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Michelle Walker, the Recreational Specialist at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., poses for her photo in the base gym on November 2, 2011.  Michelle was hired to work at the base gym to train, educate and encourage McEntire’s airmen to remain “fit to fight” and excel in the new Air Force fitness standards. 
(SCANG photo by TSgt Caycee Cook)

Michelle Walker, the Recreational Specialist at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., poses for her photo in the base gym on November 2, 2011. Michelle was hired to work at the base gym to train, educate and encourage McEntire’s airmen to remain “fit to fight” and excel in the new Air Force fitness standards. (SCANG photo by TSgt Caycee Cook)

MCENTIRE JOINT NATIONAL GUARD BASE, S.C. --

List of Best Foods to Boost Your Immune System
     
     Citrus fruits
     Red bell peppers
     Broccoli
     Garlic
     Ginger
     Spinach
     Yogurt
     Almonds
     Sunflower seeds
     Turmeric
     Green tea
     Papaya
     Kiwi
     Poultry
     Shellfish

Turmeric Sauteed Greens (serves 4-6)
Ingredients
•    1 tablespoon olive oil
•    3 garlic cloves, minced
•    1 2-inch piece fresh turmeric
•    2 bunches kale, spinach, or swiss chard, thinly sliced
•    1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
•    2 tablespoons water
Preparation
1. Heat oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat.
2. Add garlic and turmeric and saute for 30 seconds.

3. Add kale and salt and saute for 1 minute.

4. Add water to the pan and cook stirring until the greens are just wilted and serve.

Hamstring stretch while lying down (with a towel)

1.    Lie on the ground with both legs bent.
2.    Fold the towel across the ball of your left foot, and hold the strap with both hands.
3.    Gently pull the strap and extend your left leg upward. The sole of your left foot should be facing the ceiling.
4.    Hold the position for about 10 to 15 seconds.
5.    Put your left leg down and repeat the steps with the strap on the ball of your right foot.