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- Health Corner: Water, The 3rd Pillar
Linda Bird-Sonne writes: Hope to see you at the meeting the first Wednesday of the month (April 5th) at 7pm. Please pull up our presence on Facebook closer to April 5th for meeting location. (www.facebook.com/CommonGroundToledo/)
PS - Welcome to our newest CGT email contacts and hopefully helping hands!
CGT Mission Statement:
To create and maintain a greener and more colorful presence in Toledo by caring for the design, beautification, and maintenance of the planters boxes, gardens, and common areas throughout town.
Best garden ever! Says Brooke Acosta of Toledo Elementary School’s PTO. Check out all the pics.
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ON SALE NOW AT TOLEDO HIGH SCHOOL
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$17.00 PER BOWL
They are always beautiful
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From Camp Singing Wind:
Calling all folks interested in a Toledo Market! During our first meeting we decided to try and host a community event this summer where neighbors can come together to sell/trade homemade and homegrown items. Sort of a farmer's market meets Etsy. With live music, kids activities, and possibly some skilled demonstrations/workshops.
Depending on interest, this event might happen once this summer, once a month, or once a week! The folks in the initial meeting discussed Thursday evening (4-8pm) or Saturdays, with various ideas for downtown locations. Planning an event like this will take a lot of work, so if you're interested in growing our local economy and creating a fun community event, come on out to this second planning meeting.
Billie Washington of Native Soil Farm says: I am so happy and thrilled to have Marcial & Aundrea with their two children Rebecca & James now living at Native Soil Farm.
With their additional inspiration (vision) we will provide a choice and option of nutritious beyond organic produce using Natural Agriculture practices.
Connecting people with the natural world through food and positive inspiration.
If you are in the area please stop by to say hi.
According to my source, the Seed Swap at the library last Saturday was a success, with folks still arriving at 3 PM. Did you bring some? Take Some? Share some? ICYMI*, there’s still a Seed Swap bin at the front desk with packaged seeds.
*In Case You Missed It
Adult Page Turners meet 1:30 p.m. today at Toledo Community Library to discuss March selection: "The Signature Of All Things" by Elizabeth Gilbert, and choose April’s read. Meets last Thursdays monthly. New members welcome. Selections may be ordered from Timberland Regional Library kiosk in the Toledo Library, available in several formats.
While you’re there, enjoy a freshly made cuppa coffee and take home your next favorite read from the Book Sale rack. New titles weekly, low priced, all supporting your community library, powered entirely by volunteers. Tell Charlie I sent you.
Health Corner: Water, The 3rd Pillar
The four pillars* of health are largely within our control - sleep, hydration, nutrition, and exercise.
Drinking 8 glasses of water daily is repeated so often it’s considered fact. But is it? How much is enough?
According to sports nutritionist Nancy Rodriguez, RD, in 15 Hydration Facts For Athletes on Active.com, “enough to consistently void a light-colored urine...”
Bestselling author Shawn Stevenson writes in detail in an article on mindbodygreen about why timing matters and how to improve overall functioning: The Best Time To Drink Water To Maximize Energy.
But another titled Stories warning of dehydration dangers don’t hold water
from HealthNewsReview.org argues there’s no scientific foundation for that claim.
What about sports drinks? That depends.
Healthline.com featured the Good and Bad of Gatorade-type drinks.
LiveStrong.com posts Dr Tina M St John’s opinion: “If you are otherwise healthy, Gatorade is one of several options for rehydration, electrolyte replacement and short-term energy when you're sick.”
Hangover symptoms are due largely to dehydration, and RapidRecoveryRoom.com, a new service in Shreveport, LA offers 3 hydration packages promising to restore your vigor in an hour.
Disclaimer: As always, YMMV**. Use your own judgment.
*Stress is often cited as a fifth controllable factor.
** Your Mileage May Vary
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