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Taste of Colorado This Weekend!

September 1, 2015 6:04 pm

Yet another Labor Day is right around the corner! Why does the Colorado summer seem to race by so quickly? A great way to embrace the end of summer and beginning of fall is by attending Taste of Colorado – Festival of Mountain and Plain. Enjoy the best in music & food at Civic Center Park and the cost to attend? IT'S FREE!

Presented By: A Taste of Colorado
Venue: Civic Center Park
Address: E. Broadway Ave. & Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80202
Cost: Free
Time: Friday: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday: 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

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The How and Why of Post-Workout Cool-Downs

August 26, 2015 5:14 pm

While the suggested cool-down period may seem unnecessary, experts agree that it is actually one of the most essential parts of your workout. Here are a few reasons why you should cool down after exercising — and how to do it properly.

  • Know the effects. Working out raises your heart rate, dilates your blood vessels, and increases your body’s temperature. Cooling down helps bring these factors back to normal gradually.
  • Care for your muscles. Cooling down should also include thorough stretching, as it reduces the build-up of lactic acid in your muscles and prevent cramping or stiffness.
  • Walk until you’re cooled down. Walk for at least five minutes, or longer if your workout was very intense. Stop once your heart rate gets back to 120 beats per minute.
  • Stretch thoroughly. Stretch each of your limbs for at least 30 seconds, making sure that you don’t bounce or overextend your muscles. Make sure to breathe while you’re stretching.
  • Stay hydrated. As with all parts of exercise, you should make sure to drink water after working out to help prevent dehydration.

Warm Up, Cool Down [Heart.org]
How to Stretch After a Workout [Nerd Fitness]
7 Crucial Stretches for Post-Workout [Cheat Sheet]
Recovery: The Truth About Stretching [Web MD]

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This Thursday- Music & Margaritaaahs!

August 24, 2015 1:11 pm

The fun will begin at 5:30pm and go until 7:30pm. Come thirsty and hungry–we will be providing refreshments and food that you won't want to miss out on! (chips, salsa, guacamole, queso, beans, rice, botana platters, green chili, Fat Tire beer, margaritas, iced tea, and popsicles!)

Socialize with neighbors, dance to DJ Mike Majic, play yard games, and celebrate summer before it's over!

Bring donations for the Ronald McDonald house (non perishable items, household cleaning supplies, monetary donations, etc.) for your chance to win a variety of prizes, including a Visa Gift Card!

RSVP to themanhattanMKT@windsorcommunities.com or 720.904.2500 before Wednesday, August 26th.

You won't want to miss it!

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