Monday, August 26, 2013

New Fall BeWise Classes

Ready for our New Fall Classes?!  We will be doing one more BeWise Weight Workshop and then our NEW BeWise Eat Healthy Workshop!  Each will be 6 weeks long and will be held Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 pm in English starting September 10th at Rose Park Elementary School.

You can also participate in the Rose Park Zumba classes held after the workshop!

Click on the Free Healthy Lifestyle Classes Tab for full details!

Being More Active Part 2

You don’t have to spend lots of money to be active.
  • Walk in a shopping mall, around your neighborhood, or at the local high school track.
  • Walk when you can instead of driving and save the money you would spend on gas.
  • If you spend any money on physical activity, spend it on a comfortable pair of walking shoes that fit you well.
  • Talk to a foot doctor about finding the right shoes if you have problems with your feet.
  • Don’t get “sore” about a few aches and pains.
  • The first few times you move in a new way you may feel a little sore, but after that you will feel better and better.
  • You’re less likely to get sore if you start slowly and warm up.
  • Try swimming or water exercises.
  • If you are overweight, losing a few pounds can help with aches and pains.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Being More Active Part 1

Put physical activity high on your “to-do” list.
  • Three 10-minute blocks of moderate activity during the day can do you as much good as 30 minutes of activity all at once.
  • People who spend at least 30 minutes a day being active enough to breathe a little harder are less likely to have:
    • Heart attacks
    • Weight problems
    • Cancer
    • High blood pressure
    • Diabetes
    • Brittle bones (osteoporosis)
  • Tell your family and friends that being active is important to you—ask them to help you make time.
Being active is the answer.
  • For people with most health conditions, being physically active usually does the body more good than harm.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and drink plenty of water when you are physically active.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Be Well Utah Event

Family Health Fair

Rice Eccles Stadium
451 South 1400 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Saturday, August 17th
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join us at our premier Be Well Utah event, the Family Health Fair. All our activities culminate in this family-friendly event located at Rice Eccles Stadium on the University of Utah Campus. Come participate in free health screenings, interactive wellness displays, on-field activities, and a Kids’ Corner full of fun, healthy activities. Drawings and giveaways are plentiful throughout the fair, and everything is free! Free admission, parking, food and fun!

Free Screenings Include:
  • Blood Glucose
  • Blood Pressure
  • Glaucoma
  • Visual Acuity
  • Low Vision
  • Dental Assessment
  • Common Allergies Test
  • Body Fat Analysis
  • Afib Rhythm
  • Carotid Artery Ultrasound
  • 3-Minute Cardio
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Memory Screening
  • Blood Screening (Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides, Glucose)
For more information visit: Be Well Utah

Monday, August 12, 2013

Exercise Tip #4

Other Great Exercise Tips:
• Wear comfortable, properly fitted footwear and comfortable, loose-fitting clothing appropriate for the weather and the activity.
• Find a convenient time and place to do activities. Try to make it a habit, but be flexible. If you miss an exercise opportunity, work activity into your day another way.
• Use music to keep you entertained.
• Surround yourself with supportive people. Decide what kind of support you need. Do you want them to remind you to exercise? Ask about your progress? Participate with you regularly or occasionally? Allow you time to exercise by yourself? Go with you to a special event, such as a 10K walk/run? Be understanding when you get up early to exercise? Spend time with the children while you exercise? Try not to ask you to change your exercise routine? Share your activity time with others. Make a date with a family member, friend or co-worker. Be an active role model for your children.
• Don't overdo it. Do low- to moderate-level activities, especially at first. You can slowly increase the duration and intensity of your activities as you become more fit. Over time, work up to exercising on most days of the week for 30-60 minutes.
• Keep a record of your activities. Reward yourself at special milestones. Nothing motivates like success!

Exercise Tips from the American Heart Association

Friday, August 9, 2013

Berry Good French Toast

Makes 2 Servings

Strawberry Topping
1 cup frozen strawberries

1/4 cup of water
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
Pinch of salt

For the topping, place the strawberries, water, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan.
Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and continue to cook at a low boil, stirring every few minutes, until the berries break down and the mixture is nice and syrupy, 15 to 20 minutes. To speed things up a bit, use the back of a spoon to smoosh the berries against the side of the saucepan as you stir.

French Toast

2 large eggs
1/4 cup 1% lowfat milk
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 slices 100% whole wheat bread
1 teaspoon canola oil
Powdered sugar

Whisk together the eggs, milk, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Dip the bread in the egg mixture, one slice at a time, and coat evenly. Place the bread in the skillet and cook until the bottoms turn golden brown, about 3 minutes per side.
Sprinkle the bread with powdered sugar and to
Top with the strawberry topping. A fun twist to syrup on French toast

Nutrition Information per Serving: 290 calories, 10g fat (2.5g saturated, 0.4g omega-3), 350mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate, 5g fiber, 15g protein, 45% vitamin C, 15% calcium, 15% iron

Berry Good French Toast

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Even though we aren't offering classes right now doesn't mean you can't exercise!
Check out the Free Community Zumba Classes in the County!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Exercise Tip #3

When figuring out an exercise plan that works for you make sure you have enough variety in your exercise routine that you won’t get bored. Variety is also important because our bodies are very good at adaptation. If we do the same thing over and over again our body gets used to it and we aren’t getting the same benefit we did when we first started. Adding variety helps to continuously push our bodies to its limits and in doing so makes us stronger. Variety can come in many forms: doing more repetitions, adding more weight, increasing the length of time, changing the type of exercise completely.

Exercise Tips from the American Heart Association

Friday, August 2, 2013

Comunidades Unidas Events

Family Safety & Health Fair

Date & Time: August 10, 2013  from 12:00 to 6:00 pm.
Location: Utah Cultural Celebration Center - 1355 W. 3100 S. West Valley City.
Services available:  glucose, blood pressure and body mass index tests; educational workshops.
Event organized by the Latino Community Center. Health services & information provided by Comunidades Unidas.                            

Free Mobile Clinic

Date & Time: August 14, 2013 from 8:00 am. to 1:30 pm. 

Location: Consulate of Mexico in Salt Lake City - 1380 S. Main. Salt Lake City.
Services available: Free medical exams and oral health education. Call 801-487-4143 to make an appointment.
Health services provided by Utah Partners for Health.

Family Health Fair

Date & Time: August 19, 2013 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.
Location: Family Health Center Crossroads Area - 5415 W 3100 S, West Valley City, Utah
Services available: glucose, blood pressure and body mass index tests; educational workshops.
More info: Call Andrea 801-487-4143 or email

Women's Health Screenings

Free mammograms for women 40 years and older living in Park City or Heber City. Low-cost pap smears and clinical breast exams available for women between the ages of 21 to 39.
More info: Call Vicky 801-487-4143 or email
Services provided by the People's Health Clinic

4th Annual Pink Dress Breast Cancer Awareness Fashion Show 

Date & Time: October 25, 2013 at 7:00 pm.
Location: Grand Hall at the Gateway - 400 West South Temple
Tickets are now available online by clicking here. 
For questions about the event, ticket inquiries and information about sponsorship opportunities, email or call us at 801-487-4143.  

For more information on events done through Comunidades Unidas, visit their website