Health and Fitness

Fitness Fun in the Sun

Posted on Monday, June 24, 2013 by Robyn_Bookworm

Conditioning for Outdoor Fitness Now that the weather is starting to warm up, who wants to be stuck inside at the gym? Take your workout outside this summer with some fun ideas from these books. Conditioning for Outdoor Fitness Swimming for Exercise Bay Area Biking Walk A Hound, Lose A Pound The Parkour and Freerunning Handbook The Climber's Handbook . . . more »

Healthy Trail: A Fun Fitness Challenge to Explore Santa Clara County Parks

Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 by Health_and_Fitness

 Summer is here! You might be planning lots of fun activities for yourselves or for the whole family. Don’t forget to include the county parks on your list. Santa Clara County has twenty-eight regional parks comprised of about 45,000 acres of land. There are a variety of ways in which you can enjoy these beautiful parks with trails, lakes, streams and open space. You . . . more »

Potassium : What’s all the fuss about?

Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2013 by Health_and_Fitness

Body and minerals Potassium is a simple mineral, but it has a very important job: helping your heart beat. A hundred thousand times a day, potassium helps trigger your heart pump blood throughout your body. If you have high blood pressure, heart failure, or heart rhythm problems, getting enough potassium is especially important. And here’s some good news. Potassium and cholesterol aren't directly related, but eating a potassium-rich . . . more »

Surf's Up!

Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2013 by Health_and_Fitness

Most people tend to think of summertime as the best time of year to hit the beach and go surfing. Just listen to any Beach Boys song and your brain automatically conjures up mental images of suntanned bodies, bikinis and surfboards. As refreshing and fun as this may seem, it is not quite accurate. In reality, the bigger waves hit the shore during the winter . . . more »

Be Safe and Sunscreen Your Summer

Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2013 by Health_and_Fitness

As we move into the summer months, don’t forget to protect yourself. The sun can be warm and wonderful, but it can also be deadly. Sun exposure is the most preventable risk factor for all skin cancers, including melanoma. Get ready for a happy, healthy summer - have fun in the sun and decrease your risk of skin cancer. Here's how you can prevent skin . . . more »

Men’s Health: Watch your waistline

Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by Health_and_Fitness

It is a common phenomenon to see more women than men at the gym, hiking on trails and walking around the neighborhood. Women often times tend to pay more attention to weight control and personal health. An article on MedlinePlus points out that there are several factors working against men and urges men to pay more attention to their health. Some major factors include that . . . more »

Dancing for Fun and Fitness

Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 by Robyn_Bookworm

Bellydance, Fitness for Weight Loss Working out doesn't always have to be work. Dancing can be a fun way to burn some calories, increase your heart rate and have some fun too! Check out some of these dance dvd's for a variety of music styles. Bellydance, Fitness for Weight Loss DanceFit Cardio: Salsa Sizzler Island Girl Dance Fitness Workout for Beginners So You Think You Can Dance Get Fit The . . . more »

Bike to Work Day on May 9!

Posted on Friday, May 3, 2013 by Missgina

On Thursday, May 9th join hundreds of Bay Area residents biking to work or school for Bike to Work Day! For the first time, the Cupertino Library will set up an Energizer Station with fresh baked goods, refreshments, and tote bags filled with more goodies from our library and local sponsors (Pizza My Heart, Coffee Society, and Whole Foods). Stop by our station in Cali . . . more »

Dementia: basic knowledge

Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by Health_and_Fitness

Have you ever experienced walking into a room or opening a refrigerator but couldn't remember what you wanted to get. Or maybe you wanted to talk to someone but forget what you wanted to say. These situations happen quite frequently to everyone.....so don't not start to panic and think you have dementia. According to Dr. Frank Longo, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology . . . more »

Run for Your Life

Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 by Health_and_Fitness

Run your Butt Off! Run your Butt Off! Most of us grew up believing that running was fun. Whether it was during a game of “freeze tag” at recess or an afterschool pick-up game of basketball, running translated to enjoyment. But…..as the years go by and our bodies change, running seems to become more and more of a torturous task than an enjoyable experience. Whether it is due to . . . more »

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