Latina Health in Sacramento: Refueling After Your Workout

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What you eat and drink after your workout is important.

healthy-foodWhen you exercise, you stress the body a little bit, or stress the system a little bit, and/or burn a few calories. After your workout, you need to replenish your body with quality fuel. If you have a good workout and replenish with mediocre fuel you don’t get as much of a benefit from your workout. Water is always good of course, but you also want to have some protein, some carbohydrates, and even a little fat is ok. For example, if you follow a nice workout with some water, fresh fruit, whole grain bagel or crackers with some peanut butter, this gives you a good combination of protein, fat, and carbohydrates. This way you will get the most out of your efforts.

It also makes a difference how soon after your workout you refuel. Usually, you want to take in some liquids and some quality calories within 30 minutes after finishing your workout. If it’s a hard workout or a longer workout, you want to have a larger quality meal within 2 to 3 hours of finishing your workout.

There are all kinds of expensive workout supplements and fuel sources, but most are not necessary to improve your fitness, even with advanced workouts.

Join us at our Chicas Latinas Running Group every Wednesday evening, 6:30pm at Curtis Park in Sacramento! 

Chicas Latinas de Sacramento, Woodbine Elementary Neighborhood Clean-up Success!

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Woodbine Elementary Neighborhood Clean-up Day was a Success!!! Thank you to all who participated in Saturday’s volunteer project and a special thanks to Diana Rodriguez for calling on Chicas Latinas de Sacramento for our volunteer support-it was a privilege!

View the pictures on Facebook:

 

 

Volunteer with Chicas Latinas at Woodbine Elementary School Clean-Up Day ~ Aug. 16th

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Chicas Latinas de Sacramento are joining forces with Diana Rodriguez, a Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education Member, in an effort to clean up the neighborhood of a SCUSD school in need of the community’s attention before the new school year.

Woodbine Elementary Clean-Up

On Saturday August 16th, please join us in volunteering as we clean up the neighborhood around Woodbine Elementary School. This is an area in need of some community TLC, and we’re hoping to give it just that! No need for children to walk through neglected and often times, unsafe, streets when going to and from school.

—- >>> All we need are volunteers <<<—-

Please join us – invite your friends – family members and let’s inspire a culture of change!

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**This project was inspired by Mr. Max Mendoza who never gave up advocating for his community. Thank you to Mr. Mendoza and all our volunteers for caring so much for our children’s safe passage to school each day!**

Community “Call for Socks!” Donate to Sacramento’s Homeless

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Chicas Latinas de Sacramento will be helping feed & clothe Sacramento’s homeless this Sunday with community group, CAFFE — and there is a huge need for SOCKS!

Community “Call for Socks!” If you’re able to help, sock donations can be dropped off at Salon 701 Salon & Spa (w/ Armando). OR bring them to Cesar Chavez Plaza on Sunday morning! (8:30am near the park’s cafe).

Did you know, once a person living on the streets puts on a pair of socks – they often don’t take them off again. Taking care of one’s feet are a hard and important task for our homeless community members. Socks are always in high demand and greatly valued. Wet, dry, day, night, holes, dirty, and falling apart… can you provide someone with a new pair? 

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Please Share: Your Facebook “LIKE” = $5 Donation for Chicas Latinas de Sacramento

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That’s right! You can contribute a $5 donation to Chicas Latinas de Sacramento with just a “LIKE” on Facebook… help Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff support and donate to us by visiting their Facebook Page.

Throughout the remainder of July, KCR is sponsoring Chicas Latinas on their Facebook page by giving us a $5 donation based on Posts “LIKES” and “Comments.” We think they’re likable posts anyways ;) 

WE NEED YOUR HELP! There is a $500 donation limit — please help us reach it!!! “LIKE” or Comment and don’t forget to SHARE with your friends and family. Here’s some posts you can LIKE: 

Chicas Latinas is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit operating in Sacramento. We are 100% volunteer and donation powered! Every little bit helps us better serve our community. 

 

 

July 2014: Get involved with Chicas Latinas de Sacramento

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Chicas Latinas de Sacramento members are keeping busy supporting, planning, and developing programs and events in the Sacramento Community.

Coming up ~~~ Join us! 

Chicas Latinas Running Group is meeting every Wednesday evening (6:30pm) at Curtis Park. And look for a new health blog series coming soon! See you out there on July 16th.

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Support a Chicas Latinas Member at Menagerie Pop up Art Show

Kiki Art Show 7.16.2014 Menagerie

Calidanza Dance Company Fundraiser – Volunteers Needed

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Fiesta en la Calle, ONLY A FEW SATURDAYS LEFT! 

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Sunday, August 3rd at 8:30am, Cesar Chavez Park: Give to the Homeless, Volunteers / Donations Needed

Clean out those closets, especially the closets of the men in your life. There are much more men on the streets in need than women. Shoes are extra special! Also needed, toiletries, socks, coffee, toothpaste, deodorant…

Please bring any donations the morning of (you will see us set up with folding tables and handing out coffee to a line of Sacramento’s homeless).

