Start your weekend with a full-body workout. Spinergy is held at the Piedmont Park Community Center (1071 Piedmont Ave) from 8:30-9:30am. Parking is available at front lot (Willy's Mexican Restaurant) until 11am for those participating in class. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow! Tomorrow's focus..CORE! Saidah
Sweet Potato and Apple Kugel
Tomorrow is Yom Kippur and although I am not Jewish, I do believe that many of our religious traditions involving diet are rooted in good health. The recipe is great in that it offers seasonal foods, it's gluten-free, kosher, low sodium and all around healthy. Enjoy and get a "grate workout"! ;-)
INGREDIENTS (left column):
Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 2-quart baking dish
How many times have you not felt like working out...and didn't? Well studies now show that being physically active actually boosts your mood and can protect against depression. Rates of depression and suicide are increasing at alarming rates and although we might have some of the same pressures and stresses of yesterday, how we take care of ourselves today is different. Many times we can feel emotionally distraught which has a ripple effect causing us to become less active and eat unhealthy foods. This article is proof that sometimes it's just putting one foot in front of the other that can actually make you feel better. Many of us tend to do the reverse and wait to feel better before moving. Either way, we now have proof that exercise very well may protect against depression. Click to the article in full: How Exercise May Protect Against Depression
Fall is my second favorite food season and for many reasons. It can be difficult to transition from berries, peaches and all of the sweet tastes of summer but mother nature knows that and provides us with things that make it easier. An apple a day does keep the doctor away and for a variety of reasons from the pectin in the skin to the nutrients in the flesh. Pears and sweet potatoes are also in season and provide many health benefits while repairing much of the sun's summer damage. The cool thing about Fall vegetables that I absolutely love is that they can be prepared in a variety of ways that best suit your taste. So bake a pear, sauce an apple and souffle a sweet potato and enjoy all the health benefits that mother nature provides.