Fit Together in Action August News
Breakfast- start the day off right
With school about to start in a few weeks I thought I would share the importance of starting the day off with a healthy breakfast choice. I know it is hard when people are busy but breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast breaks the overnight fasting period and replenishes your supply of glucose to boost your energy levels and alertness while also providing essential nutrients required for your good health.
Here are some great ideas for foods to eat in the morning.
- Eggs are undeniably healthy and delicious packed with protein
- Greek yogurt is creamy and very nourishing full of protein and healthy gut probiotics
- Oatmeal is great you can add chia seeds and berries to it as well, boosting its fiber content
- Nuts are tasty, satisfying and can be added to cereals or yogurt or eaten plain
Try and remember that a well-balanced breakfast will give you that energy and prevent you from eating too much during the rest of the day.
For more information about 5210, please contact Jessica Stewart, Fit Together 5210 Youth and Families Coordinator at (860)806-1825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sue Grossman Still Water Greenway Linear Fitness Equipment
Fit Together is excited to announce the availability of new linear fitness equipment along the Sue Grossman Still River Greenway in Torrington.
Fit Together - has teamed up with Torrington Parks and Recreation to install six pieces of fitness equipment along the trail starting just after Harris Drive and ending before Pinewoods Road. Funding for the linear fitness equipment came from Fit Together and the Sue Grossman Still River Greenway Fund at the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation.
“Our goal is to provide all our community members from kids, families to older adults easy, inexpensive opportunities to get more movement into their lives” said Fit Together Executive Director Carla Angevine. “The Sue Grossman greenway is one of the busiest greenways in CT and a perfect spot for linear fitness equipment.”
Carla Angevine; Fit Together Executive Director, Brian Mattiello Regional VP for Strategy and Community DEvelopment Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Jessica Stewart; Fit Together Coordinator, Greg Brisco; CEO Northwestern YMCA
“We are so excited to provide permanent fitness equipment available to the entire community on the Sue Grossman Greenway,” said Greg Brisco, Northwest CT YMCA CEO. “It’s our wish that these stations will be regularly used during the warm weather months as a part of a growing number of health focused residents. We hope to expand into Winsted in the years to come.
Healthy Habits Photo Contest
Fit Together contest continues! Winners are chosen for the best healthy habits shot plus the most votes. We have awarded six weekly $25 gift card winners and one monthly winner.Join in on the fun, go to the Photo contest site and enter your pic! Enter here: PHOTO CONTEST
Worksite Wellness- Organize your desk
Declutter your desk to boost your physical and mental feelings of wellness.
Focus on easy and accessible storage solutions and remember, as Marie Kondō says in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, “Clutter is caused by a failure to return things to where they belong. Therefore, storage should reduce the effort needed to put things away, not the effort needed to get them out.”
Oat-Banana Breakfast Cookies
3 bananas, peeled
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups rolled oats (gluten-free, if needed)
1 tablespoon golden flaxmeal
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup mini chocolate chips
Before you begin: Wash your hands.
1. Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C).
2. Place bananas in a medium bowl and mash well. Add remaining ingredients to mashed banana; stir well.
3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Press 2 tablespoons mixture into a 2 ½-inch cookie cutter. Remove cutter to create a round shape. Repeat with remaining mixture.
4. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until cookies are golden and set. Allow to cool before serving.
Nutrition Information Serving size: 1 cookie
Serves 14 Calories: 112, Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 0g; Sodium: 84mg; Total Carbohydrate: 15g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Protein: 2g; Potassium 147mg; Phosphorus 59mg.
Source: Kids Eat Right Recipe