Meridian Star

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May 19, 2013

Obadiah MHV

MERIDIAN —     Members of the Obadiah Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers were provided tips on nutrition and fitness at the club's April meeting.

    Club vice president Nancy Cook advised the following on nutrition:

    • Keep your metabolism in check and working at it's highest potential. Healthy eating = don't starve yourself.

    • Eat a good breakfast. After a good night's sleep, your body is trying to conserve energy. Try to avoid sugary or fatty foods for your first meal so your body can spend energy instead of generating fat.

    • Eat two more meals, a sensible lunch and supper.

    • Avoid snacking as this will lower metabolism and cause the body to store fat instead of burning it.

    • Eat healthy foods – you can make a difference if only 30 percent of the calories come from fat.

    Cook also advised members to exercise.

    "Just move it! Physical activity increases your metabolism," she said. "By exercising more muscle you will burn more energy. After exercising 30 minutes daily, your body will begin to burn stored fat for energy."

    Walking, gardening, bowling and lite or heavy house work were recommended by Cook as ways to keep moving.

    During the business session, the minutes, roll call and recycle count was conducted by Robin Doerner, secretary. Georgia Snowden, treasurer, presented the financial report.

    Club president Caroline Wilson thanked everyone for attending the council meeting, which the club hosted. Sixteen members and two guests attended. Cultural arts was well represented by Obadiah MHV, with three club members crafts going to the Mississippi State council competition: an afghan by Lyda Tingle; a recycle item {plastic bag mat for the homeless} by Elouise Ethridge; and a patriotic bead mat and needlepoint note pad cover by Caroline Wilson.

    The next call council meeting will be the Legislative Luncheon on May 31 at 11:30 a.m at the East Mississippi Electric Power Association (EMEPA) auditorium. All elected officials are encouraged to attend.

    Rae Clarke was welcomed as a new member.

    Nancy Cook and Lou Limerick reported on the cookie decoration for children at The Threefoot Arts Festival.

    After the pledge to the flag, refreshments were served by hostesses Elaine Herber and Elouise Ethridge.

    The next meeting of the Obadiah MHV will be June 3 at 7 p.m. in the Center Hill Community Center on Gum Log Road in Bailey. Hostesses will be Caroline Wilson and Lyda Tingle.

    • Report submitted by Elouise Ethridge.

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