Interesting and valuable fitness, health & wellness factoids:
According to a recent ACSM study, it was determined that salsa dancing raised a participant's heart rate to a sufficient intensity to cardiovascular improvement. Dancing salsa in a nightclub was especially intense. So dance the night away - it can serve as your aerobic activity! Several types of dance are also great for working the abdominal muscles.
According to a recent Wake Forest University School of Medicine study, farm raised tilapia may be detrimental for one's health, especially for those with heart disease, asthma, and arthritis. Tilapia was found to have a high level of inflammatory Omega-6 fatty acids, and low levels of healthy Omega-3's. In fact, the inflammatory potential of farm raised tilapia was found to be greater than that of doughnuts, bacon, and 80% lean ground beef. The reason: farm raised tilapia is generally corn fed.
Caffeine, in several studies, has been shown to improve endurance and lessen muscle pain during intense workouts.
Quick Question of the Day!
The triceps muscle is located on the back of the upper arm. Which of the following exercises does not work the triceps muscle?
(b) Overhead serve in tennis
(e) Lying down arm extensions
Answer will be in Monday's Apple a Day.
Featured Event - Geneva Green Market!
Spend a day at the Geneva Green Market, a local and sustainable farmer's market in the western suburb of Geneva, about 30 minutes west of Oak Brook. The Geneva Green Market is modeled after the Chicago Green Market in the city, and is dedicated to providing locally grown and sustainably produced, minimally processed (or organic) produce, meat, dairy, and other products.
The Geneva Green Market also features various sponsored "green food" events in the local surrounding area. Check out their website below for a list of featured foods each week as well as upcoming events.
Farmers Markets in the Western Suburbs
It seems like forever since last season, but it's finally the time for our local Farmer's Markets. There's nothing better than picking out fresh produce straight from the people who have cultivated it for you. Here's a helpful list of Farmer's Markets in the area by day! Make sure to check out their websites as they may feature unique products and information about special events. Enjoy!
Mondays - Hinsdale - Burlington Park 7am - 1pm
Tuesdays - Lombard - St. Charles Road & Elizabeth Road 8am - 1pm
Wednesdays - Elmhurst - York & Vallette Street 7am-1pm
Thursdays - LaGrange - 53 S. LaGrange Rd 7:30am - 1pm
Fridays - Glen Ellyn - 400 Main Street 8am - 1pm
Saturdays - Wheaton French Market at Main & Liberty St.
8am - 2pm www.bensidoun-usa.com/index%20eng1.html
Saturdays - Lisle French Market - 925 Burlington 9am - 1pm
Saturdays - Oak Park at Lake and Elmwood Avenues
7am - 1pm http://www.oak-park.us/farmersmarket/index.html
Sundays - Villa Park French Market at Park & Ardmore 8am - 1pm