Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category

Aug 28 – Helen’s Musical Hats!

Helen’s Musical Hats! Show has been selected as a stage entertainer for the 5th year at the 2018 Nebraska State Fair. Helen Waring Johnson will be performing on the Open Class Stage in the Fonner Park Grandstand Concourse on:

  • Tues., Aug. 28th 3 Shows: 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM, 2:25 PM – 3:00 PM, and 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM.
  • Thur., Aug. 30th 4 Shows: at: 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM- 1:15 PM, 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM and 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Turn – Washington Spies

TURN: Washington's Spies I really enjoyed this. Turns out to be quite factual as to names, places, dates and events. I recommend the series.

Excuses to Cheat On your Diet

It’s Cheat Day: 10 Excuses Every Girl Makes So She Can Cheat On Her Diet

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Starting a diet is easy. For the first seven minutes, you feel wildly confident, motivated by the thought of you in a bikini and the admiring looks you will get.

Precisely 11 minutes later, you are hungry. You worked out, you tell yourself, so that gives you about 300 “free” calories.

You start thinking about food. You look at photos of food on Instagram. Soon, you are using your expert powers of self-persuasion to convince yourself a diet cheat is actually a good thing. It will boost your metabolism! And you’ll get right back on track straight after one little treat.

Woe is you. As all girls know, dieting is hard, boring and, worst of all, it’s often futile.

 

My Favorite?  -keith    “It’s free!”  I love free food (…) and have been to known to eat a day’s worth of food in free samples.

Read on for all 10 —> https://www.elitedaily.com/women/10-excuses-girls-give-cheat-diet/664898

Health Tips for the Summer Season

By Dr. Tony Sun, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare of Nebraska

Summer is here, providing an ideal time for people in Nebraska to get active. While some people may talk about getting a “beach body,” fitness is more than just a matter of aesthetics – it can mean the difference between a long life and premature death.

Studies show 80 percent or more of premature chronic conditions, such as heart attack, stroke or diabetes, are caused by modifiable lifestyle choices, as opposed to being caused by genetic factors. Yet, many Americans lack an understanding of the connection between lifestyle choices and chronic health conditions. A recent UnitedHealthcare survey found that just 16 percent of Americans correctly recognized that 80 percent or more of premature chronic conditions are caused by modifiable lifestyle choices, such as risk factors like smoking or obesity, not genetics.

To help make fitness a priority this summer, here are tips to consider:

Walk This Way: Studies have shown walking more and sitting less may help people maintain a healthier weight, ward off depression and prevent serious health issues like heart disease. And a recent report concluded that walking can help curb sweet cravings, boost the immune system and ease joint pain. To make walking more effective, think FIT, which stands for frequency (500 steps within seven minutes six times per day), intensity (3,000 steps within 30 minutes each day) and tenacity (at least 10,000 total steps per day).

Get Outside (Safely): The popularity of smartphones and streaming TV has made it easy – and entertaining – to stay inside. In fact, recent research has found that some people spend 90 percent of their time indoors, limiting exposure to daylight and fresh air. This can have negative consequences, including for children and their eye health. Studies have found that exposure to outdoor light may help reduce the risk of nearsightedness, the inability to see far off objects clearly. To gain the potential benefits of being outdoors while helping stay safe, children and adults should wear sunglasses that block both UV rays and blue light, as well as apply sunscreen to help reduce the risk of skin cancer.

 Maintain Your Hearing Health: Summer is a popular time for sporting events and music concerts, which can lead to exposure to loud sounds. Crowd noise at sporting events can exceed 90 decibels, while music concerts can reach 110 decibels. Prolonged exposure to sounds above 85 decibels can contribute to gradual hearing loss, so it is a good idea to use ear protection when seeing your favorite team or band. Likewise, extended listening to music or digital content through headphones or earbuds may damage hearing overtime. To help prevent that, turn the volume on your electronic device to 60 percent and listen for no longer than 60 minutes at a time, and never listen to earbuds while using power tools or a lawn mower.

 Stay Safe Overseas: With people heading out on summer vacations, it is important to recognize that up to 20 percent of travelers suffer an illness or injury while on vacation. Before traveling out of your home state, review your health plan and understand what it covers, including if you have access to a national or local network of hospitals and health care providers. For people traveling overseas, contact your primary care doctor or travel medicine clinic to determine what pre-screenings or immunizations might be recommended or required, based on your health history and countries on the itinerary.

Following these tips may help you focus on fun, friends and family during the summer, while helping maintain or improve your health now and in the future.

 

 

How to Find Accessible Vacation Rentals By : Kristen Hicks

 

Many families face the challenge of wanting to enjoy vacations together but have a hard time finding accommodations that provide the accessibility options required for senior family members.How to Find Accessible Vacation Rentals
Read more about how to find accessible vacation rentals for your family this summer.

