Is Your Day Dragging On?

Break it up with a round of Freecell Solitaire!

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Join us for Keiro’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon and the FREE Genki Living Expo on October 15!

Looking for Some Cultural Fun?

Asian Cultural Bazaar @ West L.A. United Methodist Church

September 17th

11am – 5pm

FREE!

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Discover Nikkei: Wellness as a Global Solution @ The Japanese American National Museum

September 18th

2pm

Featuring some of Keiro’s very own!

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Benefit Concert for Japan @ Occidental College

September 18th

2pm

Please see the website for more details.

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“The Neighbor” (369 no Metoshiera) Screening @ Laemmle Sunset 5

September 16th – 22nd

Times vary.

Please see the website for more details.

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Have a Ball Getting Sculpted Abs…Literally!

Robin Ishibashi Jones, Stonebridge HomeFit

Enjoy Robin’s workouts??  Come to see her in person at Keiro’s Genki Living Expo on October 15th!

 

Ready for a fun exercise that can make you feel like a kid again?  The “Have-A-Ball” ab exercise will make you laugh while getting in a great ab workout!

 Here we go!

Have-A-Ball Ab Exercise

  1. Start seated on a mat with your heels on the ground, chest lifted, and back flat.  2.
  2. Grab onto your shins just below your knees and lift your heels off the ground – balance on your butt. 
  3. Curve your back into a “C” and with control, roll back onto your shoulders, then roll back up onto your butt to starting position. Don’t let your heels touch the ground on the way up! 
  4. As you reach the starting position, straighten your back and lift your chest up.
  5. Then, curve your back into a “C” again and roll back again and roll up again.
  6. Repeat 10 – 20 times. 

To make this move more challenging:

  1. Roll back onto your shoulders.
  2. Then as you return to starting position, keep your abs engaged, shoot your legs up 45 degrees, and reach your hands out in front of you. 
  3. Bring yourself back into a ball, and then repeat! 

This is a great exercise that is a little tricky at first while you are trying to find your balance. Have a good time, laugh if you tip over…after all, exercise should be fun!

Best in Health and Fitness,

Robin Ishibashi Jones

Robin Ishibashi Jones has been a fitness trainer and strength and conditioning coach for over 10 years. A graduate of Whittier College and owner of Stonebridge HomeFit, Robin is a health and fitness enthusiast who makes training easily accessible to people of all levels.  

 

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Make this 200 calorie dinner tonight!

 

healthy recipe genki living physical wellness

Try this delicious, healthy meal choice from the American Instiute for Cancer Research!

Toss up chicken, a handful of vegetables and some choice herbs and spices and you’ve got a delicious, healthful meal in less than 30 minutes. This simple stir-fry is a great way to incorporate the New American Plate approach into your meals by filling 2/3 or more of your plate with healthy vegetables and 1/3 or less with animal protein. AICR’s expert report found that a predominantly plant-based diet may reduce the risk of cancer. The peppers and carrots provide an array of cancer-protective compounds, including beta-carotene. Five cloves of garlic really amp up the flavor and contain quercetin and allixin which are now being studied for their anti-cancer effects in the lab.

 

Seared Herb Chicken and Veggies

1 tsp. each fennel seeds and cumin seeds

1/2 tsp. dried turmeric

1/4 tsp. coriander

(can also substitute 2 tsp curry powder for fennel, cumin, turmeric and coriander)

1/2 tsp. dried oregano

1 Tbsp. cornstarch

1/2 tsp. salt

3/4-1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes

1 1/2 Tbsp. canola oil, divided

1 small red pepper, cut into 1-inch cubes

1 small yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-inch cubes

2 large carrots, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces

1 medium red onion, coarsely chopped

5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1/4 tsp. cayenne or red pepper, or to taste

Salt, to taste

1 1/2-2 tsp. lime juice, or to taste

1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mint

Grind fennel and cumin seeds in pestle or spice grinder to a coarse texture. Place in bowl and add turmeric, coriander, oregano, cornstarch and salt and stir to combine. Add chicken and stir until coated.

