1001 S. 74th St., Belleville, IL 62223
Happy Valentine's Day to All!!!
TOWELS ARE DISAPPEARING!!!!
Please help us with this effort to keep our towels at the Sports Center.
We are losing towels faster than we can replace them. If you have taken some home by mistake, please bring them back – no questions asked.
FOR THE HEART
Sunday, February 24
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
American Heart Association
Guests are welcome and their $10.00 guest fee will be donated to AHA. Don’t miss out on all the fun. Wear Red & Dance For A Cause!!!
The Sports Center will be open for all members to use on Zumbathon Sunday until 3:00 PM
FOR YOUR BODY & MIND
The benefits of working out are numerous.
Weight control, toning muscle, re-connecting with your body and being more aware of how you use it.
will Ithelp you to relax, quiet an active mind, connect you with your balance as well as guide you to being a body that moves with a common purpose.
Tai Chi is described as stillness in motion or a moving meditation. Everyone can do Tai Chi, so there is no limit to who can benefit from it.
Tai Chi is included in your membership at no additional cost, so come and try it out! It has been offered for more than ten years at BHSC. More information is posted on the small bulletin board across from the water fountains downstairs.
Wednesday 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Saturday 8:15 AM – 9:15 AM
YOURS OR MINE
With the changing of the midwest weather daily, please check that you are taking the correct jacket when you leave. Many of them look alike and can easily be mistaken
THE OTHER CARBOHYDRATE
Fiber is a complex carbohydrate but isn’t a fuel source, it has different and unique health benefits from other carbohydrates. It promotes optimal digestive and gut health. It also may reduce risks for obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases.
I will discuss two types of fiber-soluble and insoluble. There are other properties in fiber being studied with identified benefits. Research continues to identify more about how fiber functions in our body.
Insoluble fiber, often called roughage, can be found in whole grains, oatmeal, nuts, fruits and vegetables. It adds bulk and softens stools promoting regularity and preventing constipation. It’s “nature’s broom” by moving waste through the colon, and increasing the rate at which waste is removed.
Soluble fiber becomes a gel-like substance when combined with water. It helps reduce dietary cholesterol and fat absorption, helping lower blood cholesterol levels. It also helps control the amount of glucose in the blood stream, a benefit to those with insulin sensitivity. Soluble fiber slows the time food empties out of the stomach, giving a feeling of fullness, helping to maintain a healthy weight by not overeating. It can be found in seeds, dried beans and peas, apples, citrus fruits, bran.
The American Heart Association recommends 25-30 grams of fiber per day from food. On a food label, listed under “carbohydrate” is fiber in grams per serving. Read food labels and compare. This information can help you choose the right foods to meet your fiber needs.
For a healthy you, eat a variety of high fiber foods in your diet. Buy foods that contain whole grains. Try some of the newer whole grain foods found in our markets: whole farro, millet, quinoa, spelt, and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Please eat and exercise responsibly
Bernie Cook RDN, LDN
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NO JOINING FEE EVER
Tell your family and friends, we have dropped the joining fee.
PUSH AND RELEASE
The front and back doors are locked in the morning and evening for our members safety.
Press the button ONCE. DO NOT hold the button down. The door will be released momentarily.