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Calendar of Events June 2013

June 5th, 2013

june flowersThe weather is finally heating up!  Here is what is happening at Hive this June…

Thursday, June 6th
Run Club at the
JP Morgan Corporate Challenge

We will be meeting at the Derrick Industries tent (Y-35)

Saturday, June 8th
Lemons Drop at Hive’s shop!

Our new clothing line is top secret.  (Hint: Rhymes with wu wu – gemons).  Aren’t you stoked!  Come celebrate our new athletic apparel line at hive with complimentary classes for you and guests, outdoor yoga, and of course shopping!

Juices will be available from Patty Green of The Better Body Cleanse and Lemon Zest Granola will be provided by Lori Morreale of Toga Granola.

Saturday, June 15th
FLASH workout at lululemon showroom in Snyder

Get flashed with two complimentary spinning sessions (9:30-10:30 and 10:30-11:30).  You can sign up for this free fitness event by calling hive at 625-4483.

Friday, June 21st
Run Club at St. Gregory the Great Race

Join us as we run 5k for a great cause.  For sign up information, visit our running events in Buffalo page.

Saturday, June 22nd
The Ride for Roswell

Join team Hive and ride with us to support cancer research at this annual event.

Thursday, July 4th
4th of July Bootcamp
9:30 – 11 a.m.

Burn some calories and have some fun before you hit the 4th of July fireworks or backyard BBQs.  Call 625.4483 or stop by the front desk to sign up.  This bootcamp is sure to be killer!


March is National Nutrition Month

March 19th, 2013

ID-100134782-bananaGood Foods with a Bad Rap

March is national nutrition month.  This is a great time to reflect on your diet and how it is impacting your fitness and wellness goals.  To celebrate this month, we’d like to share three “good for you” foods that have gotten a bad rap.

  1. Bananas.   Bananas have gotten a bad rap because of their high sugar content.  Bananas have a glycemic index of about 55.  (Apples have a glycemic index of about 38.)  The glycemic index measures how quickly the carbohydrates in the food get digested and turned in to blood sugar.  So as far as fruit goes, bananas are at the higher end of the spectrum.
    • The good news?  Bananas are nutrient rich—containing potassium and magnesium as well as other necessary nutrients.  What’s even better?  They’re available year round for about 35 cents each, making bananas an affordable and satisfying snack.
    • The bottom line:  For people who aren’t diabetic or on a low carb diet, bananas are a great choice for breakfast or for a snack.
  2. Coffee.  Caffeine is bad for you right?  Who says?  If you think the only thing you’ll get from coffee is a buzz, think again.
    • The good news? Coffee contains chlorogenic acid, which may help prevent diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. A little bit of caffeine can also help boost your energy level and help you carry out daily tasks a little more quickly.
    • The bottom line: As long as you’re not considering that sugar and cream loaded Carmel Macchiato as regular coffee—feel free to enjoy a morning cup of Joe.  And you should stay under 2 eight oz. cups a day, or you might throw off your sleep or irritate your digestive system.
  3. Avocados.  Avocados have gotten a bad rap because of their fat content (14.8 grams per half).
    • The good news? The “fat” number may seem on the high side, but avocados actually boast a lot of monounsaturated “good” fat, which means that they can help decrease the risk of heart disease when eaten in moderation. They’ve also been found to help prevent certain kinds of oral cancers.
    • The bottom line:  You don’t have to skip the guacamole.

Remember, moderation is essential to living a healthy lifestyle.  How much and how often we eat something is more important in determining risk-benefit than any single attribute of a food. If you need help getting your nutrition back on track, contact us to learn more about our nutritional services.

Sources used to write this article:
Harvard School of Public Health.

Welcome to Our Blog!

October 13th, 2012

Welcome to our blog! We’re excited to bring educational and interesting lifestyle and fitness content to our Hive community. Each month, we’ll update you on what’s happening at Hive and the community, bring you diet and exercise tips, show you the latest in athletic apparel, tell you all about fitness trends, and more! Our goal is to make this blog a valuable resource for you. We welcome your feedback and suggestions to help us accomplish our goal.

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