Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Camp Soar: NC Special Olympics Athlete Retreat
This camp is held at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) here in Charlotte and has been running for over 15 years. We have been blessed to be a sponsor and volunteer for the last 2 years. Last year we did a partial program completing 5 sessions and had a great experience. So in 2015 we decided to commit to the full week program, and were able to deliver 13 sessions to all the age groups. The reward of working with this special group of people is hard to articulate, but is a true blessing in many ways. The genuine love and joy these campers share with you make any effort worth it. The volunteers who come and give of themselves to these individuals get to see how good it feels to serve others. The experience leaves a glow on your soul as you get to help these challenged and sometimes isolated people, just get to be accepted and loved as they are. And for just a little while this crazy divided world shines with the light of love and compassion. It gives me hope that we can find a way to lift each other up and make our world a place full of caring for each other.
Please consider volunteering and making a donation to Camp SOAR.
“If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” Steve Jobs
Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: 5 HR Training Zones – Zone 1
Very light, 50-60%
Benefits: improves overall health and helps recovery
Feels like: very easy for muscles and breathing
Recommended for: weight management, active recovery
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Nutrition Tip: In Your Sleep
Help your body process carbohydrates by getting a good night’s sleep. A recent study revealed that people with a sleep debt had lower glucose tolerance compared to when they were well rested. Impaired glucose tolerance may increase the risk of carbohydrate metabolism disorders, such as hypoglycemia. Try to eat less carbohydrates within the time you will go to sleep and get 6-8 hours of sleep each night.
“Every now and then go away and have a little relaxation. To remain constantly at work will diminish your judgment. Go some distance away, because work will be in perspective and a lack of harmony is more readily seen.” Leonardo da Vinci