 

Have questions? Want to get involved? Email us using the form below:

Latinas of Sacramento, Improve your Health by Running

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There are many health and fitness benefits to running. If you Google “benefits of running” there are references for benefits with bone density, cholesterol, breast cancer, teamwork, cardiovascular health, blood pressure, weight, stress, and many others. Sometimes it pays not to focus too much on one benefit (for example weight loss) so we don’t get disappointed without immediate results.

When you are running you elevate your heart rate and you get many health and fitness benefits from that. The nice thing about running is that you can get the health benefits even if you are a beginning runner. You can start out walking, progress to walk/jog combinations, and then complete runs. If you are an intermediate/advanced runner you can capture health benefits as well. No matter where you are on the spectrum, it is possible to improve your fitness level with a regular running program.

The Chicas Latinas Running Group is a great place to start a running program or improve the running program you have now. There’s nothing like running with others in a group to keep you motivated!

Contact me using the form below if you’d like to join us or for more information!

 

New Days: Join Chicas Latinas Beginning Running Team in Sacramento!

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We’re excited to announce the return of CHICAS LATINAS RUNNING TEAM… and some new dates!

Meet / learn/ walk / jog / run. Please join us, regardless of fitness abilities or level. Our goal is to inspire fitness and health in the Latina community… and build a Chicas Latinas running team to participate in local runs! First up, Run to Feed the Hungry on Thanksgiving Day.

Even if you’ve never ran before, join us — we’ll learn together.

Join us… 
Wednesday, June 11, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Monday, June 16, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Join the conversation on Facebook, which days work best for you?

We’re flip-flopping days, until we find out which days work best for everyone and hoping to add more days, times, and locations – but we need input and interest to make this happen (bring a friend)!

LOOK FOR THIS GUY: 

Terry Ward serves on Chicas Latinas’ Programs & Events Committee and is helping organize this project. He’ll be attending our running meetings to assist in developing, recruiting, and building the project’s leadership team. He’s a seasoned runner and is ready to help!!!

If you are interested in assisting in the development of this project, simply join us or email using the form below:

* Chicas Latinas de Sacramento has a Kaiser Permanente Women’s Fitness Festival Running Team (June 8th)— and we’re sponsoring 3 young Latina high school students to run with us! *

Sign up to run a 5k or Half-Marathon, show your support to the young Latinas we’re sponsoring, improve your health and fitness alongside your fellow Chicas members, and help support WEAVE Inc. (the beneficiary of Women’s Fitness Festival). Join our team: https://fleetfeetsac.webconnex.com/14WFF and get some practice runs in with us… starting 5/20 – see you there!!!

 

Chicas Latinas de Sacramento: 5 Year Anniversary Speech

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Angela:

What Chicas Latinas de Sacramento’s 5 Year Anniversary means to our members — and our community!

Read below: 

Originally posted on Lessons from a Pro(fessional) :

On May 18th, we celebrated the five year anniversary of my nonprofit organization, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento. Today I was inspired to share the speech I gave (also known as “my novel”), as I needed a reminder as to why I do, what I do.

Today, Chicas Latinas is underfunded. In fact, we’re not funded at all. Now that we have over five solid years of service and our 501(c)3 status, I’m ready for this to change.

I believe in what we’re doing. Here’s why: 

Chicas Latinas de Sacramento: 5 Years Later

- Speech by Angela Rosas, Founder & CEO Chicas Latinas de Sacramento

 May 18, 2014, Sacramento – Welcome and thank you for joining us at Chicas Latinas de Sacramento’s 5 year Anniversary Dinner. Five Years ago 15 women met here at Zocalo for happy hour. I had a simple idea to unite Latinas for two reasons; to inspire…

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Latinas of Sacramento, let’s get moving! Join Chicas Latinas’ Running Group

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We’re excited to announce the return of CHICAS LATINAS RUNNING GROUP!

Date: May 20, 2014
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Curtis Park, Sacramento

This will be our first meeting / walk / jog / run of the season. Please join us, regardless of fitness abilities or level.

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Join Chicas Latinas members and friends every Tuesday – we’re hoping to add more days, times, and location.  The more input and interest we have, the more we’ll be able to do. If you are interested in assisting in the development of this project, simply join us or email using the form below:

We’re also excited to announce that Chicas Latinas de Sacramento has a Kaiser Permanente Women’s Fitness Festival Running Team (June 8th)— and we’re sponsoring 3 local Latina high school students to run with us!

Sign up to run a 5k or Half-Marathon, show your support to the young Latinas we’re sponsoring, improve your health and fitness alongside your fellow Chicas members, and help support WEAVE Inc. (the beneficiary of Women’s Fitness Festival). Join our team: https://fleetfeetsac.webconnex.com/14WFF and get some practice runs in with us… starting 5/20 – see you there!!!

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