A YMCA fitness class in Ormond Beach, Fla., is designed to help seniors with arthritis achieve better range of motion, improve their balance and avoid falls. Volusia Flagler Family YMCA's Beverly Johnson says clinical studies have shown the EnhanceFitness program can improve strength and movement, and is like a support group for people with similar medical conditions.
Union County, S.C., plans to implement single-stream recycling this month, allowing residents to combine glass and other materials. County officials hope the system, which is expected to save as much as $50,000 annually, will encourage residents to recycle.
A 100-calorie snack is the portion-right size for between meals, but registered dietitian Susie Bond writes that many prepackaged versions are highly refined and come up short on nutrition and energy. Snacks should be considered fuel stops throughout the day, rather than treats, she writes, and should include carbohydrates, fiber and possibly some protein to help bridge the gap until the next meal.
Jim Chambers, who heads the snacks and confectionery business for Kraft Foods North America, will leave the company in July, a spokesman said. The post will be filled by Mark Clouse, senior vice president in the global biscuits division.