JFKFFC Newsletter Week of 05-20-13

Group Exercise Class Changes:
Friday May 24 is the last 20/20 class for the summer – Class will resume after Labor Day.  
Thursday May 30: Lisa will instruct "Cardio Interval Training" in place of Rami’s "Zumba."

Summer Intern: Kayli Davis, a Senior at UMASS-Boston, majoring in Exercise Science will be interning at the JFKFFC this summer, starting at the end of May – end of August.  She is looking forward to meeting everyone and adding some health promotion and wellness to spice up our summertime! Welcome Kayli!

President’s Fitness Challenge: The JFKFFC is teaming up with the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. During the month of May, we
challenge you to include 30 minutes of physical activity every day. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that people:
    Aim for 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity each week. Moderate
activity includes things like walking fast, dancing, swimming, and raking leaves.
    Do muscle-strengthening activities – like lifting weights and using exercises bands
– at least 2 days a week.
If your agency or department is interested in participating in the President’s Challenge Adult Fitness Test contact us for details/arrangements: http://www.adultfitnesstest.org/

Get Your (Bike) Ride On: May is also National Bike Month May 13-17 is Bike to Work Week. GSA encourages bicycle commuting by providing bicycle racks, storage, locker rooms and showers in most of its facilities. Additionally, many "bike share" terminals are located on or very near federal property. Check out www.bikeleague.org for more information and safety tips for riding your bicycle for work, fun and exercise.

Bone Density Scan:  Employees can sign up for bone density screening, to be done on Thursday, June 6th. It will be part of our Fedstrive Health Awareness day, which will take place at the JFK building from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. that day (more info about the Health Fair later).The bone density screening will be done, using a heelscan. The ultrasound waves measure bone mineral density. Ultrasound is quick, painless, and does not use potentially harmful radiation like X-rays. There is a small fee of $5 for the bone density screening (non-refundable, unless equipment not available), to be paid when you sign up. There will be a list available in the Health Unit, and in JFKFFC. See staff for sign-up.

Excuse of the Week:  Why exercise, my distant relatives lived to be 100…

Song of the Week‘Who Wants To Live Forever’ Queen

Quotes of the Week: “If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.” Winnie the Pooh

Exercise of the Week: High Inverted Row

Sleep Tip of the Week: Sleep deprivation may mean you are less grateful

Resilience Tip of the Week: Short bouts of exercise boost self control

Nutrition Tip of the Week:  10 Healthy Ideas for a Lean Barbecue Season

Weight Management Tip of the Week:100 Ways to Fight Obesity: A New Freakonomics Radio
Podcast: http://www.freakonomics.com/2013/03/27/100-ways-to-fight-obesity-a-new-freakonomics-radio-podcast/

Article of the Week: Why we’re living longer

Study of the Week: 5,000 steps a day to avoid paying higher health insurance costs? When money talks, people walk: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-05/uomh-5sa050613.php
Steps per day for youth: a new set of recommendations

Site of the Week: I might live how long? The Stickers Experiment

Dr Bruce

JFKFFC Class Change for Thursday, May 16

Group Exercise Class Change for Thursday, May 16:

Zumba is cancelled and Lisa will teach "Cardio Interval Training."

Come on down and mobilize your fatty acids!



JFKFFC Yoga Class Cancelled Today

Sorry for the late notification – Yoga class is cancelled today, Thursday, May 9, 2013. JFKFFC MGT

JFKFFC Yoga Class Cancelation May 2, 2013

JFKFFC Yoga Class is cancelled for Thursday,  May 2, 2013