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Monday, August 31, 2015

September is National Yoga Month

#YogaMonth

This is designed to educate about the health benefits of yoga and to inspire a healthy lifestyle.
Get the Yoga Month Card for ONE WEEK FREE YOGA at a local yoga studio - For New Students Only!

http://www.yogahealthfoundation.org/oneweekfreeyoga

Global Mala Yoga for Peace - Worldwide Events Sept. 21-22, 2013
Global Mala Yoga for Peace is a series of event focused around 108 sun salutations and uniting the yoga community in support of International Peace Day. Global Mala celebrations will be held in many cities around the world. Organize your own Global Mala Yoga For Peace. Proceeds will benefit a local charity of your choice. Search for events using the yoga events search.
A Time for Yoga Celebrations Worldwide
A Time for Yoga Celebrations Worldwide Sept. 30, 2013
Yoga Month invites all yoga studios, teachers and students to unite on September 30 for a worldwide yoga practice. Be a part of the first annual Time for Yoga Global Community Practice by organizing a yoga practice in your own community. At 7 p.m. local time on September 30, yoga students of all experience levels are encouraged to practice yoga as an international observance and the culmination of Yoga Month. A one-hour yoga practice will be followed by savasana beginning at 8 p.m., and a 15 minute meditation for universal peace and well-being at 8:15 p.m


- See more at: http://www.yogahealthfoundation.org/yoga_search/featured_events#sthash.KskcAzI2.dpuf

Friday, August 28, 2015

Free Yoga

Sat 8/29

8:00 A.M. Goorus’ official Grand Opening - classes on 8/29 are free and open to the community. 15327 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades.
Grand Opening Celebration & Open House

9 am | Yoga for the Outdoor Enthusiast by REI

Yoga with REIREI Outdoor School is offering free yoga classes with their professional yoga instructors. Yoga helps you develop strength, balance, flexibility and concentration to improve your outdoor pursuits. (recurring)

All experience levels welcome, please bring your own yoga mat.
The Frog Spot, Los Angeles River Trail

REI Outdoor School | Class Info

Sun 8/30

8:45 am Lululemon Brentwood

Get there 10 min early to save a space, it gets crowded. (recurring)
11920 San Vicente Boulevard, 90049
http://www.lululemon.com/stores/us/los-angeles/brentwood                       

Ingrid
Health ambassador

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Funding for Sports

Let's Move#


DICK'S SPORTING GOODS SPORTS MATTER PROGRAM
Dick's Sporting Goods announced their new crowdfunding effort in partnership with DonorsChoose.org and are accepting proposals. While all youth sports teams are welcome to apply, this project is focused on school-based youth programming.
LISC/ESPN PILOT HOME COURT PROGRAM: A COMMUNITY BASKETBALL COURT PROGRAM
This collaboration between ESPN and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) provides non-profit, neighborhood-based organizations, middle schools and high schools with financing and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local basketball courts in selected markets.
Read more here.

Interested in more grant opportunities? Visit Up2Us Sports' Grants Opportunities page






Friday, August 21, 2015

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month 5K Run/Walk


 
Childhood Obesity 5K Run/Walk

Sat 9/12 at 3790 Wilshire Blvd
 

Join Let’s Move West L.A. Support First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign to fight against childhood obesity. Enjoy the scenery as you walk down Wilshire Blvd, closed off just for this event from Western to Park View St., and take part in the first nationwide public-health effort aimed at tackling the challenge of childhood obesity. Conquer the car-free streets of LA and donate to charity! $14/ person. Each registered runner will receive the 2015 Participant Kit complete with a custom race t-shirt, gold finisher's medal, race bib number w/timing chip!

 
RSVP at: http://letsmovewestla.ning.com

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Billion Mile Race


Billion Mile Race is a new initiative that’s bringing together school-based walking and running programs across the US and challenging them to collectively walk, jog, and run one billion miles.

The New Balance Foundation Billion Mile Race is run out of the nationwide ChildObesity180 initiative, and is challenging America’s schools to collectively walk and run one billion miles. The initiative aims to celebrate and connect schools where kids are walking and running and to accelerate development of new walking/running programs at schools that don’t already have them. Any type of walking/running program before, during, or after school qualifies (e.g., walking school buses, running clubs, walking clubs, fun runs, etc.).

Registration takes five minutes and is completely free. Register by August 21st to put 2014/15 miles on the board and jump out to an early lead!

www.BillionMileRace.org

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Kids Eat Right Month


August is Kids Eat Right Month

"Shop Smart, Cook Healthy, Eat Right"

As we approach the beginning of the school year, it is an excellent time to reinforce the importance of nutrition and physical activity for children of all ages. This campaign seeks to educate families, communities and policymakers about the importance of nutrition in promoting health.

Neighborhood and faith-based organizations are well-positioned to initiate and coordinate activities that encourage healthy living and well-being. Trusted leaders in communities and congregations can empower families and communities to make better choices to improve the health of our children. If you want to make a difference in your community, encourage your community leaders and groups to take action:
  • Invite a registered dietitian nutritionist to host nutrition education classes for your group or faith community.
  • Share Kids Eat Right Month™ handout with your organization and the community.
  • Announce Kids Eat Right Month™ in your newsletter or website.
  • Help ensure that kids in your community have access to nutritious meals when school is out by hosting a Summer Food Service Program, providing free meals to help low-income kids get the food they need to grow into healthy adults.
  • Host a weekly exercise activity for your community or congregation.
  • Follow Kids Eat Right on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and Google+.
http://www.eatright.org/resource/kidseatrightmonth/celebrate/get-involved/resources-for-community-leaders

Ingrid Cheng
Health Blogger

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Walk This Way



I love to walk and do it at least 3 times a day with my dog, Sparky. We walk for 15-30 minutes each time. Sometimes, we'd walk to the supermarket or the library. I am lucky that almost everything is within walking distance of my home. If only I could walk to work.

I make it fun by skipping, switching my pace, going sideways like a crab and even backward carefully. Sometimes, I'd see a hummingbird or a squirrel. I always stop to enjoy communing with these creatures. I plan to do a 5-K walk for charity.

Walking is a good way to exercise. Make time each day to walk. It helps me keep fit and energizes me.

Ingrid