with heart , lungs, puberty, hormones and blood sugar. Some other great reasons to why keep kids active is : developing flexibility , helps build strong bones, improve cardiovascular system , improve posture and a great way to make new friends and boost self-esteem.

Let us now discuss some ways on “how” to get children active. One of the most critical ways to help get our kids to participate in physical activity is to lead by example. It is typical , especially from the early on years, for kids to follow their parents. You want to take advantage of this by making sure they see you not only participate but to make physical activity a priority. It could be something as simple as a daily walk, jog or bicycle ride. Once you have started that rhythm of consistency , why not ask your child to come along. With so many electronic devices to add on top of television , parents might want to consider , if haven’t already , putting time limits on these devices. You might even want to consider a night or two a week which the household goes device free !! I know, to some of our children this may sound like a really bad idea or even a punishment but if you make that night or

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nights a family night of fun , they might just start to look forward to it. You could possibly put gaming systems to work for you. On a day where the weather doesn’t call for outdoors, pop in a dance game in their video game player and have a dance off . With the warm weather approaching , put up a net in the backyard and have a family night volley ball or badminton? For smaller children, it could mean taking them out in the driveway and letting them get on their big wheel ,tricycle or taking a short ride to the nearest local playground. The playground is a great way for your little one to work on those gross motor skills. There are also facilities that offer classes for parent and child such as tumbling classes or yoga classes .

You could possibly put gaming systems to work for you. On a day where the weather doesn’t call for outdoors, pop in a dance game in their video game player and have a dance off . Once your child is of age to participate in a school or town sport , encourage them to try new things. Let them get a feel for which one they enjoy the most because enjoying the sport means they are more likely to stick with it. Some tips to remember : -encourage active play by purchasing items such as jump ropes, hula hoops , bat and balls – start slowly and increase – keep hydrated – sunscreen for outdoor activities –make time for being active as a family and last but not least fuel your family’s active lifestyle with healthy foods. Lori Cipolla from Cranston , RI Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist. She is a Elite 1 Fit Gear athlete http://elite1fitgear.refersion. com/c/8f40 , wife, mom of 5, Fitmark Bags & Iwon Nutrition Ambassador. www.stayfitmomof5.com She can be reached at lcipolla99@gmail.com

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You just need to find what works for you. Once you do, you will realize that fitness can be fun! by Joy Adamonis, RI

By now, we all know that exercise should be on our weekly to-do list. Moms are no exception, however it can seem daunting in our already busy lives. Work, kids, housework, errands, appointments, friends; working out is usually last on the list followed by “alone time.” Mothers are always taking care of others first. For some, finding time to workout might come naturally since they thoroughly enjoy hitting the gym everyday. For others, the thought of pushups, burpees, and a treadmill are enough to cause them to break out in sweat. Here are 5 tips to help break the cycle and move more:

1. Workout with Your Kids

There are so many activities that parents can do with their children. Your local YMCA may have mommy-and-me classes such as yoga. Karate is a great activity that not only is great exercise but great for building self-confidence and discipline. Hit the ice rink or roller rink for some family fun on skates. I’m sure there will be many laughs and many memories to be made. Have a basketball net? Start a friendly game of pickup with the neighborhood kids.

2. Get a Support Buddy

Know a friend who has been struggling with adding some physical activity to their schedule like you? How about someone who is trying to stay on target with their new diet? When you have someone in a similar scenario, it helps to know you are not alone. You can motivate each other with daily reminders, workout together and praise one another for your triumphs. It also feels great to know you are motivating someone else on his or her journey.

3. Workout at Home

Perhaps you are not a gym person or don’t have the funds to front the membership. Maybe the kids are sick or the weather is bad and you can’t get to the gym. There are tons of at-home workouts on the market to help

you stay on track. Pop in a DVD, clear some space in your living room and 30 minutes later your workout is done! Cardio, yoga, Pilates, strength training, or weight lifting; whatever you fancy, there is an at-home program for you!

