Health & Fitness Briefs
Focus on the positive
We all experience unbelievable sadness at times. There’s so much going on in the world around us, including war, death, starvation and the list goes on. It’s easy to become overwhelmed just by watching the news or dealing with day-to-day issues. Try taking a moment to reflect on something new and good that happened to you today. It doesn’t need to be big. Did you see the sun rise, someone smile, a new flower, or the sun set? So many things (large and small) in the course of the day are pleasant. Was it difficult to conjure up this picture? At the end of the day remembering our litany of stresses is easy, but remembering the good things is often more difficult. Try changing this focus on the negative with recalling the positive as well.
Source: Molly Ross, executive director, Integris James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit
Moore resident featured on weight loss show
A Moore resident’s yearlong weight loss journey will be chronicled on the ABC series “Extreme Weight Loss.” The episode airs from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
After leaving the Marines, Kenny O’Neal became depressed and quickly gained more than 150 pounds. When a tornado ripped through his hometown, destroying his children’s school and his childhood home, the 35-year-old married father of three realized how short life is and vowed to turn his life around once and for all.
According to a news release, during his yearlong transformation, O’Neal will shed the pounds, face a brutal “GoRuck” challenge and learn to control his temper.
Childhood obesity focus of ‘Riding It Forward’ event
Former Florida State University football player and “Biggest Loser” finalist Joe Ostaszewski will bike across Oklahoma during his “Riding It Forward” movement.
Joe Ostaszewski will be in Oklahoma City from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 27 for the “Riding It Forward” event, which will be held at The Great Lawn, Myriad Gardens, 301 W Reno Ave. The event will consist of healthy living stations, fun walk/run for all fitness levels and an open bike ride with Ostaszewksi. Families are encouraged to come and enjoy some fun healthy living activities. This event is sponsored by Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service/4-H Youth Development. For more information about the Riding It Forward Movement and National 4-H healthy living programs, visit www.ridingitforward.com and www.4-h.org.
FROM STAFF REPORTS