Go! Fitness: Pumpkin seeds contain a good quality protein and studies suggest that the Medite…

Pumpkin seeds contain a good quality protein and studies suggest that the Mediterranean diet, liberal in monounsaturated fatty acids, helps to prevent coronary artery disease and strokes by favoring healthy blood lipid profile. The seeds are also an excellent source of amino acids tryptophan and glutamate. Tryptophan is converted into serotonin and niacin. Serotonin is a beneficial neuro-chemical often labeled as nature's sleeping pill.


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The Lincolnshire Club: Still looking for two more players to join the red team! Contact Andrea Harvey i…

Still looking for two more players to join the red team! Contact Andrea Harvey if you are interested

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North Chicago Junior Team Tennis League

Meet the first 4 teams for the North Chicago Junior Team Tennis League! Let the competition begin
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Go! Fitness: Studies show that peanuts contain high concentrations of poly-phenolic antioxida…

Studies show that peanuts contain high concentrations of poly-phenolic antioxidants, primarily p-coumaric acid. This compound has been thought to reduce the risk of stomach cancer by limiting the formation of carcinogenic nitrosamines in the stomach. Peanuts are also an excellent source of resveratrol, another polyphenolic antioxidant. Resveratrol has been found to have protective function against cancers, heart disease, degenerative nerve disease, Alzheimer's disease, and viral or fungal infections.
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Go! Fitness: Abdominal breathing is also known as diaphragmatic breathing. The diaphragm is t…

Abdominal breathing is also known as diaphragmatic breathing. The diaphragm is the large muscle located between the chest and the abdomen. When it contracts it is forced downward causing the abdomen to expand. This causes a negative pressure within the chest forcing air into the lungs. The negative pressure also pulls blood into the chest improving the venous return to the heart. This leads to improved stamina in athletic activity.


Diaphragmatic Breathing Stg. 1

Lie on your back with your hips and knees flexed and feet flat on the table. Place your hands on both sides of the lower rib cage. Slowly inhale through the ...
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Go! Fitness: Abdominal breathing is also known as diaphragmatic breathing. The diaphragm is t…

Abdominal breathing is also known as diaphragmatic breathing. The diaphragm is the large muscle located between the chest and the abdomen. When it contracts it is forced downward causing the abdomen to expand. This causes a negative pressure within the chest forcing air into the lungs. The negative pressure also pulls blood into the chest improving the venous return to the heart. This leads to improved stamina in athletic activity.


Diaphragmatic Breathing Stg. 1

Lie on your back with your hips and knees flexed and feet flat on the table. Place your hands on both sides of the lower rib cage. Slowly inhale through the ...
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Go! Fitness: Ghrelin, the hunger hormone which originates in the stomach, declines soon after…

Ghrelin, the hunger hormone which originates in the stomach, declines soon after meals. Ghrelin levels in the blood are high before we eat and appear to make high-calorie foods seem more appealing. Having just a salad for lunch is not always a good idea, as lettuce does nothing to squelch the hunger hormone. If you do have a salad, include some protein and fats for a balanced meal.


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