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Today I want to give a shout out to all of the ladies because it’s National Women’s Health Week!
Now through Saturday, May 19th the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services is coordinating the 13th Annual Women’s Health Week, a wellness initiative promoting health and wellness in women everywhere.
Let’s be real, we are all busy. Sometimes too busy for our own good and even if we are aware of that, it still doesn’t stop us from that “go, go, go” mentality. (I will be the first to admit to doing this!)(Do you think my to-do lists are a bit overwhelming?)
But we all need to stop and make sure we put our health on the top of our to-do lists, even when nothing is wrong.
That’s what Women’s Health Week is here to do for us – remind us to think about our health and provide tips and events to help us work toward healthy living.
So in honor of Women’s Health Week, here are few tips to remember:
★ Get preventative screenings!
- Regular check-ups and tests for things like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, breast cancer, diabetes, colon cancer, and ovarian cancer are important!
★ Get your move on!
- I know it’s hard to find time to fit exercise in our busy schedules sometimes, but even just little bits of activity throughout the day help.
- Sneak in several 10 minute walks, tighten abs while you sit at your desk, take the stairs, or use hand weights while you’re on the phone.
★ Eat healthy!
- Keep basic supplies stocked so you can make a fast, healthy meal in minutes.
- When you buy veggies, chop/ prepare them all at once so you can easily throw them into recipes quickly.
- Whenever you can, double recipes and freeze in portion sizes for later meals.
- Check out my Pinterest page for healthy recipe ideas.
★ Pay attention to mental health, stress management, and sleep!
- We all need brain and body breaks. You’re body tells you when its exhausted – listen to it!
- Strive for that extra hour of sleep each night. Or if you can’t fit that in, at least take 30 minutes before bed to reflect and relax without technology to let your brain rest.
- If you are dealing with a problem, pick up the phone and call a fellow girlfriend, they give the best advice!
★ Avoid smoking, limit alcohol intake, and wear your seat belt!
- These are pretty simple tips, but they will be better for you in the long run.
If you would like to learn more about Women’s Health Week, you can attend an event in your local area!
For all my friends in #Indy: Don’t miss this event on Thursday!
We Serve Women’s Health Open House
Hosted by Sanford Brown College – Indianapolis
Date: 5/17/2012 Time: 10am to 2pm; 4pm to 7pm
Sanford College College
4030 Vincennes Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Description: Free Blood Pressure Checkups, Height and Weight Measurements, Body Fat Calculations, Blood Sugar Testing, Visioning Screening, Color Blindness Checks, and Cholesterol Testing.
This is a free event and is open to the general public.
For all my friends in Southern Indiana:
National Women’s Health Day Event
Hosted by Curves
Date: 5/17/2012 Time: 7 pm
Curves in Newburgh
8211 Bell Oaks Drive
Newburgh, IN 47630
Description: This is a Community Health Education Event. Health professionals will be speaking on Women’s Mental Health issues and Menopause issues. There will be a question & answer session afterwards, followed by door prizes and a healthy taster’s potluck.
This is a free event and is open to the general public.
If you would like to find out more information on the National Women’s Health Week, or look for an event in your area, visit their website at http://womenshealth.gov/whw/.
PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH ALL OF THE SPECIAL WOMEN IN YOUR LIFE!
Happy National Women’s Health Week! ♥
You might be asking yourself, what is she talking about?
Well, have you ever seen the Food Network show Iron Chef America? (Two chefs go head-to-head in an hour long competition where they have to create the best food dishes with a “Secret Ingredient” and the winner is chosen by a panel of judges.)
With this show as inspiration, Indiana Farm Bureau has partnered with celebrities, chefs, and farmers (ALL from the Indy area) to create an Iron Chef of their own…only they’re adding a little “Zest” and a little “Zing” to make it fun for everyone!
But the best part about this… YOU ARE INVITED!
Here’s the 411:
These two teams will go up against each other to create a dish that you can re-create at home! They will only have an hour to accomplish this goal before their dishes are places in front of the JUDGES. News Channel 13 WTHR’s Jennie Runevitch and the Indianapolis Colts’ Jacob Tamme will be the ones to taste their dishes and determine the winner. (I am totally jealous of their job—YUM!)
Wed. Feb. 22nd
5-7pm – Reception, 7-8:30pm Competition
450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-3269
Tickets are only $20 each and it goes to benefit Gleaners Food Bank and Ronald McDonald House.
This is an event that everyone can enjoy! Your $20 ticket includes two drink tickets of the best Indiana beer and wines, five food tickets for great food from Hoaglin Fine Catering, a SWAG BAG, and the cooking competition. That is a FANTASTIC value for your money… did I mention that the proceeds go to charity? In my opinion, this is a MUST-SEE event that you won’t want to miss.
