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Finding Balance With Great Bones, Issue #001 -- teaser here
July 11, 2014

Welcome to the first ever edition of “Finding Balance with Great Bones” this will be our monthly e-zine. Here we plan to include information about what is new on the website, a healthy fun recipe, and Invitations to the monthly “Community Health Education Forum” . The forum is designed to be interactive with our guests. Each month we have a presenter from the health community that discusses subjects related to their area of expertise.

We invite you to join us


Exercise Corner!

I hate Squats!

I try and explain to all of my clients that doing leg exercises are some of the most important exercises you can do. Why? One reason is that the leg and gluteus muscles are the largest muscle group in the body, and if we can effectively increase their size and efficiency, they will have the greatest effect on your metabolism. But what if you despise doing squats? We have options!!! Lunges, step-ups, dead lifts, etc. And each of the before mentioned exercises have multiple variations so that we can keep them interesting. If you feel like you are doing the same exercises every week, talk to your trainer; tell them you’d like to mix it up. I guarantee you any trainer would love to show you some new exercises that will keep your body challenged and stimulated for muscle growth. The glutes are some of the most important muscles in the body. They are what allow us to stand upright. Keeping them strong can help with both leg and back pain. So don’t ignore them! Whether you are working with a trainer or by yourself, focus on the biggest muscle group for the biggest changes to your body.


CHICKEN-GINGER WRAPS

For a refreshing meal on a hot summer’s night, these wraps were quick and tasty and didn’t heat up the kitchen. A fruit salad would go well with this light dish.

2 Chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces

2 cloves garlic minced

2 cups shredded cabbage

1 cup shredded or finely chopped carrots (2 medium)

½ cup of chopped green onions (4)

¼ cup chopped unsalted dry-roasted peanuts

1 tsp. grated fresh ginger

1/3 cup Asian sauce (recipe below)

12 leaves Butterhead (Boston or Bibb) lettuce or any green leaf lettuce

Coat large skillet with oil spray and cook chicken and garlic over medium heat until chicken is cooked. Add chopped carrots and cook for two minutes. If carrots are grated, add them with cabbage, green onions and ginger and cook for one or two minutes until vegetables are wilted and thoroughly heated. Add peanuts and Asian sauce and stir until well mixed and hot . Remove from heat. Use about ¼ cup of the chicken mixture for each lettuce leaf, roll up and enjoy! Serves 4

Asian Sauce

1 Tblsp. Olive or sesame oil

2 Tblsp. Lime juice

2 Tblsp. Soy sauce

1/3 cup crushed pineapple *1 tsp. grated ginger

Combine ingredients and mix well.

*This teaspoon of ginger is optional because there is ginger in the chicken mixture. I like ginger and found it not too overwhelming, but if you aren’t crazy about ginger you might want to keep it out of the sauce.

Thanks for reading, see you again next month.


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