Monday, September 1, 2014

Four Surprising Facts About Sugar Consumption

August 26, 2014 1:00 pm

Managing your sugar intake is important for all people, no matter how physically fit you are. Unfortunately, most Americans consume far too much sugar. These fascinating facts about sugar consumption will change the way you look at sweets forever.

  1. The average American consumes about 22 teaspoons of sugar each day, which is far beyond the recommended daily amount. The average American child consumes even more than that, totaling over 30 teaspoons in just one day.
  2. There is no set daily recommendation for sugar intake, and the number is often controversial. Some sources say that your sugar intake should not make up more than 10% of your daily calories, while others say that 25% of your daily calories is safe.
  3. Consuming too much refined sugar impacts the body in a number of negative ways, and these extend far beyond just weight gain. Refined sugar is also linked to insomnia, hair loss, tooth decay, and colon cancer, among other things.
  4. Carbonated soft drinks are the largest sources of refined sugar in the American diet. Just one 64 ounce soda packs a whopping 53 teaspoons of sugar, which far exceeds your daily limit. In fact, it’s more than the average person should consume in one week. Replace that soda with a glass of water instead!

14 Mind-Blowing Facts About Sugar [Mind Body Green]
Sugar Facts [Calorie Count]
10 Things You Don't Know About Sugar (And What You Don't Know Could Hurt You) [Huffington Post]
Sugar 101 [American Heart Association]
The sweet life and what it costs us [Face the Facts USA]

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Philadelphia Zoo: Lions and Tigers and Bears (and More)

August 19, 2014 3:09 pm

Whether you’re looking for an afternoon activity for the kids or a fun daytime date idea, the Philadelphia Zoo has something for all ages. This impressive wild animal zoo is the first zoo in the country, dating back to 1859. Today, the zoo is home to more than 1,300 animals, birds, reptiles, and aquatic creatures, many of which are on the endangered species list.

This zoo is unique because of how open the animals’ areas are, with spacious walkways that enable the larger animals to have space to roam while still maintaining a safe distance from visitors. Large, sprawling areas emulating the animals’ natural habitats house exotic creatures like gorillas, elephants, polar bears, and everyone’s favorite big cats, including the endangered Amur leopard.

The Philadelphia Zoo also offers a kids’ zoo, a variety of food options, and a gift shop to take home a souvenir. The zoo is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Philadelphia Zoo
3400 W. Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 243-1100

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Important Work Order Announcement

August 15, 2014 4:47 pm

Our Leasing Office will lose connectivity to the Internet on Saturday, August 16th at approximately 3pm. The connectivity may not return until Monday, August 18th when the office re-opens.

During the time of outage, we ask that if you are requesting for service to be completed in your home, that you submit a work order by contacting the leasing office. As always, we ask that all emergency work orders not be submitted through our online resident website so that we can promptly address the work needed.

We appreciate your cooperation in this matter!

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