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2014 Weekly Challenge #30: BAM (Back and Arms)

2014 Weekly Challenge #30:  BAM (Back and Arms)

It is tank top season, and nothing makes a tank top look better than toned arms and a strong back. This week's challenge will help you get both in just 5 minutes a day!

Here's the workout:
Single leg rows (20 each side)... Read More

Register NOW for 12th Annual Walt Gray Ride Aug 17!

Register NOW for 12th Annual Walt Gray Ride Aug 17!

Click HERE for details and to register!

When: Sunday, August 17, 2014, Registration: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m., Ending Event: 11:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Dozens of Sacramento-area nonprofits receive more than $1.4 million in grants

Dozens of Sacramento-area nonprofits receive more than $1.4 million in grants

Kaiser Permanente in Greater Sacramento announced today that it has awarded 55 grants totaling $1.4 million to local not-for-profit organizations, schools, and government entities that seek to improve access to medical care, support mental health services, reduce violence, and promote healthy eating and active living.

The Community Benefit grants – which range in individual amounts from $7,590 to $99,000 – are part of a longstanding practice for the region’s leading integrated health-care provider, which seeks to improve the health of the communities it serves in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer and El Dorado counties.

2014 Weekly Challenge #27: The Sensational Swimsuit Challenge!

2014 Weekly Challenge #27: The Sensational Swimsuit Challenge!

2014 Weekly Challenge #27: The Sensational Swimsuit Challenge!

 

Now that it is finally, officially, summer, who doesn't want to look better in a swimsuit? Just 5 minutes every morning is all it takes!

 

The Sensational Swimsuit Series:

30 Toe taps

Flip over for the swim (count to 30)

30 double pump bicycles

Super woman (hold for a count of 30)

 

Your Challenge: every morning, take 5 minutes to do the moves above. You'll be looking sensational in that swimsuit, and your body will love you for it!

 

Cooley Bill to Protect Youth Football Players

Cooley Bill to Protect Youth Football Players

Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2127 passed out of the State Senate on Thursday, June 19, with a bipartisan vote, and now awaits Governor Brown’s signature.

AB 2127 seeks to reduce brain injuries and concussions among California’s middle and high school football players by limiting “full-contact” practice time and by ensuring student-athletes who have suffered a brain injury do not return to the playing field too soon. Procedures for return-to-play will be developed by the California Interscholastic Federation, which oversees competitive high school sports for 1,540 California schools.

"Live With the Chef" at Arden Hills on Wednesday Evening!

"Live With the Chef" at Arden Hills on Wednesday Evening!

Summer just isn’t the same without mouth-watering tri-tip grilled to perfection.  Watch and learn while Wellness Chef Lothar Wakefield demonstrates different ways this California-favorite cut of beef makes it to our barbecues and dinner tables in tasty fashion during the next “Live With the Chef” cooking class at Arden Hills on Wednesday, 6/25, at 6 p.m.

This special monthly cooking class is focused on incorporating fresh ingredients designed for a healthy and well balanced diet. You're invited to join this ongoing adult cooking series - couples are welcome, too! Due to the popularity of this class, space is limited and reservations are required.

For reservations, please call (916) 292-5781 or visit http://www.ardenhills.net/home.php?display=dining

How We Source the Best Wild Alaska Salmon

How We Source the Best Wild Alaska Salmon

Elizabeth Smith

Wild-caught Alaska salmon is one of the best tastes of summer. Full of flavor and rich in omega-3s, wild salmon is a great choice for weekend barbecues with friends and quick weeknight meals. But with so many concerns about sourcing seafood these days, we often get asked about how we procure wild-caught Alaska salmon. I’m happy to explain.

How is wild Alaska salmon sourced at Whole Foods Market?

All of our salmon is responsibly sourced. Last month, Greenpeace ranked us #1 again in their annual ranking of seafood sustainability at US supermarkets, thanks in part to our dedicated port buyers selecting fish directly from the docks and our rigorous full traceability. In fact, we are proud to be the only national retailer with full traceability from the docks to our stores... Read More