Preheat wok or iron skillet over high heat. Add 1/2 tablespoon oil. When oil shimmers, add bell peppers, carrots, onion, garlic and cayenne pepper and pinch of salt, to taste. Cook, stirring, until vegetables begin to brown. Transfer and set aside.

Reduce heat to medium-high and add remaining tablespoon of oil to pan. Add coated chicken and cook, stirring, until no longer pink in middle, about 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in vegetables, lime juice and mint and cook until heated through, less than 1 minute.

 

Makes 4 servings.

 

Per serving: 200 calories, 8 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 12 g carbohydrate,

21 g protein, 3 g dietary fiber, 370 mg sodium

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2+2 = ?

For those of you who love numbers, Countdown will seriously test your skills! And no calculators allowed!

 

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What To Do This Weekend …

3rd Annual OC Japan Fair @ The Orange County Fairgrounds

September 10th

10am – 9pm

General Admission – $5

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Hiroshima in the Morning Discussion @ The Japanese American National Museum

September 10th

2pm

Please see the website for more details.

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Chinatown Summer Nights @ L.A. Chinatown

September 11th

5pm – midnight

FREE!

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“The Best of Grateful Crane” @ The Torrance Cultural Arts Center

September 11th

Two shows: 11am & 4pm

Please see the website for more details.

 

Battling wobbly triceps and flabby inner-thighs?

Robin Ishibashi Jones, Stonebridge HomeFit

Tone Your Trouble Zones!

Battling wobbly triceps and flabby inner-thighs? Use these simple but effective exercises to tone up those trouble zones!

 

Chair Dips

  1. Sitting on a sturdy chair (braced against a wall) or bench, place your hands on either side of your butt with your fingers just hanging off the edge of the chair.
  2. Walk your feet out enough of a distance so that your butt is 2-3 inches away from the chair. You should be holding your weight with the palms of your hands and feet.
  3. Slowly lower your butt straight down until your elbows are bent to about 90 degrees.
  4. Strongly push yourself back up without resting your butt on the chair. 
  5. Repeat 10-20 times.

Tricep Kickbacks

  1. Holding a 2-10 lb. weight (or can of soup, bottle of water, etc.) in your right hand, lean forward to place your left hand on a desk, counter, or chair. 
  2. Place your left foot slightly in front of your right foot and bring your right elbow up so that your arm is bent at 90 degrees. Your upper arm should be parallel to the floor. 
  3. Maintaining the position of your upper arm, extend your right hand back so that your lower arm is now parallel with the ground. 
  4. Slowly lower to starting position. 
  5. Repeat 15 times. Switch arms.

Ballerina Squats

  1. Starting with your feet in a wide squat position (feet 6-12 inches wider than hip distance), turn your feet out about 45 degrees. 
  2. Raise the heel of your right foot off the ground. 
  3. Maintaining this position, lower your butt down into a squat as low as you can.
  4. Strongly raise back up and repeat 15 times. Switch sides.

Try bringing your feet together with your toes turned out and heels lifted for another sensational burn!

Work hard now for a great pay off later! The holiday season is right around the corner!  Before we know it we will be tempted with sweets and over-indulgence! Beat the typical 5-10 pound weight gain this year by implementing healthy living strategies into your daily routine…NOW!

Best in Health and Fitness,

Robin Ishibashi Jones

Robin Ishibashi Jones has been a fitness trainer and strength and conditioning coach for over 10 years. A graduate of Whittier College and owner of Stonebridge HomeFit, Robin is a health and fitness enthusiast who makes training easily accessible to people of all levels.

The material presented on this site is for informational purposes only and does not necessarily represent the opinions of Keiro Senior HealthCare, The Institute for Healthy Aging at Keiro, or its contributors. Readers should consult appropriate health, legal, or financial professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.  Full disclaimer

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