January 2016 Newsletter

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Quote Of The Month:   “If you are young and you drink a great deal it will spoil your health, slow your mind, make you fat - in other words, turn you into an adult.” (P. J. O'Rourke, Comedian 1947 - Present)

Congratulations To:

N. Muns of Phoenix, Arizona  Winner of our December 2015 early payment drawing for 1 free additional year of membership.

Congratulations to our winner and thank you to everyone that entered the drawing.

To Your Health With Jourdin Hendershot:

Healthiest Year To Come

New Year, new you!  Make 2016 your healthiest year yet by just changing or adjusting a few little habits to make you look and feel your greatest.

We all know that changing up our routines can be extremely difficult to maintain, but it’s not impossible especially if it’s dealing with your health.  So planning ahead on what you would like to do within the next year is important for two reasons.

First, it allows us to get focused on the tasks we need/want to accomplish.

Second, having clarity about our purpose gives us the power to do it on our own terms.

With that being said, try incorporating these simple tasks into your routine:
  • Increase productivity – Simply by updating your playlist. Music helps you concentrate whether its country, rock or pop it doesn't’t have to be classical music.

  • Cut calories – Measure out cereal.  Cereal is one food we tend to overeat since the bowl can hold more than one serving.

  • Boost confidence – Stand like a super hero.  Standing with your hands on your hips, chest out and head held high for just two minutes will leave you feeling in control and confident.

  • Strengthen your heart – Try the 30, 20, 10 second method. 30 seconds of low intensity (walking), 20 seconds of moderate intensity (brisk walking) and finally 10 seconds of high intensity (jogging).  Do this in 5 minute blocks with a 2 minutes rest in between. This helps reduce blood pressure and helps lower cholesterol.

  • Feel happier – By chatting with a stranger. Little exchanges can result in a positive experience and lift your mood.

  • Ease Pain – By changing your phone position.  The head weighs about 10-12 lbs so when your are constantly leaning over to text, email or to check social media the force of the spine is increased causing pain and wear and tear overtime.

  • Tame your tummy – By eating nuts and berries. These help control weight and boost healthy bacteria that keep your brain and heart healthy.
A New Year is the perfect opportunity to start making the changes that you said you would start “next week, next month, next year” so here is your chance at a clean slate!

Everyone has a slip up so if you are having an off day, don’t get discouraged, pick back up the next day! Remember don’t give up!

If you have questions you would like to discuss with Jourdin, feel free to drop her an email by clicking here.

The above health material is provided as an information service.  It should not be used for diagnostic purposes nor is it intended to take the place of the important relationship between you and your doctor.

Grandma's Kitchen With Grandma C.:

Cheesy Gratin Potatoes

Grandma C.
  1. 4-5 cups fresh potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
  2. 1 cup of finely shredded four-cheese blend
  3. 3½ TBSP butter
  4. 3½ TBSP flour
  5. ½ cup sliced scallions
  6. 1 tsp dried parsley flakes
  7. 2 cups milk, either whole milk or 2%
  8. salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a dutch oven, melt butter.  Stir in the flour and add milk slowly, stirring to blend.

Add dried parsley and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.  Mixture will thicken after about 2-3 minutes.

Remove from heat and add the cheese blend.  Stir to mix.  Add salt and pepper. Once cheese is melted, fold in potatoes and scallions.  Transfer the mixture to a greased baking dish.

Bake covered for one hour.  Uncover and bake an additional 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.  Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

*Oven temperatures vary!  Be sure to test potatoes with a fork to make sure they are tender before you remove them from the oven.  Recipe will serve 6.

Enjoy!  And remember, if it looks and smells good, eat it!!

If you have a recipe that you would like to share with Grandma C., drop her an email by clicking here.

Keeping Fit With Clayton "TR" Parker

January 2016 Keeping Fit - Point Of Emphasis

Clayton (TR)
Happy New Year 2016!  How did you do on accomplishing your workout goals for 2015?  Do you have some that will carry over?  I know I do.  As I mention every year, I am not one for making New Year’s Resolutions.  This year is no different.  I do not plan on making a list of the 1001 things that I want to accomplish in 2016, especially since it seems like yesterday that we turned the calendar to 2015.

