• 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

    Men’s Health Month 
    June is National Men’s Health Month, a celebration dedicated to improving the health and well-being of men. Although healthy eating and active living are pertinent to both men and women, Men’s Health Month provides an opportunity to raise awareness on how these topics may affect men differently. During this observation, we can focus on encouraging men to take the steps needed for longer and healthier lives. For additional information visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Men’s Health.

    Book of the Month

    A Man’s Guide to Healthy Aging
    As they reach middle age, most men begin looking forward to “what’s next.” They gear up to experience renewed productivity and purpose and are more conscious of their health. A Man’s Guide to Healthy Aging is an authoritative resource for them, and for older men, as well. In collaboration with a variety of medical experts, the authors provide a comprehensive guide to healthy aging from a man’s perspective.

    [Source: Amazon.com]

     

  • Harvest of the Month: Corn

    Corn

    A ½ cup of white or yellow corn provides provides:

    A good source of folate and thiamin (also known as vitamin B1)

    A source of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6, manganese, and phosphorus.

  • Recipe of the Month: Zesty Corn Salsa

    ZestyCornSalsa

    This simple and refreshing dish would be a great addition to any summer meal.