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2018 Schedule for ERM Training Season is Here! Classes begin Saturday March 17th

25 Feb

Here is the planned schedule for the 2018 season. This schedule is subject to change due to extenuating circumstances or  inclement weather . We recommend that all participants keep an active email address and/or cell phone on file for up to the minute notifications in case of schedule changes.

March 18th Start Date

Week 1 – Overview of Program March 18

Week 2 – Mental Preparation (March 25)

Week 3 – Introduction to Running Shoes, Apparel  & Gadgets(April 1)

Week 4 – Nutritional Training (What not to eat)(April 8)

Week 5 – What to eat (including intro to juicing)(April 15)

Week 6 – Running Form & Exercise for Endurance(April 22)

Week 7 – Food Demonstration & Vision Board Presentation(April 29)

First Day on Running Trail May 5, 2018

Classroom training takes place at Lindbloom Park 6054 S. Damen ) Classes will be from 9am-11am each Saturday morning.

The outdoor training will be on the lakefront beginning May 6 meeting at 31st Street. We will meet every Saturday mornings through September 15, 2018. .

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ERM Video Testimonial!

21 Feb

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Registration Open for the Englewood Running Ministry 2017 Season!

20 Feb

 

Register here for the 2017 season:

 

https://englewoodrunningministry.com/register/

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A Few Reasons Why You Should Drink More Water

20 Jan

Don’t Depend on the FDA to Insure that Your Food is Safe

12 Jan

FDAHere are 8 ingredients You Never Want to See on Your Nutrition Label

1. BHA
This preservative is used to prevent rancidity in foods that contain oils. Unfortunately, BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) has been shown to cause cancer i
n rats, mice, and hamsters. The reason the FDA hasn’t banned it is largely technical—the cancers all occurred in the rodents’ forestomachs, an organ that humans don’t have. Nevertheless, the study, published in the Japanese Journal of Cancer Research, concluded that BHA was “reasonably anticipated to be a carcinogen,” and as far as I’m concerned, that’s reason enough to eliminate it from your diet.

2. Parabens
These synthetic preservatives are used to inhibit mold and yeast in food. The problem is parabens may also disrupt your body’s hormonal balance. A study in Food Chemical Toxicology found that daily ingestion decreased sperm and testosterone production in rats, and parabens have been found present in breast cancer tissues.

3. Partially Hydrogenated Oil
I’ve harped on this before, but it bears repeating: Don’t confuse “0 g trans fat” with being trans fat-free. The FDA allows products to claim zero grams of trans fat as long as they have less than half a gram per serving. That means they can have 0.49 grams per serving and still be labeled a no-trans-fat food. Considering that two grams is the absolute most you ought to consume in a day, those fractions can quickly add up. The telltale sign that your snack is soiled with the stuff? Look for partially hydrogenated oil on the ingredient statement. If it’s anywhere on there, then you’re ingesting artery-clogging trans fat.

4. Sodium Nitrite
Nitrites and nitrates are used to inhibit botulism-causing bacteria and to maintain processed meats’ pink hues, which is why the FDA allows their use. Unfortunately, once ingested, nitrite can fuse with amino acids (of which meat is a prime source) to form nitrosamines, powerful carcinogenic compounds. Ascorbic and erythorbic acids—essentially vitamin C—have been shown to decrease the risk, and most manufacturers now add one or both to their products, which has helped. Still, the best way to reduce risk is to limit your intake.

5. Caramel Coloring
This additive wouldn’t be dangerous if you made it the old-fashioned way—with water and sugar, on top of a stove. But the food industry follows a different recipe: They treat sugar with ammonia, which can produce some nasty carcinogens. How carcinogenic are these compounds? A Center for Science in the Public Interest report asserted that the high levels of caramel color found in soda account for roughly 15,000 cancers in the U.S. annually. Another good reason to scrap soft drinks? They’re among The 20 Worst Drinks in America.

6. Castoreum
Castoreum is one of the many nebulous “natural ingredients” used to flavor food. Though it isn’t harmful, it is unsettling. Castoreum is a substance made from beavers’ castor sacs, or anal scent glands. These glands produce potent secretions that help the animals mark their territory in the wild. In the food industry, however, 1,000 pounds of the unsavory ingredient are used annually to imbue foods—usually vanilla or raspberry flavored—with a distinctive, musky flavor.

7. Food Dyes
Plenty of fruit-flavored candies and sugary cereals don’t contain a single gram of produce, but instead rely on artificial dyes and flavorings to suggest a relationship with nature. Not only do these dyes allow manufacturers to mask the drab colors of heavily processed foods, but certain hues have been linked to more serious ailments. A Journal of Pediatrics study linked Yellow 5 to hyperactivity in children, Canadian researchers found Yellow 6 and Red 40 to be contaminated with known carcinogens, and Red 3 is known to cause tumors. The bottom line? Avoid artificial dyes as much as possible.

8. Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
Hydrolyzed vegetable protein, used as a flavor enhancer, is plant protein that has been chemically broken down into amino acids. One of these acids, glutamic acid, can release free glutamate. When this glutamate joins with free sodium in your body, they form monosodium glutamate (MSG), an additive known to cause adverse reactions—headaches, nausea, and weakness, among others—in sensitive individuals. When MSG is added to products directly, the FDA requires manufacturers to disclose its inclusion on the ingredient statement. But when it occurs as a byproduct of hydrolyzed protein, the FDA allows it to go unrecognized.

Read more: http://wakeup-world.com/2012/10/05/eight-ingredients-you-never-want-to-see-on-your-nutrition-label/

Recipe of the Week -Simple Quick Chili

13 Dec

Simple, Quick Chili

This is a fantastic meal because of the ease, quickness and nutritious elements like beans, tomatoes and lean protein provided by the meat. This is a quick go-to meal when you need a quick, yet hearty meal.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef or ground turkey

1/2 cup chopped onion

Chili Seasoning Mix (recipe below)

1/2 cup water

1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained

1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, undrained

Chili Seasoning Mix (ingredients bleow)

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (use gluten free flour mix if possible)
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon dried, minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

 Tip- Make in large batches and freeze for future meals

Heat oil in a large, heavy skillet. Cook meat beef and onions over medium heat until it is no longer pink. Stir in chili seasoning mix, then add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Serve with a fresh green salad.

 

 

Register for the 2012 Running Season!

2 Feb

Register Here- https://englewoodrunningministry.com/register/