Cedar Grove Park: Work Out with the Whole Family

July 27, 2015 2:08 pm

You've probably never seen a gym quite like the one at Cedar Grove Park. For one thing, there are no walls. The collection of weight and cardio machines resides entirely outdoors, arranged atop a large section of sandy ground. Just because the outdoor gym doesn't have electricity to work with doesn't mean it's lacking in equipment. Here, you can pedal on an entirely muscle-powered elliptical, tone your biceps on two-person weight machine, or strengthen other problem areas with the other eclectic equipment.

If you have kids along with you, however, they'll probably be more interested in getting their exercise in at Cedar Grove Park's playground. True to its name, the park is rife with flourishing trees, so the playground boasts plenty of shady protection from the sun (augmented by canopies over most of the equipment). Keep a close eye while your youngsters crawl through tunnels, race down slides, and scale the rock-climbing wall.

Cedar Grove Park
11385 Pioneer Road
Tustin, CA 92782

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The Original Taco Factory: Take a Trip to the Salsa Bar

July 21, 2015 4:40 pm

A trip to the salsa bar comes as part of your meal at The Original Taco Factory, and you shouldn't pass it up. The pico de gallo snags rave reviews from many customers, and it's just one of the freshly blended toppers available at the bar. Red and green sauces, toppings like cilantro and green onion, and other fixings also reside in the salsa bar. They're the perfect way to cap off any of the authentic Mexican fare on the menu, whether you stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

You can always go with something classic such as the "famous" burrito, stuffed with your choice of meat (beef, steak, pork, or chicken) and guacamole, gooey cheese, and either hot or mild salsa. It's the best-selling thing on the menu at The Original Taco Factory, but far from your only option. You can also dig into tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, or the more unexpected machaca plate. The latter consists of steak and eggs with salsa, rice and beans, and corn or flour tortillas.

The Original Taco Factory
14455 Newport Avenue
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 731-1111

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Boost Energy and Fight Cramps with These Potassium-Rich Foods

July 14, 2015 3:58 pm

If you engage in high levels of activity, you already know that potassium from foods like bananas prevent cramps and stabilize your energy supply. Potassium is a vital mineral that also helps prevent hypertension and can be found in many other foods. Here are two other foods that are high in potassium:

  1. Potatoes. Grab a few spuds to get a huge boost of potassium. Red, white, or sweet, they make great sources of this nutrient. One medium potato contains 751 milligrams of potassium.
  2. Yogurt. This quick and delicious snack contains 531 milligrams of potassium in a mere eight ounces. For the healthiest choice, go for plain yogurt to avoid extra sugar hidden in the fruit.

Top 10 Foods Highest in Potassium [Healthaliciousness]
15 Foods That Are High In Potassium [Health.com]
Food with More Potassium than a Banana [Huffington Post]
Potassium and Your CKD Diet [National Kidney Foundation]

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