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Archery, in one form or another, has been around for somewhere between 10,000 – 40,000 years (probably longer). The bow and arrow was first used for hunting and was later used as an effective long distance weapon in warfare and was an important military and hunting skill before the development of firearms. Archery also figured prominently in mythology of many cultures and fiction e.g. Robin Hood, Cupid, Legolas and Green Arrow.
Today archery is still used as a tool for hunting but also enjoys recognition worldwide as a team and individual sport.
Here’s some resources to keep your family active all year long.
Just when people were starting to get a handle on nutrient content claims such as low fat, low sodium, healthy and light; food manufacturers are introducing a new set of food related terms like cage free, pasture-raised and gluten free. Some of these are actually meaningful distinctions that relate to the health of our food or the method they were raised, packaged or transported and others have no basis in law, and at least one, wins the award for pure bunk.
More Meatless Monday fall recipes. Remember going meatless is good for the planet!
New Fruit Tuesday!
Locked inside the rough leathery exterior of the pomegranate is one of the most wonderful and bright flavors among all fruits. Each pomegranate contains hundreds of arils (juice sacs) that are brimming with antioxidants and a tiny little white seed. The seeds are small, not tough and provide some good fiber so feel free to eat up.
For the last Take the Stairs Tuesday of the month add a little more of challenge by doing every other flight double time!
Today, spend some time outdoors on An Outdoor Scavenger Hunt. It’s a great way to explore the great outdoors, spend some time with family and friends, and get some exercise and sunshine. Whether it’s a city, county, state or national park; the beach; a local river or even the local playground – it’s an opportunity to get more in touch with the world around you. Nature Scavenger Hunt Checklist. Feel free to add a Thanksgiving or harvest themed item or two!
Stretching is the deliberate lengthening of muscles in order to increase muscle flexibility and joint range of motion. Stretching is a natural and instinctive activity and something you can do every day regardless of your physical condition.
People stretch instinctively after waking from sleep or after long periods of inactivity. But, by making it part of your daily routine you will find that all of your everyday activities are easier.
Stretching does not have to involve a huge time commitment, but stretching can give you huge results! Even better, there are simple stretches you can do while watching TV, on the computer, or getting ready for bed. Ready, set, stretch!