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March 2013

Volume 7, Issue 3

Bowie High School Silver Stars Seeking Silver Star Alumni

In honor of James Bowie High School’s 25th anniversary, the Bowie High School Silver Stars would like to invite all former Silver Stars, managers, and escorts to their annual Spring Show to be held April 18-20. If you are a former team member, or have contact information for a former team member, please contact Peggy Rhea, Silver Star Booster Club, Alumni Liaison, at badgerhorn@gmail. com or 512-940-4794. We look forward to seeing you at the show!

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How to Stay Fit in Your Own Backyard The Shady Hollow neighborhood is known for its well-maintained homes, mature trees and building a sense of community through events such as the 4th of July parade and Easter Egg hunt. But did you know that it’s also the perfect place – just minutes from your front door – to stay healthy and be fit? Nestled within the community, on either side of Brodie Lane, are the convenient tools to help you reach your fitness goals. No matter if you’re just starting out or looking to revamp your current routine, take a minute to look around you and experience all Shady Hollow has to offer within the outdoor oasis we call home. Utilizing the track at Bailey Middle School is a great way to get in a walk or run after work or after dinner. Grab a neighbor to come along to hold you accountable for your workouts. In the warmer months, the neighborhood swimming pools make for a cool place to sneak in a workout. The endless roads and beautiful scenery in Shady Hollow are just right for your own walking or biking course. The tennis courts and basketball courts are available year round as well. Areas such as the Community Center Park, Capistrano Park, Slaughter Creek Trails, the playground at Baranoff or other pocket parks and trails make for an ideal location for you to get in some circuit training. As you frequent these locations to exercise, think back to your childhood and how you’d play outdoors for hours. As kids, we stayed active with games like tag or hide-and-go-seek. None of these games required fitness equipment. As adults we tend to forget how to run and play outside of a gym or how to stay active. Here are a few examples of exercises you can do while at one of the parks and without expensive exercise equipment: 1. Step-ups: Find a set of steps, retaining wall, picnic table or limestone block to step up on. Your height and fitness level will depend on the height of the steps and the reps. Alternate between your left and right feet. Start with 10 reps on each foot. Progress to 3 sets of 10 or find a higher step. 2. Pull ups or chin ups: Many parks have monkey bars or a jungle gym. Find a bar above your head that you can hang from without your feet touching the ground. You may have to bend your knees depending on the height. Use an overhand grip for a pull up and an underhand group for a chin up. As you pull yourself up, try to get your chin level with the bar. Slowly and in a controlled manner, lower yourself to the starting position. Do as many as you can with correct form. 3. Triceps dips: Find a picnic table, or ledge about waist high that can support your weight. With your back towards the table or ledge, place your hands on the edge. As you use your hands to support your weight, slowly move your feet away from the table. Dip your body by dropping your buttocks towards the ground. Dip down until your arms make a 90 degree angle. Then push back up with your arms until they are straight again. Start with 1 set of 10 and progress to 3 sets of 10. Copyright © 2013 Peel, Inc.

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IN THE SUMMER, outdoor water use can account for 50 to 80 percent of home water use. Texans must use their precious water resources more efficiently, or we will have longer, more frequent water shortages, especially during droughts and hot Texas summers. Much of the water used outdoors is wasted through inefficient landscape watering practices. By reducing the amount of water we waste, we will save money and protect the quality of life of future Texans. DESIGN A WATER-WISE LANDSCAPE, planting waterefficient, well-adapted, and/or native shrubs and trees. Choose plants that are drought tolerant (or at least have low water requirements) and heat tolerant and can survive the minimum winter temperatures in your local area. Native plants are also most resistant to diseases and pests. Put drought-tolerant groundcover instead of grass in areas that are narrow, small, sloping, odd-shaped, or close to pavement. Limit turf areas to those needed for practical uses. Bermuda, buffalo, and zoysia are drought-tolerant grasses. KEEP MONEY IN YOUR POCKET, using water-efficient landscape practices, such as proper mowing, mulching, and moderate fertilizing. Most water utilities charge higher rates during the summer or increase rates in increments based on use. Please reduce your outdoor water use by determining how much water your landscape needs to stay healthy and don’t use an excess when drought conditions exist. WCID 17 thanks you for your help in preserving Lake Travis. Remember; be mindful to CONSERVE WATER FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW.

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TENNIS TIPS By USPTA/PTR Master Professional Fernando Velasco

How to execute The Half Volley In previous newsletters, I offered tips on how to hit a forehand groundstroke, a two-handed backhand, one-handed backhand, forehand volley, the two handed backhand volley, and the serve. In this issue, I will give you instructions on how to execute the half volley, which is usually played between the base line and the net. The player is not close enough to the net to hit it on the air and/or does not have enough time to retrieve back to hit it on the top of the flight. The ball is usually hit right after it hits the ground. In these pictures student Camille Palafox demonstrates the proper form and technique. Photos by Charlie Palafox. Step 1: The Split step: When the player realizes that she will have to play the ball right after it hits the ground, the player will stop and take the split step by bouncing off her toes at the same time and let her body lean forward to react to the ball. Both hands are on the racket so it can react to either move to the left or to the right. Eyes are focused on the incoming ball. Step 2: The Back Swing: The secret of the half volley is to take the racket back early and have a short back swing. Also, it is critical to lay the wrist back slightly to allow for a good point of contact in front of the body. The player will then bend her knees and lunge forward to hit the ball as soon as it hits the ground. Notice the concentration of keeping her eye on the ball. Step 3: The Point of Contact: As soon as the ball starts to rise, the player will make the contact with the ball and will aim to go away from the net person. Her eyes are focused on the point of contact and the left hand is still close the body for better balance. The left knee is still bent and the left toe is pointing toward the point of contact. Step 4: The Finish: Once the ball leaves the racket, the left knee has now almost straightened up and the follow through is above the players’ head. This will allow the ball to go high over the net and will land deep toward the baseline. The opponent will have to back off to hit the next ball, or will also be forced to hit another half volley. The left hand is ready to hold the racket on the handle to anticipate the next shot, which probably will be the volley.


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Let ADC Keep You Moving It’s the start of running season in Central Texas. So, now is the time to take care of your feet. Because, when your feet hurt, everything hurts. The Austin Diagnostic Clinic podiatrists can help with aches and strains and more complicated foot issues. We’ll get you up, on your feet and doing what you love. Call 512-901-4065 for appointments.

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