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Spring Baking with Special Diets

Spring Baking with Special Diets

Megan Myers

Blueberry Coffee Cake

For me, spring entertaining means spring brunches. And spring brunches mean that I have to get my oven ready, because I love to get baking all the goodies that go with brunch. Not only do muffins have a place at the table, but so do biscuits, coffee cakes, and dessert cakes!

When you’re entertaining, it’s important to make sure every one of your guests has something yummy to eat. Here are my recommendations for special diet baking this spring!... Read More

Exercise: The new mommy mid-life crisis

Exercise: The new mommy mid-life crisis

As women approach the 40-year mark, instead of dreading that over-the-hill status moms are jumping on the fitness bandwagon and putting a new spin on "me time:" exercise for moms. Although fitness isn't only for moms over 40, being a mommy doesn't mean you have to let gravity have its way with your body. From CrossFit to running to the 30-Day Ab Challenge, is exercise the new mommy mid-life crisis?... Read More

Arden Hills Presents Wellness Seminar: "Lean Body Mass vs. Fat Mass"!

Arden Hills Presents Wellness Seminar: "Lean Body Mass vs. Fat Mass"!

Can you pinch an inch? 

Turns out, there’s a lot to discover about what type of weight you might be carrying around.  In fact, your weight and health depend on your body composition or lean body mass vs. fat mass. Basically, when you gain and/or lose weight, these can shift and not always for the better in either direction. 

You're invited to the next complimentary Wellness Education Seminar at Arden Hills on Wednesday, March 18 at 6 p.m.  Attendees will find out how best to tip the scale in favor of wellness! 

For more information about this helpful Wellness Education Seminar at Arden Hills, please call 916-482-6111 or visit http://ardenhills.me/calendar.php?display=FullCalendar&id=1424976965
 

Arden Hills Presents Wellness Seminar: "Active Stretching"!

Arden Hills Presents Wellness Seminar: "Active Stretching"!

We all know stretching before physical activity is important to prevent injury and maximize a workout, but exactly how we stretch is also important and can even help our posture!

Don’t miss the next “Wellness Education Seminar: Learn By Doing” at Arden Hills on Wednesday, March 11, from 6 to 7 p.m. with a special focus on active stretching. Come dressed to move around as Fitness Director Suzie Goodenough will show the group how to develop and build strength and stability through active stretching, roll and recovery, kinesiology and posture enhancement.  

For more information about this special Wellness Education Seminar at Arden Hills, please call 916-482-6111 or visit http://ardenhills.me/calendar.php?display=FullCalendar&id=1424974286
 

Free flu vaccinations for the community with Sacramento Kings star player Rudy Gay

Free flu vaccinations for the community with Sacramento Kings star player Rudy Gay

With influenza season still upon us, it’s not too late to protect yourself from catching the flu. So take a shot with the Kings.

 

Kaiser Permanente is teaming up with the Sacramento Kings to offer the best defense against the flu – vaccination – at a special event Tuesday, February 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. featuring small forward Rudy Gay, Slamson and the Sacramento Kings dancers. Kaiser Permanente doctors are the team physicians of the Sacramento Kings.

Free flu shots will be available to the community at Kaiser Permanente Point West Medical Offices, 1650 Response Road, Sacramento, 95815 (across Exposition Boulevard from Cal Expo). Gay will sign autographs for the first 150 fans from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Parking will be on-site and free.

Anyone in need of a flu shot is encouraged to attend the event, which is open to nonmembers and members of Kaiser Permanente.

Arden Hills Presents Wellness Seminar: "Back to Basics" 2/11!

Arden Hills Presents Wellness Seminar: "Back to Basics" 2/11!

Whether you’re trying to lose weight or get into great shape in time for spring, fitness basics like proper form, kinesiology and sound nutrition are tried and true. 

Don’t miss the next “Wellness Education Seminar: Back to Basics” at Arden Hills on Wednesday evening, February 11, when Fitness Director Suzie Goodenough and a talented team of professional fitness trainers provide helpful insight, instruction and fitness tips. 

For more information about this special Wellness Education Seminar at Arden Hills, please
call 916-482-6111 or visit http://ardenhills.me/calendar.phpdisplay=FullCalendar&id=1421688509

Nutritious remedies for heart health

Nutritious remedies for heart health

The beginning of the year is always a time for resolutions, and Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento physician Rajiv Misquitta, MD, has one for you that is very timely considering February is American Heart Month.

Adopt a plant-based diet—basically, be vegan.

That’s what Dr. Misquitta did six years ago after he had a heart attack followed by a five-way bypass surgery four months later. He was just 40 and in reasonably good health.

The Internal Medicine doctor was discouraged that medicine could not completely keep his health problems at bay, so he made what many people might consider a drastic move: He eliminated all meat, dairy, and added fat, such as olive oil and nuts, from his diet. That decision was based on research suggesting a healthy lifestyle can reverse heart disease. He hasn’t had any heart problems since starting his new diet.