The Irvine Museum: Marvel at California Art of the Impressionist Period

November 18, 2014 4:41 pm

California's once open and limitless land may be a thing of the past, but that doesn't mean you can't view the remarkable landscape. With free admission, you can visit The Irvine Museum, where art work that captured such beautiful scenery is on display. Much of the art in the museum is dedicated to the California art of the Impressionist Period (1890-1930).

The Irvine Museum's mission is to educate visitors about American Impressionism that is connected to California's breathtaking landscape. Through art, the Irvine Museum's goal is to show visitors how beautiful the land of California is and how important it is to preserve the environment.

The Irvine Museum offers many tours of its exhibitions. A weekly tour is offered every Thursday at 11:15 a.m.. The museum is closed on Sunday, Monday and on some holidays.

The Irvine Museum
18881 Von Karman Ave.
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 476-0294

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What Are Aerobic Exercises?

November 11, 2014 4:39 pm

Does walking count as an aerobic exercise? Is playing golf an aerobic workout? These are common questions, and many people don’t understand what qualifies an activity as an aerobic exercise. If you want to learn more about aerobics, these informative facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can help:

  • Aerobic activity, or “cardio”, is any activity that increases your heart rate and makes you breathe faster. Aerobic activity isn’t just reserved for working out – biking, dancing and even walking up the stairs are all aerobic activities.
  • The intensity is how hard your aerobic activity is. Aerobic activity is grouped into light, moderate or vigorous intensities, and light intensity activities usually don’t count toward fitness guidelines.
  • Moderate-intensity activities include things like walking quickly or playing tennis..
  • Vigorous-intensity activities include running, swimming laps or playing basketball.
  • If you haven’t worked out regularly or have taken time off from working out, don’t start out with vigorous-intensity activity. Begin with moderate-intensity activities and work your way up to avoid injury and build stamina.

Visit the CDC's website to learn more about aerobic exercises.

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New Facebook Sweepstakes! Enter to Win an iPad Mini!

November 6, 2014 1:22 pm

To enter the Sweepstakes, Like our Facebook Page and then look for the Sweepstakes tab (image shown below) located on our Facebook Page to enter. Sweepstakes ends December 31, 2014.

For mobile users ONLY, like our Facebook Page, and then click here to enter!

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