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Stay Cool (and in Shape!) With These Summer Fitness Tips

August 24, 2016 9:02 am

Taking your workout outdoors this summer? Staying hydrated and maintaining your body’s electrolytes and salts is crucial, especially during hot weather. Keep these tips in mind before breaking a sweat this season!

  • Running at the right hour of the day is important. You want to avoid exercising outside between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. because the sun is strongest then.
  • Wear light colors to reflect the sun and opt for cotton or other lighweight, sweat-wicking fabrics. Also be sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF.
  • You want to drink 7 to 10 ounces of water every 15 minutes, even when you’re not thirsty. Continue to drink water before and after your workout.
  • Refrain from drinking hot coffee before your workout. It can leave you dehydrated and can prevent your body from cooling down effectively.
  • Eat a snack with protein and carbohydrates 30 minutes after your workout.

5 Ways to Exercise Safely in the Heat [U.S. News]
8 Tips for Exercising in Summer Heat [Active]
Essential Tips for Outdoor Exercise [Arm & Hammer]

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Silva Bakery: An Array of Treats, Freshly Baked

August 17, 2016 9:02 am

Owned and operated by Alvaro Silva and his son Bruno, Hayward's Silva Bakery features a delectable array of freshly baked Portuguese artisan breads and pastries. Traditional items include Papo Secos – soft rolls, Pao de Milho – corn bread, Pasteis de Abobora – pumpkin tarts and Bolo de Pico – flatbread from Pico Island. The busy bakers also turn out orange cranberry scones, custard tartlets, linguica rolls stuffed with Portuguese sausage, honey cookies, spice cookies, and cranberry nut biscotti. Also on hand is a nice selection of imported goods to take home, like canned sardines, octopus, cod, mackerel, cheeses, dried cod, olives, sundried tomatoes and garlic. Custom orders are also available for special occasions and celebrations. Silva Bakery is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Please note, you can't see this wonderful establishment from the street, it is located in the parking lot behind the jack in the Box!

Silva Bakery
18563 Mission Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94541

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How to Squeeze Every Inch Out of Your Apartment’s Square Footage

August 10, 2016 9:02 am

Use these smart, simple tips for squeezing every inch out of your apartment’s floor plan and you’ll be amazed at how much extra space you'll find!

  • Choose multifunctional pieces. Get rid of all of the furniture in your home that doesn’t play double-duty as something else. Choose sofas with built-in storage, a bed with hidden drawers, and a television credenza with a bookshelf to minimize the wasted space that comes from having too much furniture.
  • Arrange… and rearrange. Arrange your furniture as many times as it takes to find a perfect flow. You’ll want to be able to comfortably walk from room to room without bumping into things, which takes some trial and error. If something doesn’t fit, it likely means that you don’t have use for it.
  • Think vertically, not just horizontally. Many people forget about the horizontal space that they’re missing when furnishing a room. Add stacks of shelves on every wall, hanging organizers on the backs of doors, or new, custom storage systems from floor to ceiling in the closet.
  • Maximize natural light. Finally, replace dark drapes with sheer curtains to allow in as much light as possible and make your space feel brighter.

How to Maximize Space in a Small Apartment [Freshome]
Ten Apartment Organization Tips to Maximize Space [Forbes]
How to Maximize Your Apartment Space [For Rent]

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