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Categories: aerobic, aerobic training, California Greek Culture, Competition, Daphne's California Greek, EAT WELL, Exercise, fitness, Fitness, Healthy Living, healthy living, Live Well, running
When he's not monitoring, forecasting, and structuring Daphne's finances, Daphne's CFO Shannon Bane is swimming, biking, and running his way through Ironman competitions. Bane competes in 3 to 5 triathlons per year and recently completed the Arizona Ironman. “It’s one thing to preach a healthy active lifestyle, it’s another to live it.” Scheduling triathlons throughout the year keeps me focused on training and striving to improve.”
EAT WELL. Daphne’s Chargrilled Chilean salmon, fresh fruit and every once in a while shredded beef tacos at Rodrigo’s Mexican Grill.
LIVE WELL. Triathlons, Snowboarding, Mountain Biking, Coaching Youth Sports
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Categories: California Greek Culture, Daphne's California Greek, Exercise, Fitness, fitness, fitness club, healthy living, Healthy Living, Jessica Mulvey, Live Well, Virabhadrasana, yoga classes, yoga poses, yoga postures, YogaBabes
This month's pose + purpose is a standing asana called Virabhadrasana III, or Warrior III Pose. This posture strengthens your legs, tones your core, and improves your balance.
1. Begin in crescent lunge. Your right knee is bent to a 90-degree angle and your left leg is straight and engaged behind you. Your torso is perpendicular to the ground and your arms are lifted up in line with your torso.
2. Moving into warrior III, bring your arms out in front of you, parallel to the ground. Gracefully float your left leg up, as you simultaneously straighten the right, standing leg.
3. Your left leg and your arms should now be parallel to the ground so that from the side, your body looks as if it were making a "T". Be sure to engage your core because it will help you to find balance and will also protect your lower back. Finally, find a micro-bend in your standing leg to protect the knee joint.
4. Focus on maintaining the posture by concentrating on your breath for 10-30 seconds. When ready to come out of the posture make your way back to a crescent lunge by slowly bending your standing leg and lowering the left leg down to the floor behind you.
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Categories: Amstel Light, Ballast Point, beer, beer calories, beers, body effects of alcohol, Daphne's California Greek, fat tire, fitness, fitness, Fitness, healthy living, Healthy Living, Live Well, Primo Beer
To those of you who enjoy a cold one after a long day's work, on a hot summer's day or the weekly Thursday night happy hour, cheers to you for drinking for your health! That's right, recent research reveals that the consumption of beer does the body good. No, this is not a green light for a boozing binge, but in moderation, your body will benefit from this refreshing beverage in numerous ways.
Everyday Health gives us 5 reasons to head into Daphne's and tap into an ice-cold beer!
Currently featuring: Primo, Fat Tire, Amstel Light and Ballast Point at select locations.
1. A Stronger Skeleton
Due to its high silicon content (which helps stimulate bone-building cells), beer in moderation may protect those bones! According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, those who sipped one or two beers a day had greater bone mineral density than those who drank more or fewer beers.
2. Heart Disease Fighter
Believer it or not, alcohol raises the levels the 'good' HDL cholesterol and contains anti-clogging effects which help ward off heart attacks and strokes.
3. Healthier Kidneys
Research has shown that the high water content in beer along with its hops help lower the risk of kidney stones, which happens when the body experiences dehydration, and deposits of salt and minerals form in your kidneys.
4. Better Brain Power
While boozing to the extreme may cause brain damage, moderate consumption can help keep the mind sharp. According to a New England Journal of Medicine study, women who had up to one drink a day (over more than a period of 15 years) had a 20 percent lower risk of brain function decline than nondrinkers.
5. Lower Cancer Risk
Don’t just drink it. Eat it! According to a Portuguese study, marinating steak in the tasty brew could eliminate up to 88 percent of carcinogens (a cancer-causing substance) that form when cooking meat at high temperatures.
