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‘Tis the season! Over the next few weeks, schedules are filled with shopping, holiday parties, relatives, financial pressures, obligations, and plenty of food and spirits. Socializing during the holidays can be stressful and challenging, especially if your friends and family are not as health-conscious as you. The abundance of holiday treats and homemade goodies can be hard to resist. Fortunately, there’s plenty you can do to avoid holiday weight gain, manage your blood sugars, stay healthy, happy and fit, and enjoy celebrating the holidays.
A Florida-based nonprofit aimed at bringing yoga to those who wouldn’t normally get to experience its benefits has been slowly making an expansion into Tempe and surrounding communities.
Fresno was abandoned in a house with at least a dozen other cats. She is a very petite Tabby with a minor disability. Her left knee does not bend, but she does not seem to notice. She still has the ability to walk, run, jump, and even climb up a cat tree to see the world. Fresno will follow you everywhere, rub her head and body against everything, and jump in your lap to give or receive a hug.
Veterans Day is a time where the country honors those who have served in the military, and Kyrene de la Colina Elementary School commemorated them Friday morning during a special ceremony.
As I follow the recent controversy over naming, identity, and cultural representation connected with the NFL’s Washington football team’s nickname and mascot, “Redskins,” I am surprised and confused that there is such vocal resistance to changing the name not just a few deem a racial slur that offends (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tag/washington-redskins-name-controversy).
Every athlete can develop a pro mindset to peak their performance and achieve ongoing success. It doesn’t matter how good you already are, because mental training can get you better. As such, all competitive athletes should work on strengthening their mindset. In fact, mental skills and strategies can be learned and practiced similar to physical skills. Below are 10 mental skills and strategies that can help athletes go from good to greatest:
For the past 10 years, Mountain Park Community Church has offered the Ahwatukee community Christian-based yoga not only to give a person’s body peace, but also peace in a spiritual sense.
The benefits of regular yoga practice can be life changing, but access to those classes can sometimes seem out of reach.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sandra Bullock says making the lost-in-space movie "Gravity" with director Alfonso Cuaron was "the best life decision I think I ever made."
Many health complaints, inability to lose weight, and underlying causes of disease can be attributed to gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunction and poor digestive health. As quoted from Hippocrates, “All disease begins in the gut.” GI dysfunction is the most overlooked and mismanaged disorder in health care today.
Glued to your desk at work? Cross that off the list of reasons not to exercise.
Wake up! It’s time to accept that skin cancer is a big issue in Arizona. In the “Valley of the Sun” we welcome almost 365 days of sun but it certainly puts a beat down on our skin. This year the American Cancer Society expects Arizona to see thousands of new skin cancer diagnoses. The alarming increase of skin cancer even suggests that Arizona has the highest rate in the United States.
Face it — sometimes aging just stinks! You are tired, feel worn down, your muscles hurt, you feel crabby, have a hard time sleeping and your libido is in the tank. All of these symptoms are part of aging, an inevitable, natural process that involves many different systems in the human body. These include the endocrine, gastrointestinal, immune, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems. The diseases that are so often tied to aging usually affect one or all of these systems. Menopause, hypothyroidism, low testosterone, autoimmune diseases, heart disease and arthritis all are examples of age-related conditions.
New classes at Mountain Pointe High School offer students interested in the medical field a new understanding of sports medicine.
Mountain Pointe High School will be honoring six new inductees into its Hall of Fame on Friday, Sept. 27 in the school’s gym lobby.
Editor’s note: This is the second of a monthly series of eight columns focused on teens. We will discuss ways teens can become successful in school as well as outside of school. The importance of defining goals, and practicing small efforts that will yield success.
As African-American males in Arizona, we are stunned though not altogether surprised at the bold assumptions, presumptions, and downright racist stereotypes Linda Turley-Hansen offers in “Not racism, and not guns; it’s moral absence that’s doing the killing” (AFN, Sept. 6).
Often I work with clients who are unaware that they are being verbally abusive. Many times it is overt … laughing while the spouse is talking. But, sometimes it is covert … giving the silent treatment.
This time, we are not talking about Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Dog the Bounty Hunter, John Mayer, Michael Richards, Mel Gibson, Paula Deen, or Riley Cooper.
Gunther is a male Beagle/Basset blend ... can you tell which part is which? His body is that of a Basset Hound and his head/coloring is that of a Beagle. His nose is all hound! He’s said to be about 3 years old.
The farm-to-table movement has become farm to facial for some in the spa industry, with more locations offering fresh herbs and flowers from their own gardens for treatments.
“Play is good for our spirits, bodies, and minds. It teaches both dogs and humans to coordinate our efforts with others, to inhibit ourselves even when excited and to share the ball even when we want it for ourselves.”
First it was bars, restaurants and office buildings. Now the front lines of the “No Smoking” battle have moved outdoors.
The most important component to prevent and reverse disease, experience lasting fat loss and your highest level of health begins by being mindful and conscious of what you choose to eat. Good nutrition and healthy eating is a journey that begins with making smarter choices when shopping for food.
Rafe Arlotti, a resident of Ahwatukee, recently competed in the National Physique Committee Arizona Open July 19-20. He earned first place in his weight class, lightweight and third overall. Rafe was, at 20 years old and 146 pounds, the youngest bodybuilder to compete, and the second lightest. It was also his first competition.