The logo for Allen Neighborhood Center is a mosaic that shows the breadth and depth of its service to the community, with emphasis on specific program areas: gardening represented by a leaf, neighborhood outreach represented by an open door, and food systems represented by a fork and spoon.
One out of every two U.S. adults is living with a chronic disease, such as heart disease, cancer, or diabetes. These diseases contribute to disability and premature death. In addition, the medical treatment of chronic diseases incurs substantial costs for individuals, families, and the nation.
The good news is that many chronic diseases can be delayed, prevented, or managed through healthy behaviors. Along with eating a healthy diet and avoiding tobacco use, people can decrease their risk of chronic disease by being physically active. Physical activity can help people with chronic diseases manage their conditions. In addition, physical activity reduces the risk of premature death and supports positive mental health and healthy aging—making it one of the most important actions people can take to improve their overall health.
To obtain substantial health benefits, the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity, or an equivalent combination, each week.
Allen Neighborhood Center’s, ‘Market Moves’, is a program designed to improve the physical activity, health, and fresh produce consumption of adults through a structured fitness program. Market Moves sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-7 and Saturday mornings from 10-11. For every hour-long session that participants attend,they will be able to redeem them at the weekly Allen Street Farmer’s Market for a $5 token to be used for purchase of produce from farmers or vendors!
If you would like to step it up and join the Surgeon General’s call to action, become a part of Market Moves – Let’s get moving!
November 6, doors at 7:30, show starts at 8pm, Allen Market Place.
Veteran of the concert and festival stage, the recording studio, clubs, and listening rooms, Madcat Midnight Blues Journey (aka MMBJ) brings seasoned stage presence and improvisational exuberance to standard and obscure blues tunes, folk and jazz melodies, and original music. Expect a rocking journey through familiar blues destinations… but be ready to take a trip down the musical fork in the road with Madcat Midnight Blues Journey. Come out for awesome jams, food beverage and Sleepwalker Spirits and Ale products.