Via Every Day Health
Posted By: Chris Cote
Categories: California Greek Culture, Chris Cote, Daphne's California Greek, EAT WELL, Exercise, Fitness, fitness, fitness, healthy living, Kelly Slater 11th World Title, Live Well, nutrition and diet, Surf, Transworld Surf
There’s a certain balance one must reach when it comes to pre-surf eating. Remember what your mom used to say? “Wait 30 minutes to swim after eating”—she warned of cramps and other demons that you’d be stricken with if you broke the 30-minute post-meal barrier and jumped in a pool. Sometimes it pays to listen to your mom, especially in this instance. Surfing after a big meal summed up in one word is—sucky. There’s nothing worse than trying to paddle through early a.m. waves while laying on top of a big balled-up breakfast burrito, if you’ve never done it, put a softball on the ground and lay on top of it; doesn't feel good, does it. The other side of the surf-food coin is surfing on a totally empty stomach. Surfing takes a lot of energy, and if you are starving, you’ll be feeling weak and woozy, making your surf experience exactly that—weak and woozy. The best pre-surf food situation would be a handful of nuts and a banana—I think this is what Kelly Slater eats before heats. Rob Machado recommends an acai bowl with some nuts on top—not a huge bowl, just a bowl big enough to give you energy enough for a two-hour session. Most Americans over-eat and surfers are no different. My best advice would be to eat a small healthy snack that provides the protein to carry you through, on, and around the waves you’re trying to surf—seven donuts and three cups of coffee may sound like an ideal pre-surf meal, but trust me, you will be surfing like an overweight sloth. Kelly Slater often says that his diet is one of the main reasons why he’s still out there whipping on the youngsters with such ease. Eat well—surf better.
Now the after surf meal, that’s whole different ballgame ... Treat yourself right, you just surfed up a healthy appetite. I wonder what flavor coffee best compliments a chicken sandwich with donuts for bread?
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Categories: aerobic, aerobic training, anaerobic, anaerobic exercise, California Greek Culture, Daphne's California Greek, Exercise, Fitness, fitness, fitness, fitness club, healthy living, Healthy Living, Live Well, trx, TRX, TRX exercise
Originally designed for the Navy SEALS as a quick and convenient way to build strength anywhere, this trending new exercise has made its way into routines across the nation. The TRX system uses gravity and the weight of your body to provide resistance and engage muscles through a variety of TRX specific exercises catered to match any fitness level.
If you’re in the San Francisco area, check out the TRX Training Center for group classes or purchase your own TRX System and take your workout anywhere!
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Categories: a valentines date, California Greek Culture, climbing gyms, climbing walls, Daphne's California Greek, Exercise, Fitness, fitness, fitness, healthy living, Healthy Living, Live Well, Parsva Bakasana, partner yoga, stand up paddleboarding, Tandem Cycling, valentines, valentines day, valentines day ideas, yoga classes, yoga poses, yoga postures
Rather than the typical bouquet of flowers, expensive dinner and that heart-shaped box of chocolates, get both your hearts pumping (literally!) on one of these outdoor, active Valentine’s dates… then maybe add on that bouquet of flowers, dinner and chocolates to score some bonus points with your valentine!
Partner Yoga postures utilize the forms and principles of individual postures while incorporating the presence of another to deepen the impact of the pose. Both partners are fully engaged and reaping many benefits just as traditional yoga like balance, strength and flexibility.
Estimated calories burned per hour: 300 depending on level of exertion and weight.
An exhilarating and challenging sport that can be enjoyed almost anywhere! Besides the obvious health benefits related to climbing (improved cardiovascular health and full-boyd muscle toning), the outdoor or indoor sport is great for communication between you and your valentine or (in rock climbing terms) climber and belayer.
Estimated calories burned per hour: 400 depending on level of exertion and weight.
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Improve your balance and strengthen major muscle groups (shoulders, arms, legs, back and core) and soak up some vitamin D during this water workout!
Estimated calories burned per hour: 250 to 1000 depending on level of exertion and weight.
Strengthen the bond, teamwork and endurance with your significant other on this double workout on wheels.
Tip: Put the stronger rider up front to for all of the shifting, steering, braking, and heavy pedaling.
Calories burned per hour: up to 500 depending on level of exertion and weight.
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Categories: aerobic, aerobic training, anaerobic, anaerobic exercise, Daphne's California Greek, Exercise, Fitness, fitness, fitness club, healthy living, Healthy Living, Live Well, snowboarding, winter sports
Winter is officially here which means it's time to get
outdoors and head to the mountains!
It's pretty rare to find an all day workout that feels nothing like exercise, but snowboarding is one such activity that provides incredible aerobic and anaerobic training from the fresh morning powder to the last burning run.
Aerobic exercise increases your heart and respiratory rates which help your body burn calories that have been stored as fat. The constant movement in snowboarding (carving, plowing through powder, strapping in, strapping out, and even the occasional spills) increases endurance of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, and depending on terrain difficulty, the average boarder can burn anywhere from 250 to 630 calories per hour!
Anaerobic exercise focuses on the strengthening and developing of muscles. They are strenuous but don't typically raise your heart and respiratory rate.
Snowboarding is a fantastic anaerobic workout hitting nearly all of the muscles in your body from the abs, hamstrings and calves all the way down to the feet and ankles.
Final consensus? Skip the gym. Hit the slopes.