• A Lifestyle of Exercise & Nutrition

    Welcome

    to the Ventura County website concerning healthy eating and active living,
    sponsored by the Partnership for a Healthy Ventura County.

     

    Health Notes

    Women’s Health Month 
    May is National Women’s Health Month, a celebration dedicated to improving the health and well-being of women. Although healthy eating and active living are pertinent to both men and women, Women’s Health Month provides an opportunity to raise awareness on how these topics may affect women differently. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority.

    Book of the Month

    Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum’s Heart Book: Every Woman’s Guide to a Heart-Healthy Life
    As a cardiologist with a specialization in women’s heart disease, Dr. Steinbaum has helped thousands of patients resolve their heart issues, and aims to do the same for readers in her inspirational book that will change the way we think about heart health. She guides readers through the risk factors of heart disease, from the traditional physical benchmarks like weight, cholesterol, and blood pressure, to lifestyle habits, emotional awareness, and even the way she sees herself in the mirror—and in the world.

    [Source: Amazon.com]

     

  • Harvest of the Month: Broccoli

    broccoli

    A ½ cup of cooked broccoli provides:

    Excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate.

    A good source of fiber, vitamin B6, riboflavin and potassium.

  • Recipe of the Month: Roasted Broccoli

    RoastedBroccolil

    This simple and delicious dish works well as a side dish to accompany any meal!