4. Use Your TV Time

Some days might get away from us and before you know it, you are sitting down at 9 pm and you didn’t get your workout in. This happens to all of us. While it might be too late to hit the gym, you can still get your body moving while watching your favorite primetime show. Sit-ups, pushups, leg lifts, and basic yoga stretches can all be done while you watch TV. Have a friendly competition with your significant other and see who can do the most pushups during the commercial break! 15 minutes of these exercises is better than nothing.

5. Think Out of the Box

Moving your body is what counts. It doesn’t always need to be traditional forms of exercise that fill up your days. Did you know gardening for 1 hour can burn up to 400 calories? It is also great for your core as you are constantly bending, stretching, and twisting. A night on the town with your girlfriends dancing will not only boost your mood but it can burn up to 450 calories per hour. Walking is a great way to get fresh air, clear your mind and burn up to 100 calories per mile. What can you do to move more? The options are endless; you just need to find what works for you. Once you do, you will realize that fitness can be fun! So, what are you waiting for --Get moving! Joy Adamonis is a local freelance writer and blogger. She is a devoted mom and wife who enjoys living an active lifestyle. Running and yoga has transformed her life and helped maintain her 75-pound weight-loss. She advocates for positive body image, mental illness awareness and better education. Read more from Joy at www.mysensationalkid.com. www.rihealthandfitness.com | volume three issue seven

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1. Move Your Body + Feed Your Body: Movement and

After years of working my tail off, I realized that if I didn’t take care of myself one of two things was going to happen: either I was going to compromise my health or I was going to compromise my results.

nutrition are essential to self care. Learn to lovingly and joyfully move your body. Dance, do yoga, stretch, walk or engage in more vigorous exercise. Feed yourself everything your body needs to be healthy. If you’re not sure what this is, start by drinking more water and eating more greens.

Self-care became my battle cry. Over time, I learned the undeniable merits of self-care. I also came to understand that practicing self-care can sometimes be difficult to fit into a busy day-to-day schedule. When I made my practice of self-care a priority, both my health and my ability to get better results increased. This was a win-win for my life.

2. Spent Time in Nature and with Animals: Both of these experiences have a positive effect on our overall wellbeing. They help us de-stress and relax. Animal’s playful and loving ways do wonders for our moods. And taking a walk in the woods can help us feel connected to the larger world. If you can’t get outside, get a plant, or two or three.

My strongest suggestion to help you be your personal best is: Self Care, Self Care, Self Care!

3. Unplug and Watch Less TV: We’re wired 24/7 these days. We wake up and almost immediately look at our smartphone or TV. If you haven’t already put yourself on a technology diet, I’d suggest doing so. Limiting the amount of time you spend looking at screens can have a fabulous effect on your quality of life.

Self Care is an investment in your personal resources. Whether the achievement of your goals requires a lot or a little of your resources, you need to take care of your most important tool – yourself. Here is a list of 10 self care techniques you can use to be your personal best.

4. Be Less Negative and Spend Less Time Around Negative People: It takes two to tango. If you’re in a negative mindset, then chances are the people around you are too. Take

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some time to work on your mindset first. Bring more positivity into the way you think and speak. Then choose to be around people who reflect your new mindset, whether they are new acquaintances or not.

5. Let Go of Grudges: Nothing pulls

your well-being down more than uncleared anger and resentment towards others. The only person suffering from your negative thinking is you. People can be shortsighted and can sometimes make mistakes. Yet, holding onto the mistakes of others is the biggest mistake of all.

6. Spend Time with Awesome Friends: Spending time with people you love and doing fun things with them – especially things that include lots of laughter – is a wonderful way to relax and connect two important aspects of self care. 7. Mental Hygiene: Obsessive thinking and worry are so commonplace that people think it’s normal to act

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and feel these ways. While common for sure, these are not healthy patterns. Learn to stop yourself when your worry or catastrophic thinking gets the better of you. Simply say stop and focus your mind on something more pleasant or productive.

