Monthly archives of “December 2010

comments 2

Meals That Heal – Healthy Holiday Recipes – New Year’s Resolutions

This month, Chef Nicole Sandleban and Dietitian Marci Reed took recipe submissions and converted the traditional holiday recipes to make them healthier while including special cancer protective foods. They focused on using fresh, natural ingredients rather than the canned and artificially sweetened norm of holiday treats. Although the holidays are almost over, many of these recipes are healthy enough to try in the New Year. I plan to make them as part of my New Year’s resolution to eat more natural foods.  See the recipes below. Read More

comment 0

Holiday Bike Drive – Stop Childhood Obesity and Give Back

Lindsey, one of our Health Coaches, and over a thousand volunteers this past year had the opportunity to support the 15th Annual Holiday Bike Drive. She hosted the photo reception station at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in North Portland. The event was put on by The Community Cycling Center and was focused on giving 500 children from low income families their first bicycles, helmets and first hand safety education.   Read More

comment 0

Oregon and Washington Blogs – Food, Physical Activity and Events

Blogs build a sense of community. If you find blogs within areas that you are interested in, you end up feeling like you know the person writing the blog. My hope is that you will get comfortable with this blog and feel the same. As a way to better get to know me, I included a list below of my favorite blogs.

It is important to note that making this list wasn’t easy. I have decided that this will be a series in my favorite blogs. Part 1: Oregon and Washington Blogs -  Food, Physical Activity and Events. Check back later for Part 2!

If you have any other favorites, feel free to send a shout out below in the comments sections. So without further ado, here they are, in no particular order. Read More

comment 0

Winter Exercise Ideas – 25 Ways to Have Fun

The Northwest is great because there are so many healthy activities that go on rain or shine. This Sunday is the Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk to benefit The Arthritis Foundation. It will be a parade of participants dressed in holiday costumes each adorned with a holiday bell. I will be participating in this event along with a few other amazing ODS team members.

In the cold months, I understand that it is tempting to sit inside with little activity but this is a perfect opportunity to redefine exercise. Sure you could run on the treadmill or join a gym but there is so much more you can do! Look into your local activities, like the race I mentioned above, or check out these alternative ideas and let me know what you think. I had fun making the list! Read More