Monthly Archives: August 2012
It seems like Avocado’s are one of the latest food trends these days. Since the spring of 2010, there base been an almost 15% increase in avocado mentions on restaurant menus. This fruit (yes, I said fruit) is starting to gain popularity in the food world.
Avocados can be used in a wide variety of ways: on a sandwich as a replacement for mayo, sliced on a burger, sliced in a salad, and my personal favorite– in sushi.
Avocados are fairly inexpensive and do not take a lot of preparation work. When picking out an avocado at the grocery store, choose one with firm skin and no soft spots. You want it to be firm, but still yields to gentle pressure (aka, not to hard and not too soft). If you have bought one that is still a little hard, store it in a paper bag at room temperature, then it can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
Many people are intimidated by preparing an avocado. Trust me… it’s super easy! Check out the link above. And enjoy your avocados…. they are a great addition to almost ANY meal!
What’s your favorite avocado recipe?
Did you know…….Pilates was created by a man for a man???
Joseph Pilates was originally a bodybuilder, a gymnast and a diver. During World War I, Pilates began working with internment camps, where health conditions were not the greatest. Even still, he insisted on daily exercise to help keep up physical and mental well-being of the soldiers. However some of the injured soldiers were bedridden, but instead of leaving them out, he modified their beds to be able to provide them with resistant training exercises. These modified beds and his exercise routines laid the foundation for the current Reformer Machines & classes that the Wellness Center uses for their Specialty Group Exercise Classes
These Reformer Pilates classes are a resistance class that is meant to strengthen the body without adding bulk. By focusing on
alignment and the core muscles, it increases flexibility, mobility, balance, and body awareness, all of which are vital for physical performance regardless of gender. With Pilates you will learn to strengthen your spine and the deep abdominal muscles resulting in better posture. The top benefits people report from Pilates are becoming stronger, longer, and leaner!!
Registration for begins on August 20th and runs through September 3rd, 2012. Make sure you sign up now to reserve your spot in the class.
There are 3 different options for the 2nd Spring Session:
- Morning Reformer Pilates: Meets: Mondays & Wednesdays at 6:30 -7:15am (6 week option: Sept 4th – Oct 11th) – Cost: $75. for 6 weeks. Register Here
- Beginner Reformer Pilates: Meets: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5:30 – 6:30pm (6 week option: Sept 4th – Oct 11th) – Cost: $85 for 6 weeks. Register Here
- Advanced Reformer Pilates: Meets: Mondays & Wednesdays at 5:30 – 6:30pm (12 week option: Sept 5th –Nov 21st) – Cost: $149 for 12 weeks. Register Here
Please join us at the annual celebration for the Healthy UND Coalition on Friday, September 7th, from 12 noon to 1:00 pm in the Memorial Union Ballroom. We will celebrate the numerous health and wellness accomplishments achieved by the Coalition over the past year and highlight how you can play a part in enhancing the health and well-being of our campus community.
UND is a national leader in health and wellness as a result of collaborative efforts between committed and caring team players, such as you. We hope you will join Healthy UND members and other UND students, faculty, staff, and community members in marking important milestones and mapping out the future of health and wellness at UND. The relationship between academic success and health and wellness will be discussed at this meeting, as well as the announcement of the 2012 Dr. Boyd Healthy UND Champion Award Recipient.
A baked potato bar will be provided in honor of the upcoming Potato Bowl. Please R.S.V.P to the Health and Wellness Hub by email at UND.firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 701.777.2097 by Tuesday, September 4th. We look forward to having you join us on the 7th!
Good morning UND 2nd day of classes and I hope everyone is haveing a blast. We are looking at a great day-to-day a high of 80 with lots of sun.The weekend is going to be a nice one so get out and catch a movie, the movie of the week Lawless, this movie will be a great movie to watch on the big screen.