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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Walk to School Day

It's Walk to School Day on 10/7

School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October. Today, thousands of schools across America participate.

Avoid traffic, bike or walk if you live close to your school. I wish I live near my work so I can walk there.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Women's Health Expo

Friday 10/2
Pasadena Civic Center

This free event brings together thousands of women, families, community-based health organizations, medical professionals, and beauty and wellness experts for a day of education.

Check out the vendors, health screenings, special speakers, a fashion show and workshops conducted by doctors and health experts in areas related to the health of women and men.

I am interested in 9;30 am workshop by
Jayme Hirashiki: The Most Important But Forgotten Health and Beauty Secrets For Women
Explore the steps to Turn Back the Aging Clock and the truth about improving your health, fasting, feasting and losing unwanted inches. Free natural energy powder designed for women will be given to workshop attendees.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Free Exercise Classes

San Fernando Valley Recreation Park
208 Park Ave. San Fernando, CA 91340 -

Adult Program:
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8:15 - 9:15am.

Senior Program (low impact):
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 8:15 - 9:15am.

California State University, Los Angeles -
Obregon Park
4021 E. First Street Los angeles, Ca 90063

Monday and Wednesday - 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Friday - 9 am -10 am

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Healthy Communities within REACH

Register for the Healthy Communities within REACH: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Demo Briefing. This event will highlight replicable and scalable policy, systems, and environmental change strategies to reduce obesity and hypertension and decrease health disparities in underserved communities. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with approximately 150 health advocates from multiple disciplines and community sectors across Los Angeles County such as community-based organizations, public health administrators, academics, city planners, elected representatives, funders and stakeholders representing South Los Angeles and other disadvantaged communities.
Keynote Speaker: Rishi Manchanda, M.D., MPH, Chief Medical Officer of The Wonderful Company and President of HealthBegins
WHEN:Friday, September 25, 2015 (8:30 am – 1:00 pm). Registration and continental breakfast will start at 8:30 am. Lunch will also be served.
WHERE:Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC
3540 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Parking is free for all attendees.

SPACE IS LIMITED: Register for this free event at

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

I Love Go Greek Yogurt

My own version of yogurt breakfast

I was in Beverly Hills on Monday and found the best frozen yogurt in L.A. I had the honey flavored yogurt and fell in love. I can't wait until Go Greek Yogurt open a store in West L.A, maybe on Sawtelle (food street).

I love that they believe in a healthy lifestyle

Eat Smaller Meals - Over eating breaks down the system requiring your internal machine to work much harder causing many of the ailments Americans endure. LESS is MORE!

Drink water: Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Most cravings and feelings of hunger are actually dehydration.

Breathe deeply: A proper breath should start from the depth of your stomach, not your chest. (I practice deep breathing in yoga).

Move around: Any movement you can make during the day is beneficial to your well being. (I walk every day and do 15-20 min of yoga in the morning).

* Focus on the positive and be grateful for everything you have and ENJOY life!

Ingrid Cheng

Friday, September 11, 2015

New Workouts

I tried YogaFit Strength with free weights in a heated room. We also did lots of squats. My thighs were sore 1-2 days after.

"YogaFit is a leader in Conscious Business and supports a variety of nonprofits and community service initiatives. YogaFit (“Yoga for the Fitness Industry”™) was developed in 1994 by Beth Shaw. She created her own style that combined fitness moves such as push-ups, sit-ups and squats with traditional yoga postures linked together in a flowing format."

I also tried Orangetheory, the workout is based on heart rate. I started at the rowing machine, interspersed with core and squats (holding a medicine ball) then went on to do weights 8-10 lbs (biceps, triceps, etc). I finished with the treadmill, starting out at a walk, then upping the speed and incline. I did not push myself because I was still sore from my YogaFit workout.

"Backed by the science of post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), its heart-rate monitored training is designed to keep heart rates in a target zone that stimulates metabolism and increases energy. The result is the Orange Effect – more energy, visible toning and extra calorie burn for up to 36 hours after your workout!"
I did not notice having more energy after my workout.

Ingrid Cheng

Childhood Obesity Awareness Event

Sunday 9/20