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PacificSource Healthy Life Civil War Challenge

November 20th, 2013

Only a few days left to help us beat the Ducks.  It takes 3 minutes to sign up and commit to a healthy lifestyle change, and the benefits will last much longer.  Sign up here. The Challenge runs through Nov. 25th. UO and OSU are asking our communities to step up, make a pledge and benefit a local charity.    Improve your Health…Improve Your Community. By committing to take simple steps to improve your lifestyle, you can help your team – Ducks or Beavers - win the PacificSource Healthy Life Civil War Challenge while also helping to improve the overall health of your community. For every pledge to “Go Healthy” this Civil War, PacificSource will donate $1 to a charity of your choice. Charities include: ·         Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis ·         Morrison Child and Family Services (Portland) ·         Eugene Family YMCA ·         Healthy Beginnings (Central Oregon) Join the Challenge today!

Only a few days left to help us beat the Ducks.  It takes 3 minutes to sign up and commit to a healthy lifestyle change, and the benefits will last much longer.

Sign up here. The Challenge runs through Nov. 25th. UO and OSU are asking our communities to step up, make a pledge and benefit a local charity.

Improve your Health…Improve Your Community. By committing to take simple steps to improve your lifestyle, you can help your team – Ducks or Beavers - win the PacificSource Healthy Life Civil War Challenge while also helping to improve the overall health of your community.
For every pledge to “Go Healthy” this Civil War, PacificSource will donate $1 to a charity of your choice. Charities include:
·         Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis
·         Morrison Child and Family Services (Portland)
·         Eugene Family YMCA
·         Healthy Beginnings (Central Oregon)

Join the Challenge today!

 

Food for Thought: Beaver Believer Baked Sweet Potatoes

November 8th, 2013

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Beaver Believer Baked Sweet Potatoes | GridIron Chef Contest

Beaver Believer Baked Sweet Potatoes | GridIron Chef Contest

Ingredients
4 sweet potatoes
1 Tbs. Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1/2 cup shallot, minced
4 large cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1 pinch cinnamon
6 cups fresh kale, stems removed, cut into
strips
2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
2 cups black beans (drained and rinsed if using canned)
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Yields 8 serving (1/2 sweet potato per serving)

Prick potatoes with a fork and place on grill or in oven until soft, about 1 hour.Beaver Nutrition Facts | Believer Baked Sweet Potatoes | GridIron Chef Contest

Add EVOO to a skillet, heat on medium. Add shallot and garlic, sauté until translucent, about 3-5 minutes.

Reduce heat and add red pepper flakes, thyme, and cinnamon to mixture.

Add kale and let cook until slightly wilted but still bright green in color.

Add lemon juice, stir to incorporate.

Add Beans and heat through, salt and pepper to taste.

Once potatoes are baked, split down the middle and place topping inside.

Exercise Video Tip of the Week: Balance

November 8th, 2013


These balance exercises will help improve your balance and movements throughout your everyday life. Start integrating these actions and begin to notice the benefits as you move through your day.

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