Published on Thursday, December 19 2013 16:31
More than 800 donors contributed more than $950,000 to Rebuild Lyons – One Life at a Time, a joint effort of The Lyons Community Foundation and the Lyons Community Basic Needs and Emergency Fund. The entire amount will be distributedRead more: Rebuild Lyons - One Life At A Time Will Mail Nearly $1 Million In Checks Tomorrow
Published on Thursday, December 19 2013 16:10
By David McIntyre, Lyons Bluesologist
If you haven’t figured it out yet, I love all kinds of music, and this weekend’s line up at Oskars is a perfect example of that. I should clarify that. I don’t really like bebop or heavy metal; metal hurts my ears, and I cannot follow or understandRead more: Diverse Weekend Of Music
Published on Thursday, December 19 2013 16:04
High Street Concerts friends and volunteers have been working hard in our beloved Town of Lyons this fall, as we recover and rebuild from the devastation of the Great Flood of 2013. Many of us have suffered great loss, and all have beenRead more: High Street Concerts Return
Published on Thursday, December 19 2013 16:00
Last month I covered eating and weight loss; the uphill obstacles and pitfalls. So with that same idea I decided to expand on those ideas, specifically appropriate portions and sensible choices. I think we all like to be aware of these factors in the midst of holiday rush, parties, and all the delectable goodies out there. So what is appropriate and healthy for you this holiday season?
First off, we are lucky to live in such a fit active area. It’s not uncommon to attend a holiday party and hear conversations regarding a marathon, bike race, skiing, or hiking a fourteener. I love this about where we live and it is the active lifestyle that I embrace for myself and my family.
However often I hear the idea popping up of, I can eat whatever I want because I hiked, ran, biked etc. I myself fall into that idea every now and again as well. But what is really appropriate for caloric consumption? Most people are surprised at how many calories they consume and how few calories they expend doing their favorite active endeavor. An active male should burn between 2000 and 2500 calories daily. An active woman should burn between 1500 and 2000 calories daily.
This range can become bigger due to factors such as metabolism, age, sex, level and intensity of activity to name a few.
Also if you are wondering, men can consume more calories than their female counterpart because in general their sex has greater muscle mass and less body fat than females, making caloric expenditure greater for the male population.
Now that you have an idea of what your appropriate caloric consumption is, how about your calorie expenditure. I recommend tracking calories as an appropriate way to be aware of what you are consuming, but also what you are expending with physical exercise. Regardless if weight loss is your goal, calorie tracking is a way to check in with your food and exercise choices to see if they are balancing each other appropriately. I like My Fitness Pal for caloric tracking because the database of food is very complete as well as the caloric counts on exercise seem to be pretty accurate. However there are several websites out there devoted to calorie counting, so find one that works for you. Calories in - calories out, is simple and effective. Remember as I mentioned last week one pound of body fat is equal to 3500 calories, so there is a lot of caloric expenditure in that one pound.
Finally remember not only that you eat healthy, but also that you eat appropriately. I hear all the time, “I eat healthy.” Yes you may eat healthy but do you eat too much? Most Americans do. I don’t care if you are eating Twinkies or a chicken salad. If you eat too much of either you will gain weight. So make sure that your calories expended balance your calories consumed.
Good luck on a happy healthy appropriately portion sized holiday season.
Published on Thursday, December 19 2013 15:25
Mental Health Partners opened a Drop-in Help Center in Lyons last week to aid residents there who are coping with emotional distress related to the September flooding. This site was selected because Lyons was extremely hard hit by the September flood. In addition, the Lyons facility is near surrounding mountain communities that were also impacted by theRead more: Drop-In Center Opens In Lyons
Published on Thursday, December 19 2013 12:43
By Katherine Jonjak
The basketball season began last week with Lady Lions competing in the Highland Basketball Tournament. The girls program is headed by second year coach Sandy Mitchell, who is assisted by Jason Maguire and David James. The team competes in the 3A/2A Patriot League. This is a league that has tested the Lady Lions (2A) for several years due to theRead more: Lady Lions Hoop Season Gets Underway
Published on Thursday, December 19 2013 12:38
The Lyons Middle/Senior High School held their Winter Band Concert in the school’s Cafetorium last Wednesday evening (December 11) to an appreciative, and enthusiastic gathering of family and friends. The sixth grade Beginning BandRead more: Band And Choir Concerts Wow Crowd
Published on Thursday, December 19 2013 08:48
On New Year’s Eve, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) will be offering free rides on all regularly-scheduled bus and train service, as well as Access-a-Ride and SkyRide services. Free service will run from 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, to 6 a.m. on New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1.Read more: RTD to Offer Free Rides during New Year's Eve
Published on Wednesday, December 18 2013 17:58
On Friday, December 20, at 7 p.m., the Quarry Gals are hosting a Community Christmas Carol Sing. It will be held in the warmth of the Lyons Community Church. The theme is “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and it will be a celebration of Lyon’s recovery and residents returning to their homes. Everyone is invited!