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  • It’s Your Health: Trimming down after holidays — part 2 Published 3/30/2008 at 10:12 p.m. 0 comments

    We’re a finicky lot when it comes to food. Many equate healthy with unappetizing. If we omit butter and heavy sauces, it will be bland. Or we get in a rut eating the same things and never try something different. ...

  • It’s Your Health: Trimming down after holidays Published 3/25/2008 at 10:38 a.m. 0 comments

    March was a tough month for our waistlines. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, Spring Break noshing and Easter feasting were the primary culprits (did you eat your way through the Ides of March too?)

  • It’s Your Health: Back to the basics — be nice Published 3/18/2008 at 11:53 a.m. 0 comments

    Easter already? Peak season, Spring break, and many edgy, impatient, disgruntled people on the roads, in restaurants, and grocery stores. Reality check. This happens every year so let’s all take a deep breath, relax, and be more accommodating than we ...

  • It’s Your Health: A splash of health — Part 2 Published 3/3/2008 at 1:40 p.m. 0 comments

    Tranquility, invigorating, refreshing… whatever term you choose, the undeniable pleasure of immersing ourselves in water is a conundrum. Why do we feel so serene and what exactly happens to our body as we sink down into aqua? Physiological changes occur ...

  • It’s Your Health: A splash of health Published 2/25/2008 at 4:23 p.m. 0 comments

    Why does immersing ourselves in water make us feel so good? Note the serene faces of those sinking into a hot tub or the exuberance of children splashing in a swimming pool. Bad moods and crankiness seem to dissolve in ...

  • It’s Your Health: Older adult fitness — 30 years ago Published 2/18/2008 at 12:29 p.m. 0 comments

    Hippocrates said, “Speaking generally, all parts of the body, which have a function, if used in moderation and exercised in labours to which each is accustomed, become thereby healthy and well-developed, and age slowly; but if unused and left idle, ...

  • It’s Your Health: You could save lives — learn CPR Published 2/11/2008 at 7:34 p.m. 0 comments

    Pay attention. Doing something is better than doing nothing if you observe a cardiac arrest. It’s imperative to act immediately because the chance of survival plummets by as much as 10 percent every minute.

  • It’s Your Health: Y-ending words in fitness Published 2/4/2008 at 1:26 p.m. 0 comments

    In fitness, three key words ending in “y” are mobility, agility, and flexibility. We strive to maintain these modules for independence and a better quality of life but we need to add adaptability and versatility for an overall enhanced wellness… ...

  • It’s Your Health: Reality TV weight loss shows Published 1/28/2008 at 5:45 p.m. 0 comments

    Hooked on the popular “Biggest Loser” TV show? Apparently, many faithful viewers are since it’s back for another run and I believe now there is also a spin-off version involving twins. Maybe triplets next time? I admit I’ve never watched ...

  • It’s Your Health: Your food IQ Published 1/15/2008 at 1:52 p.m. 0 comments

    Think you’re food savvy when it comes to portion size, best sources of certain vitamins, and optimum way to refuel after a tough workout? Take the following quiz to see how knowledgeable you are in these areas.

  • It’s Your Health: Disease fighting winter veggies Published 1/7/2008 at 4:37 p.m. 0 comments

    We’re all familiar with the disease-fighting benefits of broccoli, peas, beans, tomatoes and their ilk, even if we don’t regularly devour them. But consider the following often ignored color pleasing winter vegetables that not only boost our immune system during ...

  • It’s Your Health: Have a richer life — take care of yourself Published 12/21/2007 at 12:11 p.m. 0 comments

    In case you missed what seemed to be earth-shattering news, people are more concerned about their finances than fitness entering the New Year.

  • It’s Your Health: Benefits of massage go beyond relaxation Published 12/17/2007 at 10:20 a.m. 0 comments

    If you’ve ever had a massage, you know how relaxed and tranquil you feel afterwards. Your stress melts away and you have an overall sense of well-being. But now there is scientific evidence indicating massage is actually beneficial to our ...

  • It’s Your Health: Viruses don’t just cruise around Published 12/4/2007 at 12:20 p.m. 0 comments

    Persnickety, perhaps … but I’ve had “flat-on-my-back-with-a-bucket-next-to-the-bed” food poisoning. I’ve also endured typhoid fever compliments of a Florida lake but that’s another article. So I’m cautious about putting anything in my mouth without first inspecting it and that starts with ...

  • It’s Your Health: In case you missed — medical milestones this year Published 11/27/2007 at 1:25 p.m. 0 comments

    Perhaps you missed these thought provoking medical briefs this past year. Some were front-page news while others were buried in back of a paper or appeared only in medical newsletters. They are worth considering and could affect your heart health.

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