What I am going to do this year regarding my workout goals is declare a point of emphasis.  This may be a concept that you may want to adopt as well.  As always, there is a method to my madness.  Setting a point of emphasis lays a solid foundation for your workout plan and allows you to create workout routines accordingly.

For example, I have two points to emphasize for this year.

For the first six months, I am looking to drop about fifteen pounds.  Knowing that, I can now plan my workout routine to include running, jogging, calisthenics, bike riding and other aerobic workouts that are ideal for weight loss.  Furthermore, it now gives me the foundation for a nutritional plan that will correspond with my workout routine.

The last six months my point of emphasis will be to increase cardiovascular endurance, so my workout will be adjusted slightly to work on that.  I will stay with the running, jogging, calisthenics, bike riding and aerobics but I will change up the routine by adding more hills, including mountain climbing and increasing the distances as I go.  It will also assist me in adjusting the nutritional plan to accommodate a harder style of a workout.

I have selected only two and broken them down into six month increments.  That’s what works for me.  I know that to shed the weight that I want to, six months is a good solid time frame for me to do it in a healthy manner and do it the way I want to do it.  You can identify as many points of emphasis as you like for as long as you like.  Maybe four points, one every three months works for you. You have the choice.

I invite you to give this concept a try.  Like I have said many times, when it comes to working out it’s a process.  It’s great to set your goals and work hard to achieve them, but this year let’s take it one step further.  Identify a single point of emphasis and focus on that. You may find that achieving that big picture of a goal will fall right into place.

Until Next Time. Stay Healthy, Stay Strong and Never Give Up!

If you have questions you would like to discuss with Clayton, feel free to drop him an email by clicking here.

The above fitness material is provided as an information service.  Remember:  Always check with your doctor before starting any new type of exercise program.


Fremont Family Dentistry

Fremont Family Dentistry
Our spotlight for January goes to the city of Seattle, Washington and shines on Fremont Family Dentistry

Fremont Family Dentistry has been working with patients to provide the best dental care for patients in the Seattle and Fremont area.  Mahvash Khajavi-Harvey, DMD’s experience in dentistry is coupled with genuine concern for her patients.  They believe that a dentist and patient become a team for treating an individual's dental needs.  Their dentists spend most of their time listening to understand your concerns and responding with the best treatment options for you.

The practice is located at 4464 Fremont Ave N, Ste 103, Seattle, WA 98103.  The phone number is 206.267.7300.  We also invite you to visit them on the web.
Say thank you to your dental office for the excellent manner in which you are treated by nominating your dentist!

Fun Facts:

Crazy, Zany Facts We Bet You Didn't Know


  • January 4th is National Trivia Day!

  • In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck.

  • The actor who was inside R2-D2 hated the guy who played C-3PO, calling him "the rudest man I've ever met."

  • The word "unfriend" appeared in print all the way back in 1659.

  • Elmo is the only non-human to testify before Congress.

  • New Mexico State's first graduating class in 1893 had only one student—and he was shot and killed before graduation.

  • Before choosing the name "Chiefs," ownership considered calling the team the Kansas City Mules.

  • The most shoplifted food item in the U.S. is candy.

  • In Europe, the most shoplifted food item is cheese.

  • Some cats are allergic to humans.

  • There are roughly 70 ingredients in the McRib.

Come back for more in next months issue!

Dental Talk - A Member Blog Forum:

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Questions From Our Members

E. Harding of Miami, Flordia asks: 

“I went to the dentist today and was shocked to see a small dog running around the office.  Why on earth would they let a dog run around an office?  I can't see how that can be sanitary!”

Savon’s Answer

What you actually saw was not just ‘dog.’  It's a comfort dog!  Research has shown that these special dogs actually help patients relax.  We know about them and we think they are pretty cool.  The fact of the matter is you can also find them in hospitals.

So next time you go to that dentist, just give the little pup a pet!

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