Also, I am going to be covering the event as the #OfficialTweeter with LIVE updates so make sure to follow me on Twitter :@Chelsea_PA
I will be going backstage to talk to the competitors and posting quotes, pictures, videos, and inside info as the competition heats up! Be sure to look for and mention the hashtag #zestnzing to get this event trending. There has already been a lot of #TwitterChatter about it!
To get the #OfficalTweet’sstarted, check out my Twitter to find out how YOU could get a seat at the judges table! How awesome would that be? Getting to hang out with Jennie Runevitch and Jacob Tamme, NOT TO MENTION getting to taste all of the great food! You have to be at the event though so make sure to get your tickets before they run out.
Tickets can be purchased on the “Zest N Zing” website – CLICK HERE to register!
So, now that you’ve heard all about the latest SHOWDOWN in Indianapolis, you’re going to come right? You don’t want to miss this. It is going to be really fun and really funny with Smiley and Paul Poteet as team captains.
I will be very impressed if Smiley can count all of the WW points of the food ingredients!
So, since I personally invited each of you… I expect you to be there to support the teams, local agriculture, and me in my Twitter career.
Be sure to listen to WZPL, watch WTHR, and check back at @Chelsea_PA to get more updates as the event gets closer!
For Part II of my Summer Event Spotlight I am very excited to tell you guys about some unique events that will be happening in the first couple weeks after we get out of school!
Besides county fairs, festivals and races have been some of my favorite summer activities. You get to meet a lot of new people and experience some of Indiana’s traditions.
The first festival I wanted to highlight was the 500 Festival for the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race!
Each May the 500 Festival puts on events and programs that celebrate the success of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Some of these events include the Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day and Rookie Run, American Family Insurance Community Day, memorial service and IPL 500 Festival Parade.
The 500 Festival will take place Wed, May 4, 2011 to Sun, May 29, 2011, and will be held in Indianapolis and at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Admission to this event is FREE and it should be a very good time for you to take your friends or family.
The second festival I want to share with you is the All-American Country Hoedown.
I’ve never actually been to this event but it seems like a really fun time!
The All-American Country Hoedown will be held Thu, Jun 2, 2011 to Sun, Jun 5, 2011 in Campbellsburg, IN, in Washington County.
Some of their events include the Miss Country Girl Pageant, a Seniors Day Luncheon and Entertainment, the Classic Car Show, Talent Show, Habitat for Humanity 5K Walk/Run, and a Street Dance.
They also have tons of food to satisfy any craving! Some include a fish fry, pancake breakfast, chicken BBQ and ice cream social plus more mouth-watering treats to tempt your taste buds.
But wait, it doesn’t stop there… they also have craft booths, and antique tractor show, children’s and adult pedal tractor pulls, and a parade.
Admission to this is also FREE and the festival has been around for 17 years. It is definitely an Indiana tradition!
I can’t wait to check some of these fun events out! Have any of you attended either of these festivals? Or have any suggestions of other ones to go to? Feel free to leave a comment for me in the box below!
Wow, can you believe that it’s already “Dead Week”? I feel like this semester has flown by! As classes are winding down, students are starting to stress out about finals, but I wanted to give all of you a little ray of sunshine to look forward to once all the hard tests are over with.
In just two short weeks, we will be on SUMMER BREAK! This means free time, sunshine, and all sorts of fun events you can attend outside! This week, I am going to be writing a two part blog on several agricultural events you can look forward attending this summer.
So, for part one of my blog, I decided to talk about the familiar event that all of us Ag kids focus our whole summer’s around: FAIR! As a kid who grew up in a rural area, and participated in 4-H, it was a tradition to attend the 4-H fair every July.
Most people go to the fair for all of the great food, rides, and events in the arena, but there is a lot more to most county fairs than that. 4-H Fairs provide the opportunity for all the youth 4-H members to display their projects that they have been working on throughout the summer and get awarded for their achievements.
Also, fair-goers can pet live animals, see livestock shows, learn about agricultural crops and mechanics, and explore all that 4-H has to offer. Some of my favorite parts of participating in Fair was just getting to know people in my community and learning about aspects of agriculture that were unfamiliar to me at the time.
If you have never been to a 4-H County Fair, I really encourage you to go check out a few in your surrounding area.
Purdue is located in Tippecanoe County and the Tippecanoe County Fair will be taking place July 16- 22.
My home county is Warrick County and their fair will be July 11-16.
Finally, at the end of the summer, is the Indiana State Fair. This is the huge fair for the entire state where all of the Grand Champion projects go to compete against one another. This is a large event that has tons of exciting events such as contests, demonstrations, and the ever popular concerts!
The Indiana State Fair will take place in Indianapolis on August 5-21, 2011.
Check out their website and Facebook to see all of the fun events that take place during those weeks!
All of these events should be a really fun time, and as you can see, most fairs rotate on which weeks they are held on so people can go to more than one. Each county has a little something different that makes it unique so I encourage you to go to more than one.
I hope this little taste of fun has gotten you excited for summer, and don’t forget to check back tomorrow for Part II of my summer event spotlight!