8. Make A Difference: Being of service is a powerful way to bring good feeling and wellbeing into your life. Service to others gives us a sense of purpose in the world. So, take a weekend to volunteer at a food bank, community garden or your local Habitat for Humanity. You’ll put some good juju in the world. 9. Emotional Hygiene: Sometimes you just need to tend to your emotional backlog. If you have a lot of built up emotion or if you’ve been dealing with a lot of stress, the best self care might actually be to throw a fit. Lie down on your bed and kick and hit the mattress with your arms and legs. Scream if it feels right. You’ll feel like a million bucks afterwards. 10. Gratitude: Nothing changes your attitude like gratitude. Take a moment every day to write or state at least three things that you’re grateful for. So many of us have so much to be thankful for. Remember this is a form of self care.

Dr. Kate Siner is an award-winning Professional and Personal Development mentor, speaker, author and radio show host. Kate has a PhD in Psychology and years of both clinical and coaching experience. Her passion is to help people move past whatever holds them back so that they may embrace all they can be. Kate has developed a series of successful personal development programs, newest of which is her Master Transformational Coaching Training. Learn more at www.katesiner.com or at admin@katesiner.com.

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DILEMMA You say you are concerned about nutrition, good health, and desire home-cooked meals, but what are you doing about it? If you are the typical busy professional who is too tired to actually plan and cook a nutritious, well-balanced dinner, you probably frequent fast-food places, delicatessens and restaurants – every night.

“Instead, we were eating nutritionally bankrupt fast foods, deli take-out, or supermarket frozen dinners.”

Have you heard about Personal Chefs? Lara Moritz, Norbert Klotz & Amy Brockway-Jackl of My Chef Lara, Personal Chef Services would like to talk to you. They offer you delicious home-cooked dinners, prepared in your kitchen or delivered to your home, and at an affordable cost.

“I enjoy creating personalized menus for my clients,” says Chef Lara. My Chef Lara offers a variety of specialized diets, including low-fat and heart-health offerings. “Clients are often surprised that even weightloss meals can be delicious.” Special diets can also include low-salt, vegan, gluten-free, dialysis and cancer related concerns. There is nothing that My Chef Lara will not tackle. “Everyone can enjoy food and we are here to make sure that you can.”

Imagine coming home from work and in about 10 minutes, sitting down to dinner. Clean-up is simple, leaving the entire evening for quality family or personal time. Sounds good, doesn’t it. “Before starting My Chef Lara, Lara and I were the typical time-starved career people. We loved to cook, but were often too pooped after a day’s work to even want to cook,” Chef Norbert said.

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Realizing that there were others with the same problem, we decided to make a career change. After personal chef training offered by the Culinary Business Academy we started our business.

“Shopping and providing local food is very important to us. Our clients’ health and meal freshness is very important to us.” Says Chef Amy. “Supporting the local economy is key to helping everyone.”

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Most people think it is a luxury they can’t afford. But once they calculate the true costs of other dinner options, our service becomes very affordable. shops for the groceries and prepares the dishes either in the client’s home or at their commercial kitchen on delivery days. When finished, the entrees are packaged for storage with heating instructions. Clients come home to a clean kitchen and delicious homecooked meals waiting for them. My Chef Lara offers a free consultation and food-preference questionnaire to help prospective clients decide if a Personal Chef Service meets their needs. The cost of service varies depending on the type of service selected and will be determined at the interview. Some clients choose an every-two-week service, others choose a monthly service. My Chef Lara accommodates clients’ desires. “Tell me what foods and frequency you want, and we will provide it,” Chef Norbert says. Is a Personal Chef Service a luxury, or is it a necessity? Chef Lara responds, “Most people think it is a luxury they can’t afford. But once they calculate the true costs of other dinner options, our service becomes very affordable.” On the day of service, My Chef Lara

My Chef Lara has been serving clients for 5 years. All Chefs are members of the United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA), graduates of the Culinary Business Academy or attended Johnson and Wales and are dedicated to your culinary happiness.

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