Monday, September 12, 2011

Random Fitness Facts for Fun!

These fun fitness facts remind me of this scene from Jerry Maguire
Try and read them without hearing this little voice inside your head!

  1.  You would need to drink a quart of milk every day for three to four months to drink as much blood as your heart pumps in one hour.

2.  Your heart is about the size of your fist and weighs about as much as a softball.

3. In the course of a lifetime, the resting heart will have pumped enough blood to fill 13 supertankers.

4. The pink under your fingernails is the blood in your capillaries.

5. Your heart is the strongest muscle of your body and beats about 100,000 times in one day, in an average adult.

6. We need light in order to see.  Animals that live in deep caves or in the great depths of the ocean where there is no light are often blind or have no eyes at all.

7.  A person breathes 7 quarts of air every minute.

8. Almost half the human body's weight is made from one of three types of muscle tissue.

9.  The human nervous system can relay messages to the brain at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour.  Your brain receives 100 million nerve messages each second from your senses.

10.  In one day, some 4000 children and teenagers take up smoking.

11.  Underwater swimming is the only time you should hold your breathe while exercising.

12.  Your brain weight about 3 pounds, is a pinkish gray color and is about the size of a cauliflower.

13. Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.

14.  The three bones of the middle ear are so small all three could easily fit on your thumbnail.

15. If all 600 muscles in your body pulled in one direction, you could lift 25 tons.

16.  If the 300,000,000 tiny air sacs (alveoli) in your lungs could be laid out flat, they would cover a home swimming pool.

17. Tongue prints are as unique as fingerprints.

18. If you weight 100 pounds on earth, you will weigh about 264 pounds on Jupiter.

19.  There are 206 bones in the human body.  One fourth of them are in your feet.

20.  The human body has 45 miles of nerves.

Monday, September 5, 2011

San Manuel donates funds to Corona non-profit for childhood fitness program.

Contact:  Annie Bradberry                                                                                               
Director of Development                                                                                                                                  
The 100 Mile Club®                                                                                                                                
Phone: 951-340-2290                                                                                                                                   

The 100 Mile Club®, a Corona-based non-profit organization focused on physical fitness and life skills for children, recently received a grant from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.  

The organization was among other local non-profits to receive grants from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians charitable giving program which supports organizations that provide services in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties with the focus to improve quality of life for adults, children and families. San Manuel has contributed more than $50 million to charities since 2001. Through partnerships with charitable organizations and community groups San Manuel honors the ancestral Serrano value of sharing resources with others. 

The San Manuel grant awarded to The 100 Mile Club® will fund 1,000
Inland Empire children this new school year.

Realizing physical activity provides significant benefits to the health status of our kids and our community, The 100 Mile Club® created a simple, innovative, sustainable answer to the current health crisis of inactivity in our youth. The program runs the length of the school year and has an incentive program that adds excitement while teaching children how to become responsible and accountable for their own success. 

With San Manuel’s support we are winning the battle on childhood obesity and inactivity one child, one school, and one community at a time” said Kara Lubin, founder of the Corona-Norco based organization.

About the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
The San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians is a federally recognized American Indian tribe located near the city of Highland, Calif. The Serrano Indians are the indigenous people of the San Bernardino highlands, passes, valleys and mountains who share a common language and culture. The San Manuel reservation was established in 1891 and recognized as a sovereign nation with the right of self-government. Since time immemorial, the San Manuel tribal community has endured change and hardship. Amidst these challenges the tribe continued to maintain its unique form of governance. Like other governments it seeks to provide a better quality of life for its citizens by building infrastructure, maintaining civil services and promoting social, economic and cultural development. Today San Manuel tribal government oversees many governmental units including the departments of fire, public safety, education and environment.

About The 100 Mile Club® 
Inspired by the 1992 Summer Olympics, special education teacher Kara Lubin used the universal dream of becoming a gold medalist to inspire her hard-to-motivate students. That year, The 100 Mile Club was born from a simple idea -- run 100 miles within the school year and earn a gold medal. The 100 Mile Club teaches children how to exercise safely, instill fun and healthy habits that will last a lifetime. Physical activity is important to children’s health and learning. For children, physical activity is linked to improved readiness to learn, better educational outcomes, and improved health.

For more information about The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, contact the Office of Public Affairs at 909-864-8933. To contact The 100 Mile Club® call 951-340-2290.

On the Right Path: Corona-Norco Makes Strides Toward Healthier School Lunches

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 represents a major step forward in our nation’s effort to provide all children with healthy food in schools. Increasingly schools are playing a central role in children’s health. Over 31 million children receive meals through the school lunch program and many children receive most, if not all, of their meals at school.
This month, guest blogger Betsy Adams, CNUSD Child Nutrition Coordinator shares the ongoing efforts of Corona-Norco Unified School District to provide healthier, more nutritious, and enjoyable school meals:
September, 2011. School meals provide students well-balanced, healthy meals that are required to meet science-based, federal nutrition standards.
We must not only provide our students with healthy food but with food they will enjoy.
With passage of the 2010 Healthy‐Hunger Free Kids Act, major changes have transformed school lunch guidelines to help combat the growing problem of childhood obesity. 

The new recipe for success to building a healthier plate:
  • Eat the right amount of calories
  • Vary your veggies
  • Focus on fruit
  • Make half of your grains whole
  • Consume calcium rich foods
  • Go lean with your protein
  • Drink water
At the school lunch table this year, more variety of fruits and vegetables are being offered along with whole grains, low‐fat dairy products and meals with less fat, sugar and sodium.
Corona‐Norco’s cafeteria is serving fresh broccoli, zucchini, carrots, cucumber, spinach, cabbage and seasonal fruits. Baked Sweet potato Fries are being served and your student’s hamburger and chicken sandwich are on a whole wheat bun.

School lunches continue to provide 1/3 of the Recommended Dietary Allowances for protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, calcium and calories. These dietary guidelines are the best science‐based advice on how to eat for health. 
  •  Menus have no more than 30 percent calories from fat and less that 10 percent from saturated fat.  
  • Portion control is the standard followed, super-sizing is not an option.
School lunch customers are being served nutritious foods they like to eat which will help them grow, learn and succeed. 

We invite you to choose to eat a healthy plate with Child Nutrition Services in CNUSD. 

CNUSD Menu.  Through December 2011.