Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Time Is Running Out!

Your vote will determine who will be the winner of a $500 birthday party from Champs Rollerdrome! Cast your vote for your favorite pet photo between now and September 4.

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Win a chance to go on a Mega Quest!

Get ready for an underground adventure for the whole family. Enter this giveaway to win a family-pack of four tickets to Mega Quest in the Louisville Mega Cavern. Come enjoy the ONLY fully underground aerial ropes challenge course in the world! Mega Quest is one of only 20 courses of its kind in the U.S. Aerial ropes challenge courses are the hottest new extreme sport in Europe, where thousands of courses are located. There are 76 challenging elements to explore. Finally, there is an activity that the entire family can do, including grandparents!

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Let's Get Healthy this Month!

School is back in session, and life is busy! It is incredibly important to fuel your body with the proper nutrients, get plenty of sleep every night, and at least 30 minutes of exercise daily.

Most of the day is spent sitting at a desk. Your metabolism will slow down if you are not active. You can increase your metabolism by eating healthy, drinking plenty of water, and exercising. Start your day off right with a healthy breakfast You have been fasting all night. You need something to break that fast. Eating a breakfast that contains protein and complex carbs will help. Steel cut oats, eggs (white part of egg is more nutritious), and yogurt with berries are three examples of a healthy breakfast.

It is important to eat 6 small meals throughout the day to keep your metabolism high. The higher your metabolism, the easier for your body to utilize and burn off fat. Try to eat every couple of hours. Healthy snacks consist of carrots, apple slices, and almonds. Handful size portions. Dinner should be the smallest meal of the day. Fish, vegetables, veggie burgers, and whole wheat spaghetti are all great examples of a healthy dinner. Eat in moderation. Never feel stuffed, just satisfied.

A healthy, home-cooked meal is better than fast food. I am a trainer at Milestone Wellness Center, and many of my clients do not have time to cook throughout the week. Their busy schedules do not allow. I suggest to them to prepare meals on Sunday so it is easier on their families that coming week. Preparing a healthy salad on Sunday that can be eaten everyday throughout the week makes life easier and less stressful. Add almond slivers, low-fat dressing and veggies and you have a quick, healthy meal!

Exercise with your family everyday to help release stress, keep the body strong and the heart healthy. Hiking, walking in the park, and throwing frisbee are all fun ways to get outdoors and enjoy Fall. Try this fun “Fall Toss” activity every day in the month of September:

Fall Toss
Depending on the size of your family, create enough space to throw a frisbee. Toss the frisbee back and forth to each other and spell a “FALL” word as each toss is thrown. Your goal is to spell at least 5 “Fall” words. Example: S-E-P-T-E-M-B-E-R. If you mess up, its ok! Start again! The next day toss the frisbee and spell 6 words without dropping frisbee. The following day spell 7 and so on. By the end of September, you and your family will have spelled and tossed 30 “Fall” words. This is a great family bonding exercise that will help release stress and improve cardiovascular endurance.

Alison Cardoza, B.S. Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor at Baptist East Milestone Wellness Center.

Friday, August 28, 2015

What To Do This Weekend: Discover Your Superpower!

It's gearing up to be a "super" weekend in Louisville! Check out the superhero-themed events happening around town, as well as other fun family activities:
  • The 2nd Annual Oldham County Comic Con, or OC3, is taking place this Saturday at the Oldham County Public Library. Meet guest artists, play games, win costume contests and more at this family-friendly event.
  • Join the Global Game Changers this Sunday at the Muhammad Ali Center for the 2nd Annual "Discover Your Superpower Event." Local organizations will teach kids how to make a difference in the community and help them discover their own unique superpowers through the GGC's "Superpower Equation."
Read on for more super weekend fun!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Win a Unique (Underground!) Family Biking Experience

Are you ready to experience a one-of-a-kind Underground Bike Park? Enter this giveaway to win a family 4-pack of Mega Bike tickets from the Louisville Mega Cavern. Enjoy biking the more than 320,000 square feet, which includes more than 45 trails, Jump Lines, Pump Tracks, Dual Slalom, BMX, Cross Country and Single Track, and it's all inside the former limestone cavern 100 feet sub-surface! Enjoy the comfort of the 60-degree temperature year round while you ride. Come experience what the buzz is all about. You won’t believe what you see!

See Official Rules for details.

The lucky winner is Melissa Johnson!

Friday, August 21, 2015

What To Do This Weekend: Make Time to Climb!

The kids are back in school, but that doesn't mean the weekend fun has to end! Once the homework is complete, here are some things to check out this weekend:

  • Have an outdoor adventure inside at Louisville's new indoor climbing facility: ClimbNulu! The first visit includes orientation, climbing shoes, chalk and great fun to be had.
  • This Saturday, CONNECT at Bernheim is back! Now in its seventh year, CONNECT at Bernheim brings together art, science and nature to create one spectacular event. The night includes live music, hands-on activities for adults and families, and the CONNECTglow sculpture challenge.
What else is happening this weekend? Read on to find out!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Win a Party from Louisville Mega Cavern!

Have a little adventurer in your family? Louisville Mega Cavern is giving away a birthday party package featuring the Mega Quest Aerial Course.

You get 2 hours on the Mega Quest Aerial Course, pizza and unlimited drinks for 10 participants, plus 10 Mega Quest Invitations that you can mail to your guests. Bring your own cake and enjoy your celebration in a roped off area with tables for your group in the Mega Quest Space. (Additional participants are $26 per person.) There is no charge for others to come to watch who will not be participating in the Challenge Course. (Note: Participates must be five years old or older, and standing in place, each participant must be able to reach a height of 50 inches with an outstretched arm, in order to connect to each element.) Value of prize package: $260. Please call group sales to book your party today – 502-855-3581.

See Official Rules for details.

The lucky winner is Heather Lucid!

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