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Our society loves labels of all kinds. Many of us now check out the label on packaged food products before we buy them. Perhaps because we’re watching our weight, avoiding allergens, or trying to reduce the salt in our diet. Or maybe because we’re trying to make healthier choices about what goes into our body. Some of us just like to know where our fresh food is grown. When it comes to clothing, we may prefer a certain designer label, or a brand that we know fits us well. With greater social awareness of injustices around the world, many of us also look at labels so we can shop wisely for fair trade products, or avoid buying from countries with unfair or abusive labor practices. Then there are other labels such as nicknames, or descriptors that we use to conveniently label and categorize people. These labels, which are largely subjective, quite often determine our attitudes and our treatment of others. I’m sure we’re all familiar with the cruel and hurtful labels that children of all ages use to dehumanize, taunt, or exclude others.
As women transition into menopause, known as peri-menopause, hormone levels can be all over the board. Some women sail smoothly into menopause experiencing little if any symptoms at all, while others suffer physical, emotional and psychological symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, newly-found belly fat, insomnia, moodiness, anxiety, hair loss, cognitive changes, joint pain, and decreased or totally absent libido.
If there are eight women reading this article, one of you will develop breast cancer by the age of 80. Or if there are 48,222 of us women in Ahwatukee (ZIP codes 85044, 85048, 85045), 5,787 have already or will have developed breast cancer before the age of 80; a fairly sobering thought. Equally sobering is this: if there are 48,960 men in Ahwatukee, a little less than 1 percent or 490 will develop breast cancer. (Demographic statistics came from HOMES.POINT2.com).
Estrogen dominance and estrogen dominant cancers such as breast and prostate cancer are fueled by estrogen overload. Although there are numerous reasons why women predominantly experience estrogen dominance (use of birth control, menopause and pregnancy), millions of men, children and teenagers are increasingly affected by estrogen dominance due to their diet, lifestyle choices and the environment.
Middle-aged men gaining weight and losing interest in things they once loved may be suffering from low testosterone but before taking medication to solve the problem, one Ahwatukee Foothills personal trainer recommends going back to the basics with daily weight training.
Several volunteers from Protecting Arizona’s Resources and Children took the opportunity to voice their concerns about the South Mountain Freeway during the Phoenix City Council meeting Wednesday, Oct. 1.
On Oct. 4 the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host an obstacle course-style athletic competition and stair climbing event in downtown Phoenix. Funds raised during the event will be put to work in laboratories, where researchers are working to find a cure for this genetic disease affecting the lives of more than 30,000 children and young adults in the United States.
This week, the Phoenix Rise will compete in the first round of the National Pro Grid League (NPGL) Playoffs. The Rise will face off against the New York Rhinos at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C. The match will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network.
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.
Many of us have one room in the house that doesn’t really have a job. Maybe we set it up with an air bed once in awhile for guests, or shove out-of-season clothing boxes in there, or use it as a holding zone for stuff we’re not sure what to do with.
When Ann and Glen Gage downsized from their expansive home and garden in Switzerland to a San Francisco town house, one of the things they missed most was the koi pond they’d built and tended for years. It was brimming with elegant plants, fish and its own ecosystem.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle deaths for children age 12 and under have dropped by approximately 43 percent over the last decade. Despite this positive news, the fact remains that car crashes remain a leading cause of death for children.
Any age. Any gender. Any race. That’s the hard truth about substance use, which can target a 12 year old or a retiree struggling with aging.
It was, by my reckoning, a perfect day to sail. The thunderstorms of the night before had given way to a half-blue sky populated by enormous, billowing clouds and a stiff, northerly breeze that would facilitate sailing close-hauled the full length of the “chute.” The chute was a straight line down the middle of the lake where the wind was usually steady, unencumbered by trees and houses along the shoreline.
The eyes don’t lie.
Laurie and Wayne Fields
Words are powerful creatures. Sometimes sleek and smooth, sometimes coarse and rough. Once they’re out there, we can’t snatch them back, tame them, or change them. Of course, not all words are hurtful or intended to wound. But words that hurt can kill us slowly and painfully, like a torturer. They cut away at our confidence, they eat up our self-esteem. While we might be able to maintain outward façade of normality, we inwardly shrivel and die. In those hidden depths, we can look and feel like “The Scream,” by Edvard Munch.
If good weather, lots of seniors and a host of recreation options are important for you, then Arizona communities are a good place to retire. At least that's according to a matrix of indicators built by WalletHub, a personal finance web site that looks at such things.
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.”
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Five hundred years ago there was a group of Christians living in Europe known as the Anabaptists. These are not to be confused with today’s Baptists, though the groups do share points of common history. The name Anabaptist was not so much a description as it was a condemnation.
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.
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.
While in the midst of a difficult season, like the one Desert Vista football went through in 2013, the focus is on that day.