• ACOE Staff Picnic at Lake Chabot

Taste of the Season: Cherries!

  • by Debbie Jelincic, Community Outreach Specialist

    cherries

    The transition from spring into the long days of summer means that cherry season has arrived! Several varieties can be found in markets, such as Bing, Rainier, Burlat and Brooks. Did you know cherries help lower blood pressure? Being high in potassium and vitamin C, add some extra sweetness to your lunch, salad, pizza, and salsa. Cherries make for a simple and delicious dessert.

    • When selecting cherries, choose those that are firm, plump, and without blemishes. The color will be dark red or yellow-red. The darkest ones have the sweetest taste.
    • Cherries should be stored unwashed in the refrigerator to help protect their texture and flavor. Enjoy them within two to four days.
    • 10 Fun Facts about Sweet Cherries

Daily Energizer

  • Hello ACOE Wellness Companions!

    Did you know that cardio activity can boost creativity and productivity afterwards? Take a break from your desk to stretch and get moving with an afternoon energy boost! Join us at 2:45pm daily for a quick fitness break with an energizing video. Everyone is welcome!

    ACOE staff exercising

    Schedule

    Monday, break room 222
    Activity varies, can feature Zumba, Instant Recess, walking, dance fitness, Tae Bo, Tai Chi, and more!

    Tuesday, break room 222
    Activity varies, can feature Zumba, Instant Recess, walking, dance fitness, Tae Bo, Tai Chi, and more!

    Wednesday, break room 222
    Activity varies, can feature Zumba, Instant Recess, walking, dance fitness, Tae Bo, Tai Chi, and more!

    Thursday, break room 222
    Instant Recess – West African Dance

    Friday, 381
    Qigong

    What is Qi Gong?

    Energy Arts defines it as an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe. The second word, Gong, pronounced gung, means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy, it is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.

    Hope to see you there!

    Yours in wellness,

    Debbie