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Wellness isn’t something Dignity Health employees practice only on their down time. At Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert medical centers, it’s woven into the work culture with opportunities that enhance employment and transcend home life as well as patient care.
A steak and potato dinner is an American cliché, but a delicious one. And in my mind, that gives us leave to play with — and enjoy — it without feeling guilty.
Here’s the thing about baked stuffed peppers... Plenty of people hate them. And when you consider the classic approach to this dish, it’s hard to argue. Tasteless ground beef mixed with white rice and some sort of tomato product? Not particularly exciting.
Well-known Valley philanthropists Bob and Renee Parsons supported the Arizona Humane Society’s 18th Annual Pet Telethon with a major gift. The couple donated $25,000 on behalf of each of their “fur kids” — Max, Chief, Ninety-nine, and Eighty-eight — for a total donation of $100,000.
Laurie and Wayne Fields
Ripe, plentiful blueberries are such a highlight of summer that some of us are prone to getting the blueberry blues during the rest of the year.
The Kyrene School District recently announced its free and reduced meal policy for its students under the National School Lunch Program, USDA School Foods Program and School Breakfast Program.
At schools such as Mountain Pointe in Ahwatukee, students take a fitness education class designed to help them become physically literate and meet Arizona Department of Education standards for physical education. One of the standards requires students to “demonstrate understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to learning and performance of physical activities.” Two specific performance outcomes describe student expectations. Specifically students must be able to: (1) “Explain the difference between facts and myths related to physical activity,” and (2) “Identify and describe products that enhance or prohibit levels of physical activity.”
Those darn zucchini! There’s an army of them occupying your garden right now and each one is as big as a blimp.
When it comes to summer entertaining, it’s not hard to impress. But it’s easy to get yourself in over your head trying to do so.
The Body Firm, a gym that allows individuals to increase their fitness level in a way that is specialized to fit their needs, has just moved into a new building 2 miles west of its previous location at 44th Street and Ray Road.
With the incidence of chronic disease on the rise in the United States, many Americans are searching for treatment alternatives to help cure their health problems.
It took a cancer diagnosis at the age of 40 to wake up Lisa Wrobel to the fact that something in her life needed to change.
It’s that time of year again when the kids are going back to school. Some students, who are on the year-round schedule, have already started. Others are going to start on Monday. From pre-school to college, students, parents and teachers are getting ready. But what about the rest of us?
The state is asking federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 34,000 inmates, saying there's no evidence each and every prisoner is at risk.
The words hungry kids heading home from school hate most? “Have a piece of fruit.”
Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu recently as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet stricter health mandates — without turning off sometimes-finicky students.
Those first few weeks when the kids head back to school can be among the most hectic for families. The lazy days of summer quickly give way to crazy schedules, homework and after-school activities. And don’t forget somehow managing to slip dinner into the middle of all that.
Breanne Moro has always shown a passion when it came to living a healthier lifestyle.
As our children prepare for back to school, routines are going to change and new schedules are going to form. The demands of homework, extracurricular activities, and sports often cause children and teens to go off their daily routines. Meal times, sleeping schedules, and regular hygiene habits alter, of which, all three factors are extremely important for proper health and mental development.
Nutrition facts labels on food packages list ingredients and nutrient levels, but they don’t tell consumers outright if a food is good for them.
Ten years ago, Laura’s Gourmet Granola hit the shelves of AJ’s Fine Foods for the first time, and its creator, Laura Briscoe, said it was really just family and friends that purchased it.
Testosterone is a hormone that does much more than fuel your libido. Testosterone is critical for energy, mental clarity, a strong functioning heart, insulin sensitivity, protein synthesis, building strong bones and muscles, and keeping your brain operating at peak performance. Men produce approximately 10 times more testosterone than women. Testosterone provides powerful anti-aging effects for both men and women. It works with estrogen to keep skin supple, increase bone mineral density, boost mood and ability to handle stress.
With a new school year on the horizon, it’s time to think about what’s for lunch. Brown bagging it is plenty economical, but a steady diet of sandwiches becomes boring pretty quickly, to say nothing of the fact that all those servings of refined carbs simply don’t provide the energy necessary to power you through a long afternoon.