It’s a family affair – Find Your Fit™
Jessica and Kevan discuss their recent trip to California. They tell us about their beach trips and the importance of R&R.
They also experimented with AIRA: Visual Interpreters for the Blind. This is a service in which a blind user wears a pair of Google Glasses and connects to an agent via a cell phone data plan who then tells the person what can be seen through the camera on the glasses. The uses for this technology are endless. Jessica and Kevan are expecting to be part of an initial group to demo the service soon, so stay tuned for future episodes to hear all about them.
Also on this episode, we talk about food insecurity and some organizations trying to combat it like One World Everybody Eats (OWEE). We also talk about a local member of OWEE (here in Colorado Springs) called Seeds Community Café. Seeds is what is known as a community café. A community café is based on a “pay-as-you-can”, “pay-it-forward” model. There are currently more than 60 community cafés in the U.S. Seeds serves the Best Local Food in town! Seeds sources as much food as possible locally. Their menu changes every week to accommodate their No-Waste goals by using the freshest local ingredients to deliver healthy, affordable food. They also do catering, healthy cooking classes, culinary arts training, and more. Seeds is run by an amazing man, Lynn Harwell, and he will be a future guests here on Find Your Fit. Support Seeds, or any other community café in your area. You can find a list of these cafes here.
From insecurity to nutrition education. Jessica tells us about a program in St. Croix Valley Wisconsin called Better Bites. They work with food banks and other community resources to provide meals and nutrition education to low income families. WE applaud them for all the great work they do with all of the programs they provide.
WE give shout outs to all the athletes that have been selected to represent the United States of America in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. We have had some of these athletes as guests on previous episodes of Find Your Fit. Letticia Martinez is a swimmer and Matt Simpson and Joseph Hamilton are Goalball players for Team USA. You can check out previous episodes at the Find Your Fit™ page of the WE Fit Wellness website™. According to the teamusa.org website, the NBCUniversal and the USOC networks will air 66 hours of coverage of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, from Sept. 7-18, that’s an increase of 60.5 hours from the coverage of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, while TeamUSA.org andUSParalympics.org will provide comprehensive online coverage.
Jessica and Kevan talk about the importance of getting kids into exercise, physical activity, swimming, etc. from an early age. The genius brings up a video of a baby swimming, which reminds Jessica of Infant survival swimming. Survival swimming classes teach infants from 6 to 12 months of age to calmly float on their back until help can get to them if they accidentally fall into a pool for example. Older babies, from 12 to 18 months of age, learn to alternate back and forth from swimming to floating on their back for rest to get to safety. If you have a baby, this could be a very important skill to learn, so look for infant survival swimming classes near you.
The Prodigal Son returns to talk balance between the stress of law school and good nutrition and exercise. Welcome, Nijat Worley.