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Family & Youth Casting Call: Getting Kids Outside, Active, and Hooked on Fishing!

Family & Youth Casting Call: Getting Kids Outside, Active, and Hooked on Fishing!

 

The following information was sent to us by Mike Bailey:

The Family & Youth Casting Call (FYCC) is a fun family and youth fishing event at Fletcher's Cove on the C&O Canal in Washington DC. The 2012 event is scheduled for Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21.

What better way to get kids “hooked” on nature than by teaching them how to fish?  This April, local and national fishing and conservation organizations will once again host the Family & Youth Casting Call to help “set the hook” for children to learn about nature and fishing in the Washington, DC area. A wiggling fish on the end of a taut line can be one of the most tangible connections between having fun outside and learning about conserving our natural resources.

Tips for Choosing Heart-Healthy Snacks

Tips for Choosing Heart-Healthy Snacks

February is known as Heart Month in American, and for good reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in America. Each day, across the country, roughly 2,200 people that die from the disease. It’s also the leading cause of disability across the country, preventing people from working and living their lives as they would like to. With this in mind, it’s a good time to pay attention even to the little things that can either help or hurt the heart.

“Snacks may seem like trivial things, overall,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “But if you think about it in terms of a year, you will end up eating around 400 to 750 snacks per year, if you have one or two per day. That really adds up and can make a big difference in your heart health.”

Inhale, Exhale, While Trying To Prevail

Inhale, Exhale, While Trying To Prevail

 

It’s your best friend. It’s something you think you can’t live without, something you are used to. Every time you inhale is like your stress is pouring out of your body while you exhale. It soothes you, it calms you down, it’s your best friend, follows you wherever you will go, it’s your death.

Smoker. Is that a word you want to be known for?

I never judge. I really am a person who has been judged by so many and pointed at by plenty so I know.

I know how it feels to fall head over heels for habits that are not good for you, things that make you as strong as it makes you weak. I’ve been there just like you. We all have.

YaLa Fitness Launch Party, Hot Yala Nights

YaLa Fitness Launch Party, Hot Yala Nights

The following information was sent to us by Tara Chantal Silver:

 

Washington, DC’s own fitness personality and creator of YaLa Fitness, Laurent Amzallag, will be celebrating YaLa’s 10-year anniversary by launching a new health event, Hot YaLa Nights on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the Southwest Waterfront. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Hospital, Children’s National Medical Center and more information on the event can be found at http://yalafitness.com/.

Catania Successfully Steers Health Insurance Exchange Legislation through First Reading

 

From Brendan Williams-Kief:

Catania Marks World AIDS Day with Testing, Education, and Strategic Planning Events

Catania Marks World AIDS Day with Testing, Education, and Strategic Planning Events

 

From Brendan Williams-Kief:

Councilmember David A. Catania (At-Large), Chairman of the Committee on Health, Mayor Vincent C. Gray, and Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown are sponsoring a full day of public events at the John A. Wilson Building to mark World AIDS Day on Thursday December 1, 2011. All events are free and open to the public. 

NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins Talks About Diabetes To D.C. Resident

NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins Talks About Diabetes To D.C. Resident

From Ronald Harris:

National Basketball Hall of Fame player Dominique Wilkins, a 9-Time NBA All-Star and two-time slam dunk champion, wants to talk diabetes with Washington-area residents during Diabetes Month. Wilkins, now an executive with his long-time team, the Atlanta Hawks, struggles with the disease that killed his father and his grandfather. More than 25 million Americans suffer from diabetes

So, from 8 a.m.-9 a.m., tomorrow, Wednesday, November 16, Wilkins will speak at Freedmen's Hall in Howard University Hospital.

The Howard University Hospital is located at 2041 Georgia Avenue in Northwest.