Kevin Cody

BCHD offers election stress reduction workshop

BCHD offers election stress reduction workshop

The Beach Cities Health District is presenting a mindfulness-based stress reduction workshop just in time for the March 3 city council, Measure B and Measure O municipal elections.

 Alyssa Morin

Redondo Beach celebrates Food Day with film screening, discussion

Redondo Beach celebrates Food Day with film screening, discussion

The Redondo Beach hosts a Food Day event on Saturday, October 25 with a screening of the film “Farm-City, State” and a panelist discussion and Q&A.

 Special Contributor

Run or Walk with the “Blue Crew” At the Redondo Beach 10K/5K

Run or Walk with the “Blue Crew” At the Redondo Beach 10K/5K

by Ali Noller, Marketing and Engagement Specialist Blue Zones Project – Beach Cities Health District Before you sit down to the showdown between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII, mount your own defense to the finger food fiesta that’s synonymous with the big game by lacing up your sneakers for […]

 Kevin Cody

Blue Zones Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach health initiative

Blue Zones Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach health initiative

Click on Blue Zones Memorial Magazine for a collection of articles about the Beach Cities Health District/Healthways Blue Zones Project, which  arrived in the Beach Cities three years ago. Blue Zones’ goal was to give residents of Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach measurably longer, healthier, and happier lives. Easy Reader  committed itself from the outset to […]

 Brad Jacobson

Beach Cities Walking School Bus programs saves 15,000 car trips as kids take 30 million steps [VIDEO]

Beach Cities Walking School Bus programs saves 15,000 car trips as kids take 30 million steps [VIDEO]

The Blue Zones Project “Walking School Bus” program kicked off this morning throughout the Beach Cities, as hundreds of kids walked together to school. According to Blue Zones, the program saves 15,000 car trips — 11,000 miles total, annually — and generates 30 million steps by the kids themselves. “For anyone, whether you are a child […]

 Blue Zones Project

Blueberry Aqua Fresca

By Winy Chen, Registered Dietitian at Beach Cities Health District To keep my family cool and hydrated throughout the hot months, I often make aqua fresca rather than artificial fruit punch. Nothing beats the power of a simple, nutritious and beautifully refreshing drink on a hot July day. Hope you enjoy! Blueberry Aqua Fresca Ingredients […]

 Courtney Hermann

Zumba in the Park: getting active, finding your ‘right tribe’ in Redondo Beach

Zumba in the Park: getting active, finding your ‘right tribe’ in Redondo Beach

With over 1,600 people participating in the Beach Cities Health District’s free event, Zumba in the Park, you can’t deny that this truly is an amazing community to be a part of. With the slogan, “Come Join The Party,” Zumba has quickly become one of the most fun and exhilarating workouts out there. With the […]

 Blue Zones Project

Blue Zones recipe: Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes

Blue Zones recipe: Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes

By Winy Chen, Registered Dietitian at Beach Cities Health District Who doesn’t enjoy light, fluffy pancakes?  Most kids love them, so why not give your children’s breakfast a healthy lift? The following recipe is from the cookbook “Appetite for Life,” a nutritious family cookbook loaded with kid-approved treats. The buckwheat flour and blueberries used in […]

 Blue Zones Project

Blue Zones recipe: Wild Blueberry Biscotti

Blue Zones recipe: Wild Blueberry Biscotti

By Winy Chen, Registered Dietitian at Beach Cities Health District Did you know not all blueberries are alike? By comparison, cultivated blueberries are larger and contain more juices, whereas wild blueberries have more flavor and antixodiants by weight. I’m actually very fond of dried wild blueberries. I package them in individual snack bags as my […]

 Blue Zones Project

Winy’s Kitchen: Blueberries, Nature’s “Superfruit”

By Winy Chen, registered dietician at Beach Cities Health District This time of year, blueberries are abundant in the Farmers’ Markets, which is convenient for my family considering the berry is one of our favorite super foods. When eaten in season, the berries are plump, juicy and irresistibly sweet. We eat so many blueberries in […]

 Special Contributor

Blue Zones “Plant Slant” Q&A: Wendell Covalt

Blue Zones “Plant Slant” Q&A: Wendell Covalt

by Courtney Hermann/HealthyMakeovers.com It’s all fine and dandy to keep hearing every author and nutritionist say how important it is to eat a whole food, plant-based diet but how do you REALLY know? We hear and read advice over an over again, but until we see and hear an actual person who has been living […]

 Blue Zones Project

Winy’s Kitchen: Beet-Avocado-Pear “Carpaccio” Recipe

by Winy Chen, Registered Dietitian at Beach Cities Health District The first “American” vegetarian restaurant I dined in was the Moosewood Restaurant near Cornell University, where I studied. Bon Appetit magazine names the restaurant  one of the thirteen most influential restaurants of the 20th century. And thanks to the Moosewood Cookbook, I’ve been inspired to […]

 Blue Zones Project

Winy’s Kitchen: Beets – The Jewels of Denial

By Winy Chen, Registered Dietitian at Beach Cities Health District I’ll be the first person to admit that I never cared for beets growing up, primarily because they weren’t a staple of my Asian diet, but also because they stain my clothes, fingers and even my countertops… Steer me away from beets. However, I should […]

 Taylor Moore

Walking school bus picks up steam in Redondo, as does Blue Zones Project

Walking school bus picks up steam in Redondo, as does Blue Zones Project

They come from all directions, rolling backpacks behind them and clutching books and papers in hand. Despite the early hour, energy is high as a dozen elementary school students wait for the bus on one of their last days of school for the year. As the group grows, so does the chatter and laughter, and […]

 Blue Zones Project

Get Your Blue Zones “Plant Slant” On!

Get Your Blue Zones “Plant Slant” On!

When the folks with Blue Zones Project came to GROW a few years ago with the idea that together we could help make the South Bay one of the healthiest areas in the country, we said, “What the heck is a Blue Zone?” And then we said, “yes!”

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