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How much water should I drink a day?

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It depends on the individual and there are many factors (both internal and external) that affect our need for water.

Health authorities usually recommend eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallon. This is called the 8×8 rule.

However, there are other health pundits who think we’re always on the brink of dehydration and that we need to sip on water constantly throughout the day… even when we’re not thirsty.

The best way to stay hydrated is to drink more water and drink less or stay away from coffee and sugary drinks during the day.

Drinking water before eating will also help to curb your appetite and may help you lose weight.

Do yourself a favor and drink more water if you are taking medications and are an older adult. The increased water will lead to better blood volume and help your body distribute medications, digest food and flush toxins.

Starting the day with a glass of water is a good way to start the day. After sleeping, it helps to gently get you digestive system ready for the day.

I’m going to work out. Come Back Soon!

The Fit Chick

Community Greens is very happy to welcome The Fit Chick as a contributor. She brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience about Fitness, Health and Lifestyle. If you have a question, please send it along. Thanks!

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Run Soundview with NYRR

Get more info, help plan and volunteer on June 3 for the

1st Soundview Run June 24.

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Bike Soave


Bike Soave – My summer ride. We have history. It’s a Raleigh Technium. The frame is about 30 years old. It was a really interesting build. The main tubes are aluminum and the fork and stays are steel. The whole thing is bonded together with epoxy. Yes, that’s the original color. That’s probably why it was an unbuilt 25″ frame when I bought it from the Bronx Bicycle Center on Gun Hill Road when they were going out of business. I’ve had it probably 20 years. I ride short trips fixed and longer rides single speed.

I’ll add more pictures, specs and ride notes as the season goes on.

BxFxd is back!

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Afro Curated by CZV

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Town Hall at Stevenson High School

I went to last night’s Town Hall at Stevenson HS. Good turn out, good questions and, for the most part, good responses. I was disappointed the Mayor, Commissioners and other elected officials generally lacked knowledge about the Ferry, which will BEGIN OPERATION JUNE 2018. There was no suggestion there was any plan to mitigate traffic, improve parking of amend or improve bus service in our area. They were also unaware of Shorehaven’s proposed relationship and responsibilities to the park and waterfront esplanade. As a community, we need to get together and discuss this before they throw unacceptable, last minute “solutions” on the table. Chuck Vasser

I wanted to make sure you have the information for our upcoming Town Hall we are hosting with Council Member Annabel Palma on May 24th at 7pm at Stevenson High School. Please see the attached flyer for more details and let me know if you have any questions.

Bronx Borough Director
Office of the Mayor | Community Affairs Unit

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It takes more than a village to raise a child in today's world. The world is more than flat or round or sun and moon. It's also the village on the other side of the river. The objects in the sky are different from that view. Community Greens, griot-like, tells a story. I invite you to share my view.


Chuck Vasser

Blacks In Green

There are more of us people of color out there than you realize and we are coming together to express our concerns, ideas and sit at the table!

Chuck Vasser

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Upcoming Events

  • NYBG DEMO Street Tree Care July 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Westchester Square • East Tremont Avenue and Lane Avenue
  • NY Cares Volunteers July 22, 2017 at 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Bissel Gardens
  • FRESH FOOD BOX July 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm THE POINT 940 Garrison Avenue Bronx NY 10474 $12 prepay for a bundle of great groceries!
  • Bissel Gardens Workshop July 29, 2017 at 9:30 am – 11:00 am The Bissel Learning Garden Growing Vegetables - Especially Tomatoes
  • FRESH FOOD BOX August 2, 2017 at 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm THE POINT 940 Garrison Avenue Bronx NY 10474 $12 prepay for a bundle of great groceries!
  • Bissel Garden Workshop August 5, 2017 at 9:30 am – 11:00 am The Bissel Learning Garden Butterfly Gardens
  • FRESH FOOD BOX August 9, 2017 at 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm THE POINT 940 Garrison Avenue Bronx NY 10474 $12 prepay for a bundle of great groceries!
  • NY Cares Volunteers August 26, 2017 at 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Bissel Gardens
  • Building Shelters for Outdoor Cats September 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm ASPCA Midtown Administrative Offices, 520 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
  • NY Cares Volunteers September 23, 2017 at 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Bissel Gardens

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