By Letters From Our Readers | Bay Area News Group March 4, 2018 at 9:51 am Trade California lifestyle for higher-ranked state? In a recent USA Today analysis, California is ranked as having the worst quality of life in the entire nation. As a California resident, I take offense at the designation. I understand that housing prices are outrageous. I understand that traffic jams are some of the worst in the nation. I understand that the success of many industries has left many others behind, contributing to some of the worst inequality in the nation. But next to Hawaii, California has the best weather in the country. California has the beaches, the deserts, the mountains and some of the most beautiful national and state parks in the nation. Loren SpiekermanFoster City … [Read more...] about Letter: Would you trade the California lifestyle for higher-ranked state?
Inspirada offers award-winning parks that are home to practices and games for youth and adult sports leagues. (Inspirada) Inspirada, the eighth top-selling master-planned community in the country, collaborates with the city of Henderson to offer recreation leagues in sports for all ages from youth to adult, including football, soccer, softball, tennis and bocce. And Inspirada’s robust lifestyle programming delivers social and pet-friendly activities to its residents, who have access to a complete package unrivaled in other master-planned communities in the valley. “We have ongoing conversations with the Inspirada Community Association about ways to further enhance our park offerings to residents and others,” said Scott Young, recreation program coordinator with city of Henderson. “As Inspirada has grown, so have leagues which began operations to capitalize on the new population growing in the area. We also are seeing a demand for adult sport leagues and plan to … [Read more...] about Inspirada inspires healthy lifestyles
Story highlights "There are no quick fixes," says a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Sleep impacts hunger and satiety hormones, so getting enough can make or break your weight loss efforts (CNN)Do you have pounds to lose but don't have a weight loss plan? If you are seriously considering how to go about shedding pounds, there are three proven levels of intervention, depending on your individual needs. Intervention 1: Lifestyle changes Intervention 2: Medications Intervention 3: Surgery Our first intervention begins and ends with yourself. Read More "If you really want to keep weight off, it requires permanent lifestyle changes. ... There are no quick fixes," said Mascha Davis, a registered dietitian and national spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "Otherwise, the weight loss is temporary, and you can gain it back when you go back to old habits." Will your diet start Monday? Try the 'non-diet diet' To get started … [Read more...] about Weight loss that works: Lifestyle changes
La Posada, a continuing care retirement community in Palm Beach Gardens, will open a new four-story apartment tower in March, adding 54 sophisticated residences to the campus. Amenities at Mallorca — a self-contained community — include a restaurant, wine bar, spa with full spa services, salon, fitness space, and beautifully appointed indoor and outdoor social areas. The residences at Mallorca feature studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, all equipped with full kitchens, washers and dryers, and balconies. Many of the Mallorca residences will have views of the lake. Residents of the new tower will enjoy housekeeping services, scheduled transportation, wellness and lifestyles programing, and access to the five star rated Health Care Center and all amenities of La Posada. “Mallorca will enhance our 22-acre campus, and will add another lifestyle experience that will enrich the lives of all La Posada residents,” said Andy Kohlberg, president and chief executive … [Read more...] about For its residents, La Posada provides a perpetually enriching lifestyle
By Rachel Nania | @rnania February 23, 2018 2:16 am 02/23/2018 02:16am Why live inside four walls when you can have moving walls? An exhibit at the National Building Museum showcases solutions to accommodate the country's housing needs. WASHINGTON — In the 1950s, nuclear families represented 43 percent of American households. Now, they account for 20 percent. And while lifestyles and statistics have evolved over the years, the country’s housing supply, for the most part, has not. “People now live with roommates, they live with adult family members, they have their mother move in with them, their adult children stay at home — you really see a big range of people sharing their homes of all incomes and ages,” said Sarah Watson, deputy director of Citizens Housing & Planning. “So the majority of households are these nontraditional households, but we keep designing households for that typical nuclear … [Read more...] about Moving walls, kitchen in a box: Functional design to accommodate modern lifestyles