She's upbeat. She's there to help you get in shape. She's chatty. She's funny.
There are benefits to calling the heart of California home. Sure the summer can be unbearable at times – it's literally hot enough outside to fry an egg on the sidewalk and keeping your house cool costs an arm-and-a-leg. But in less than two hours you can have your feet in the sand and be taking in the sweet smell of the Pacific Ocean. Head two hours the other direction and it's the cold frost ...
Dodge Ridge Ski Resort WHERE: 1 Dodge Ridge Road, Pinecrest CA WHAT: A full ski and snowboard park which operates under special permit in the Stanislaus National Forest. LIFTS: 12 (1 quad, 3 triples, 5 doubles and 4 surface lifts.) TERRAIN: A combination of downhill runs, freestyle terrain parks and ungroomed expert trails comprise the 62 individual routes that patrons can take on various sides of the mountain. Additional trails are available for cross country ...
If you weren't certain it was 1989, you needed only to glance at the big hair protruding awkwardly from the helmets of Ice, Lace and Siren as the hulking ladies shimmied across footholds to capture brave contestants in what American Gladiators dubbed "The Wall."
Registered Nurse, Guided Imagery Practitioner, speaker and author of Wisdom To Wellness, Maureen Minnehan-Jones of Oakdale is a health care professional who practices what she preaches because she knows integrative medicine works.
The eyes may be the window to the soul, but when it comes to health, the feet are often the first place where signs of a problem appear - especially in people living with type 2 diabetes. A person with diabetes is most likely to experience symptoms in their feet earlier than any other part of the body, yet those symptoms often go unnoticed or misinterpreted.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25.8 million people in the United States (8.3% of the population) have diabetes. An additional 79 million are estimated to have prediabetes, a condition of elevated blood glucose levels that are not yet high enough to be considered diabetic.
The flu season usually peaks in December, January, and February. But it's not advisable for everyone to wait until then to take action and protect themselves – as well as other people – against this year's seasonal influenza.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the leading cause of death for children up to age 10 is accidental death - which includes death from improperly secured or dysfunctional child safety seats.
When it comes to keeping young walkers safe on America's roads, the country has made great strides: child pedestrian deaths have plunged 53 percent and injuries are down 44 percent since 1995, according to a study by Safe Kids Worldwide and FedEx. Still, the study also indicates that bigger steps are needed to improve pedestrian safety overall, and particularly for teenagers.
It's a gluten, gluten, gluten world in the aisles of supermarkets and restaurant menus. Or so it must seem to the millions of Americans who experience some form of gluten reaction.
For many, dieting is a necessary, however unsavory, fact of life. But when it comes to the holidays even the most veteran dieters can lose their way. Because the holidays come once a year, most dieters justify their actions by stating that certain fatty dishes they enjoy are only available during these holidays, and often abuse the privilege they grant themselves.
The holidays are full of fun activities, tasty treats and plenty of celebration, but being busy and eating all the extras can quickly lead to weight gain. With a few key strategies, it's surprisingly easy to enjoy the season to the fullest and still avoid Santa's extra bulge.
Over the last 100 years, middle-aged men and women have doubled their life expectancy. The soft tissue glands which create hormones are being forced to produce longer than before. The added stress, worsening nutrition and lack of proper fitness combine to result in declining levels of hormones in their bodies that can interfere with their lives.
Oprah, Dr. Oz and network news reports, have all been talking about Bio-Identical Hormones or BHRT. It seems both men and women are becoming more interested by the day. So what is BHRT? It is replacing the hormones your body once made on its own with the exact copy prepared by a compounding pharmacist from natural sources.
Don't mistake Diane Flores' sultry dance and floor-to-ceiling pole for adult entertainment.
No matter the age or fitness level, it's a pretty good bet that all senior citizens can benefit from a new pair of sneakers. Or, more aptly put, a class named after the footwear Silver Sneakers.
Seniors who are 60 years of age or older have an opportunity to not only get a nutritious meal but a chance to socialize with others at congregate meal sites scattered throughout San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.
Master Chief Michael Foster has been teaching Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) at Riverbank High School for 13 years. And the Master Chief spent 25 years in the Navy.
Sean Sangalang can eat anything that he wants.
"Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of '99, wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice....now."
For millions of Americans, the battle against heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions goes on year round. About 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, making heart disease the leading cause of death for both men and women.
Summertime generally brings on the motivation to get into shape to look better in a swimsuit, or even shorts. While exercising in the outdoors can help prevent workout boredom, high temperatures and sunlight need to be treated with respect so an outdoor workout doesn't turn into a trip to the emergency room.
It's no secret - almost half of all Americans are currently struggling with their weight and not many know how to lose those extra pounds in an effective manner. Hundreds of fad diets, weight-loss programs and outright scams promise quick and easy weight loss, but usually result in failure and eventual weight gain.
About three years ago, Reggie Arquines hit a low point in his life.
The sun is shining longer every day, telling you that it's time to get ready for vacations, activities with family and friends and of course, swimsuit season. To help you prepare, there are some simple fitness tips you can follow to look and feel good this summer season.
Baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, are aging differently than any generation in U.S. history. Today, older Americans remain more active later in life, working longer and engaging in hobbies and recreational activities.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known as "Obama Care," an estimated 47 million women are gaining access to all FDA-approved methods of birth control free of charge. This new law provides access to birth control methods that may have been too expensive for many women with private health insurance plans before the ACA provisions took effect last year. The result is that these women will now have more options to choose from ...
Parents of young athletes know that along with the many benefits of participating in sports, there comes a certain amount of injury risk. And while most would agree that the benefits of being active and involved in athletics outweigh those risks, it's important to make sure your child gets proper treatment if an injury occurs. As more evidence surfaces about long-term health challenges related to concussions, it's especially crucial that parents bring themselves up to ...
While organ transplantation is a remarkable story in the history of medicine, the need for organs is vastly greater than the number available for transplantation.