Today is “Swim A Lap Day”
Dive into the pool for a game of Marco Polo or to cool down from the hot summer heat. The calming feeling of being submerged in water and the fun of frolicking in the pool makes you feel 10 years old again.
Swimming for exercise is a great way to stay healthy and for an array of other health benefits. Swimming works your whole body, improving cardiovascular conditioning, muscle strength, endurance, posture, and flexibility all at the same time. Your cardiovascular system in particular benefits because swimming improves your body’s use of oxygen without overworking your heart.
From recreational swimmers to elite swimmers find your favorite lake, pool, ocean or river. Swim a lap or take it further by swimming for a mile or an hour or 30 minutes, your heart will thank you.
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April 28 – Happy National Blueberry Pie Day!
Blueberries are the second most beloved fruit, right behind strawberries.
Blueberries are one of the few fruits native to North America. In 1916, Elizabeth Coleman White, the daughter of a New Jersey farmer, developed the first commercial variety of blueberry based on the wild varieties growing in the region. Today, Driscoll’s blueberries are grown year-round by farmers in the U.S. 
When compared to other fresh fruits and vegetables, blueberries rank number one in antioxidants. Blueberries are low in sodium, high fiber and potassium, and only 40 calories per ½ cup serving.
There is nothing bad about blueberries. The chemicals in blueberries may inhibit cancer cell development. The fruit is reported to have a beneficial effect on a number of other conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, urinary tract infections, and blood pressure. The leaves help block replication of the hepatitis C virus. And a recent study found that wild blueberry juice enhanced memory and learning in older adults, while reducing blood sugar and symptoms of depression. They also help reduce bad cholestrol that leads to cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Feel good about celebrating this day. Blueberries are good for you.
Remember fresh never frozen blueberries, enjoy.
Recipe for Blueberry Pancakes, enjoy.
Enjoy National Blueberry Pie Day With a Yummy Slice and Sweet Advice (http://www.ereleases.com)
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