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"Stay Home, Stay Safe!"

Delivering Fitness and Fun!

An exciting, high energy mobile fitness and nutrition program that can enhance school health fairs, multicultural events and more.

Get Healthy....Get Strong....Get Moving when Hero delivers Fitness and Fun.

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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: Cardio exercises for kids

Cardio is anything that raises your heart rate and makes you breathe heavy. To be honest any kind of exercise can be considered, Cardio." Whether it be walking, running, biking, swimming, jumping jacks it's all cardio as long as your heart rate increases. Doing cardio helps build your heart muscles as well as your other muscles. There's a lot of special equipment you can use to do cardio exercises in a gym like a stair stepper, spin bike, rowing machine, tread mill and an elliptical machine. But unfortunately gyms are closed right now, so what can you do?

Well, if you followed last months exercise and walked, this month jog. Maybe, do a combination of calisthenics like running in place, jumping jacks, squats and lunges all in a row. Whatever exercises it takes to get to your, "Target Heart Rate." Your target heart rate for getting a good work out depends on your age. Your can find a variety of heart rate calculators online to determine yours to reach your target. Just search, "Target Heart Rate Calculators," to find one.

Be sure to start the month slow if you're just starting and build up to your desired level. Make sure you stretch out good and warm up a little before any exercise, you don't want injury preventing you from your goal. Have a great month building your heart and remember to practice good social distancing habits if, "You're getting your cardio in, outdoors!"


May foods of the month: Eggs and Fresh Beans

Eggs:

May is National Egg Month! Let’s celebrate the healthy benefits of the delicious and nutritious egg! Eggs contain the highest quality of protein you can buy, plus many essential vitamins and minerals. Egg yolks are one of the few foods that naturally contain vitamin D. Try them scrambled, fried, boiled, or in a yummy omelet filled with colorful veggies!

View more information about eggs with some recipes and instructions on cooking them

Fresh Beans:

Fresh beans are classified into two categories: pod beans and shell beans. Green beans, a good source of fiber and vitamins C, K, and A, also are called snap or string beans, and are the most popular pod bean in the United States. You may not know it, but edamame and Lima beans are “fresh beans!” Both are packed with vitamins, protein, and fiber. Beans are a great way to add color, vitamins, minerals, and fiber to any meal, including salads and soups.

View more information about different types of fresh beans, recipes and nutritional information

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