BC NEWS LIST
Summer is here and the temperature can rise fast and so can the humidity. This is the time to take extra precautions to avoid the dangers of heat exhaustion, stroke, and sunburn.
A large number of people who get migraines have experienced ones that were triggered by something in their environment. Read on to find out the most common triggers.
Join Ken Hanke, film critic and author of Tim Burton: An Unauthorized Biography as he shares his enthusiasm for the genius of screenwriter, producer and director Tim Burton by showing a series of films from his amazing career.
To keep your plants and shrubs looking good, don't forget these garden chores for July!
Even the best designed flower beds will lose their beauty without some regular care. Read on for some of the summer maintenance steps to consider.
Congratulations to Jodie L. Kelly of Swannanoa for the pictures of her dog, Little Dog.
Congratulations to Brenda Burgin of Asheville for her Cabbage and Onion Salad recipe!
Did You Know?
Healthy Tip - Get Back on Track!!
The year is half over and how many of us have lost track of our New Year’s Resolutions to eat healthier and exercise more? Most of us have put some of our well intentioned New Year Resolutions on the back burner as our busy schedules have gotten the best of us. Now is the time to look again at those resolutions and start moving in the right direction again. Get back on Track…not next week, next month or next year but right now!! Take heart. There are still six months in 2006 to continue making progress in working toward your goals. Try some of these tips:
Try these tips and remember the Strongest Desire Wins Out!! Make your strongest desire be a healthier you! Visit www.healthybuncombe.org for more ideas on how to get back on track toward Eating Smart Moving More.
Reduce the Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Reduce the Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Studies have shown that if you eat foods rich in vitamin E and C, beta carotene and zinc you can reduce your risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The study sited in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that those who ate the most of these nutrients were 35% less likely to develop AMD which is a leading cause of blindness in older adults, than those who ate less-than-average amounts of these nutrients. They were followed over an eight year time period.
The researchers also concluded that it was more important to get the nutrients from foods rather than supplements. Foods rich in vitamin E are nuts, seeds, vegetable oils, broccoli and whole grains. Foods with zinc are meat, fish, dairy products and whole grains. Beta carotene is found in carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, and cantaloupes. Some of the best sources of vitamin C are citrus fruits, peppers, broccoli and potatoes.
Source: University of California, Berkeley Wellness Newsletter, April 2006
New Foster Program at Asheville Humane Society
We are looking for a few good homes, foster homes that is, to be part of an exciting new program at AHS. Become a Pet Partner by fostering an AHS dog and taking it to at least one community adoption event each month (arranged by AHS).
Help us help even more wonderful animals find forever homes! Please contact Guinn Friedman, Assistant Shelter Manager, at 253-6807 if you are interested in participating in this program.
Sign Up Now for Second Session of Swim Lessons!
Buncombe County Parks & Recreation Services will offer the last session of swim lessons this summer.
The cost is $25 per person per session. A $2.00 discount will be offered for families that have two or more family members enrolled. You must register and pay at the pool at which you will be attending.
For more information, call Teri Gentile at 684-5072.