HEALTHY GAME DAY SNACKS SURE TO BE FAN FAVORITES
The weather is warming up, and our bodies are craving some vitamin D. The sunshine boosts our adrenaline and motivates us to get moving outdoors. Walking, jogging, hiking, and biking are all great ways to experience the warmer weather and take in different scenery. It is time to put your cell phone down, step outside of your office walls, and explore nature. Take a walk in your neighborhood with friends or family. Release endorphins and stress.
Fiber is one of the least eaten and understood nutrients. Most people know about how fiber helps the digestive system but few know about how it helps with heart disease, cholesterol, and weight loss. It is estimated that Americans only get about 15 grams of fiber per day even though the recommendations for women are 21-25 grams and men 30-38 grams. There are two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble. Each one has its own share of benefits.
It's that time again... time to make our New Year's Resolutions. While many people may say they are over-rated, New Year's resolutions can help you set your intentions and goals for the upcoming season. They may be big lofty goals, or they may be small changes, but either way goal setting is essential for improving any aspect of your life.
Water’s Role in Your Body
- Water makes up 75% of the body and 85% of the brain.
- Water is necessary for the body to digest, transport, and absorb the nutrients in food.
- Water is required for breathing and for proper functioning of the cardiovascular system.
- Water is the main component of sweat. When sweat evaporates from the skin it takes with it some of the body’s heat; thus, it serves as an important regulator of body temperature.
How Much Water Do I Need?
Bet you already know this one- at least 64 ounces of water daily for optimal hydration!
Meet Milestone member Kim Amico. In January of 2022 she decided to set a big goal for herself and set out to accomplish it. She competed in the 2022 90 Day Physique Transformation Challenge! With the guidance of Milestone trainer Kenny Hodges she put in the hard work and completely transformed her body. We are so excited to share that she WON 1st PLACE in the Female Over 50 Category of the competition. Kim recently shared her story with us & we knew we had to share it with you all.
Read below about Kim's fitness journey and the obstacles she overcame:
Mental health is more important than ever. Research shows that there is approximately a 20% to 30% lower risk of depression for adults participating in daily physical activity. Denise Ervin, a Milestone Member since June 10, 2020, came to us with a dream to share how the community here at Milestone helped her overcome her mental health struggles!
Try this new take on chicken salad. Perfect for the warm summer weather approaching. This sweet but salty take on chicken salad is an instant crowd-pleaser. Scoop some onto a bed of spinach for an easy lunch or spread it on a soft croissant for an on-the-go meal. Regardless of how you eat it, we know you'll love it! Shout-out to our Center Café Director, Chef Teresa, for this fantastic recipe!
Pilates reformer training is a wonderful balance to your regular strength training routine. It’s low-impact and easy on the joints.
Pilates reformer is a unique machine with different attachments and equipment that uses spring tension for resistance. There are a variety of exercises on the reformer at the essential, intermediate, and advanced levels. Each exercise is catered to YOUR body and YOUR postural needs.