An Accessible Vacation – See link.

How to Find Accessible Rentals on AirBnb – Earlier this year, AirBnb added 21 new accessibility filters to the website to make it easier for travelers to find rentals suitable for different accessibility needs.

The filters they now offer cover most of the needs your loved one is likely to have. You can narrow your results based on whether the rental has:

  • A bathtub with shower chair
  • A disabled parking spot
  • A flat path to the entrance
  • A handheld showerhead
  • A roll-in shower with a chair
  • A well-lit path to the home’s entrance
  • Accessible-height beds
  • Accessible-height toilet
  • An elevator (for homes with multiple stories)
  • Grab bars for the shower and toilets
  • Step-free access to the bathroom, bedroom and common areas
  • Wide clearance for the shower and toilet
  • Wide clearance to the bed
  • Wide doorways
  • Wide hallways

https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/how-to-find-accessible-vacation-rentals/

 

Activities sponsored by Wachiska Audubon in July.

  1. Thursday, July 12 – FREE Summer potluck picnic at Spring Creek Prairie at 6:00 p.m. Bring friends, a dish to share, and your own table service. Beverages provided. Short program by staff and prairie tour to follow. Check SCP website for directions, www.springcreekprairie.org or call 402-797-2301.
  2. Saturday, July 14 – FREE Wildflower Walk, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Nine-Mile Prairie, a 230 acre native tallgrass prairie in northwest Lincoln.  Call Carole at 402-475-9219 for directions and questions.

Check website at www.WachiskaAudubon.org, call the Wachiska office at 402-486-4846, or email office@WachiskaAudubon.org for details.

June 30 – Lincoln – A FUNDRAISER FOR THE NATURE CENTER

BITES, BIKES, AND BISON, A FUNDRAISER FOR THE NATURE CENTER

The Friends of the Pioneers Park Nature Center invite the public to attend Bites, Bikes, and Bison, a fundraising event at Pioneers Park Nature Center, on June 30th from 9:30 am – 2 pm. Proceeds of this event will benefit the Pioneers Park Nature Center.

Tickets are available online only at LNKnaturecenter.org/bbb. Adults are $15, Friends Members $12/person, kids (18 and under) are free.

“Bites, Bikes, and Bison is a family friendly event benefitting the Nature Center. Events like these raise funds through the Friends which support the Nature Center, allowing us to provide high quality environmental education programing and a free facility for our community to explore the outdoors.” said Andrea Faas, Pioneers Park Nature Center Coordinator.

The event includes bike rides of various lengths, all level of riders are welcome. Participants should bring their own bike and helmet. All rides will depart from and end at the Nature Center. Please arrive by 9:30 am for check-in.

– A four mile flat route, departs at 10:30 am. This route will take participants out along the Prairie Corridor crushed limestone trail on the south edge of the Nature Center. This quick ride will have a water stop at the turn-a-round.
– The eleven mile out-and-back ride departs at 10:15 am. Riders will head out through Pioneers Park along the Bison Trial making their way to White Elm Brewing Co. All participants (21 and older) will receive one free beer at White Elm.
– The 17 mile downtown loop, departs at 10 am and is recommended for more experience riders. The route will take riders along the Bison Trial, Jamaica North Trial and streets bikes routes. Stops include Method Cycle and Craft House where riders will received half off one drink and White Elm Brewing Co (21 and older) to receive one free beer.

Activities and entertainment at the Nature Center for participants included, yoga, yard games and a bison chip toss plus hayrack tours of the bison and prairie. There will be also be a strider course for young children to test their skills on strider bikes (some strider bikes provided or bring your own). All activities included with your ticket purchase.

Food vendors will be open from 11 am – 2 pm. Vendors include Gilded Swine, Dig’N Taco Loco, Pepe’s, Gelato To Go and local beer and cider from the Happy Raven. Please bring cash for purchases from the vendors.

Ride support on the Bison Trail will be provided by Wheelie Good Bike Shop. In addition, Wheelie Good is offering a complimentary chain and cassette check, plus 15% off of an annual service when you show you ticket confirmation email prior to the event.

Bites, Bikes and Bison is sponsored by Express Life Chiropractic, Home Real Estate, JLS Photo, Flagstone Financial Management, Method Cycle and Craft House, Nelnet, New Generation Construction, Union Bank and Trust, Wheelie Good Bike Shop, White Elm Brewing Company, and The Wild Bird Habitat Store.

Tickets are available online only at LNKnaturecenter.org/bbb. Adults are $15, Friends Members $12/person, kids (18 and under) are free.

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