Eat healthy, live active, enjoy Waimea celebration

How would you like to win an Apple Watch?

It doesn’t get much easier than the deal Times Super Markets is offering right now. But, as with any such deal, hurry, because you don’t have much time left.

Here’s how it works:

Times Super Markets wants you, by Feb. 26, to submit a photo of yourself showing how you stay active and healthy. Now that doesn’t mean you have to be running, biking or swimming. Remember, it’s “how you stay active and healthy.”

So Times has received photos of people skipping, hiking, skating, surfing and playing in the sand. Pictures of people walking, waving, flashing a shaka, lounging in the water and just sitting at the beach have been submitted.

This is one of those win-win situations you hear about — it encourages people to be active and it offers a heckuva incentive that will keep you on the path toward better health long after you’ve turned in your picture. An Apple Watch Series 4 would be pretty cool on your wrist, anyway.

Times already does a good job of promoting fitness and health with its fresh products and lineup of healthy living foods. This “Eat Healthy Live Active” program is another way of giving people an incentive to live well. And, let’s admit it, we all need some motivation now and then to get off the couch and get out the front door. Times is doing just that.

So go through your pictures, old or new, and submit your entry. Just go to timessupermarkets.com.

Waimea Town Celebration

While we’re encouraging you to live active and eat healthy, we must point out all the activities to do just that at the Waimea Town Celebration. This wonderful community event in its 42nd year has everything and anything you could want. Some of the highlights we would like to suggest because they are all about active living for Saturday are:

• Slow pitch softball tournament: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Waimea Athletic Field.

• Kauai Paniolo Showdown Rodeo: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Friendship Do Ranch. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children (5 to 12 years old).

• Paniolo hat lei contest: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., West Kauai Visitor Center.

• Three-on-three basketball tournament: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Waimea Athletic Field.

• Caper Fun Run: 7 a.m. start time, Waimea Plantation Cottages. $40 late registration.

• Na i ‘Ole Kaumuali‘i Canoe Regatta: 8 a.m. to noon, Waimea Landing.

The Captain Cook Caper Run, long one of our favorites, offers 5k, 10k, and 2k courses. You get bused to the starting lines of the 5k and 10k, but you need to be there by 6:30 a.m. and, really, earlier than that. The folks who organize this fun run make sure everyone has a good time, and the T-shirt you receive is a keeper. Each year, they come up with a terrific design and great color. After the race, enjoy the awards and the refreshments.

And, while this next one isn’t necessarily about health and fitness, it’s so much fun we have to encourage you to check it out:

• Ice-cream-eating contest: Noon, Old Waimea Mill site. Free. Sign up at 11:30 a.m. next to the big stage at the Heritage of Aloha Ho‘olaule‘a. Stick around for the ukulele contest, too.

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