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The holiday season is here, which can result in additional stress and anxiety for many due to time crunches, obligations and demanding schedules. Stress and anxiety interfere with immune function so stress in check is important especially since this time of year also tends to also be cold and flu season. Three immune suppressors that we have direct control over include dehydration, stress and sugar intake.
When you live in this country you know that the three major sports are football, basketball and baseball. And while track and field is considered a minor sport in the U.S., I would argue that having a good foundation in track and field can truly help any athlete in his or her chosen athletic discipline.
Having a true season of joy is a tall order for some people during the holidays, who may envision a time filled with too much to do, interactions with unpleasant family members and a season focused on things rather than experiences.
Bomi Johnson, a senior at Desert Vista High School, recently received confirmation that she has qualified as a 2013 National Merit Semifinalist.
‘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.
The Desert Vista girls basketball team isn’t shying away from anything.
It looks harder than it really is — everything starts with a first step. But when that thing you are trying to do is different or difficult, then that first step seems very hard to do.
During Tuesday night’s governing board meeting, members came together to discuss what has been occurring around the Kyrene School District before the holiday break.
It’s 2012 all over again. Through last-second football bracket seeding shifts, a downpour or two and three extra days of waiting, the 2013 football season will end as last season did:
Forty is a significant number in the Bible, and there are many instances of something happening for 40 days or 40 years. To name a few things that lasted for 40 days — during the time of Noah, it rained for 40 days and nights (Genesis 7:12); Moses met with God on the mountain for 40 days twice, first to obtain instructions for building the tabernacle and then to receive the 10 commandments (Exodus 24:18 and 34:28); the spies explored the land of Canaan for 40 days (Numbers 13:25); Goliath taunted the Israelites for 40 days until David put an end to him (1 Samuel 17:16); one meal gave Elijah enough strength to sustain him for 40 days (1 Kings 19:8); the city of Nineveh was given 40 days to repent (Jonah 3:4); Jesus fasted and was tempted by the devil for 40 days (Luke 4:2); after Jesus’ resurrection, He appeared on earth for a period of 40 days before ascending into heaven (Acts 1:3).
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Mountain Pointe is returning to the scene of the crime and that’s no cliché.
The honors that follow being the the top-ranked team in the state are starting to roll in for Mountain Pointe.
With a mile left, and a substantial lead, Dani Jones was starting to feel a little off when the Desert Vista junior got the inspiration she needed.
By the time you’re reading this, our little friends in Congress will have either settled their political hash and come up with a budget and gotten the government back to work or we’ll all be huddled around a trash can fire in a desolated parking lot, fighting for road kill in a post-apocalyptic, dystopian society.
Desert Vista showed on its first drive of the game it was ready to do things a little differently.
Is it possible to convey, through the experience of just one man, the sweep and enormity of the horror that was American slavery?
It was a close series of matches with both teams showcasing their strengths, but top-seeded Xavier was able to do just enough Thursday to beat Mountain Pointe for the state badminton title.
Dec. 14-15, Muscle Milk is teaming up with Sullivan Performance and the Fischer Institute to offer high school football players a game-changing experience and three Mountain Pointe players are among the 40 Arizona junior players selected to participate.
When an injury happens to a heavily counted on player it can sometimes cause double trouble.
The popular mud races we see out there usually attract eager, young adults waiting to prove their strength to world. Ever thought, though, that maybe these courses could be transformed into a muddy wonderland for kids?
It’s an odd football week.
The cooler fall temperatures are here at last. Summer vacation time is lingering in the corners of our minds. Our children and grandchildren are back in school. The winter visitors are beginning to arrive. The traffic volume is heavier. The stores are gearing up for the upcoming fall festivals and winter holidays. Many of us are beginning to feel like we’re stuck in the “I Love Lucy” candy factory episode on a speeding conveyer belt, hurtling along and out of control. There’s so much busy packed into our days that we’re in danger of forgetting that the origin of holiday is holy day. If you’re days are anything like mine, I’m sure you’ve noticed that the business of busy too frequently equates to major stress and anxiety. When I prayed about my own busyness, I found my mind dwelling on two Bible stories.
Six years ago, Ahwatukee resident Sabrina Ramirez decided to give back to the less fortunate during Halloween by donating used costumes for families who are unable to afford them.