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If you live in an apartment or mobile home site in Kent and would like the Hero program to be scheduled where you live, please have an authorized representative from the complex contact us at 253-856-5030 or dhobbs@kentWA.gov.
Exercise of the Month: Push ups
PERFORMING THE BASIC Push up
Follow these steps to perform push ups
1. Start in a high plank position. Place hands firmly on the ground, directly under shoulders. Ground toes into the floor to stabilize your lower half. Brace core and flatten your back so your entire body is neutral and straight.
2. Begin to lower your body—keeping back flat and eyes focused about three feet in front of you until chest grazes floor. Your body should remain in a straight line from head to toe. Draw shoulder blades back and down, keeping elbows tucked close to your body (don't "T" your arms).
3. Keeping core engaged, exhale as you push back to starting position. That’s one! Repeat for 10 to 20 reps or as many as can be performed with good form.
December's foods of the month: Reduced fat Dairy products such as cheese, yogurt and milk and Nuts.
Reduced fat dairy products help build strong bones and teeth! They are a good source of calcium, protein, phosphorous, riboflavin, vitamin B12 and A. Who doesn't love a good cup of yogurt with some fresh fruit on top?
Nuts are a healthy, protein-filled snack. Throw some in a baggie with some dried fruits or raisins and toss them in your bag for later. Nuts are packed with vitamins such as folic acid, niacin and vitamins E and B-6 (All good stuff!). Also, the majority of fats in nuts are the good, unsaturated fats that help keep our bodies healthy.