They never counted calories, but they ate flavorful, satisfying food and drank wine with lunches and dinners. The people in countries bordering the Mediterranean have historically been known as some of the healthiest, fittest people in the world. Their diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, wholesome whole grains, and fish and lean meats has long been hailed by nutritionists and health experts as a reliable recipe for weight control and better health.
When's the last time you thought about your foot health? From wiggling to walking, feet are used constantly, but are often forgotten when it comes to living healthy. Because the health of your feet can affect everything you do, it's wise to keep them looking nd feeling great. With a few simple steps, you can prevent injury and infection, and have toes you are proud to show off.
Every day, more and more Americans are motivated to start exercise programs. And while few will ever attain the fitness of an all-star athlete, we can all benefit from increased physical activity and improved health. However, regardless of your level of activity, you still need to maintain good hydration.
Video games with the friends, pool parties and barbeques? A night out on the town maybe?
Derek Leong thought he was pretty fit and healthy. And so would anyone else who saw him do his workouts He was, after all, a firefighter who hit the gym four to five times a week pumping iron and wasn't overweight. But that was before the 32-year-old discovered CrossFit. Today, he weighs less, has more stamina, has less body fat, has enhanced muscle strength and bounces back quicker after scrambling ...
Jeff and Maureen Jerner are anxiously anticipating the arrival of the newest member of their family, scheduled to make an appearance in December. Despite their excitement - and the fact that this will be their third child - the Turlock couple still has fears about the big day.
A little-known program in Modesto offers scads of intellectual opportunities for senior citizens who may feel college is only for the young.
There is no better time of year to head to the high country with a backpack and enjoy the spectacular offering of nature in the Sierra Nevada, which is a virtual hiker's Disneyland.
The surgical "stripping" of varicose veins is giving way to an hour-long venous closure procedure that is being offered in a surgeon's medical suite in Manteca.
Dona Eberhardt wasn't much into fitness prior to becoming a Woodbridge Del Webb resident.
Dr. Rei Young, D.O., is the Medical Director of the Oak Valley Hospital Emergency Department. He is affiliated with Valley Emergency Physicians Medical Group which provides emergency medical services to more than 35 hospitals throughout California and several other states.
For teens in crisis or having emotional struggles, they or their families may not know where or how to seek help. Affordable, and sometimes even free, teen services and counseling programs are available through various non-profit and governmental agencies.
The well-known and popular Survivor Mud Run made a triumphant trek to Lathrop earlier this year (April 21 and 22) as 4,719 participants tackled a barrage of obstacles nearly four miles long. Action included hurdles, a cargo climb, a cargo craw, a log jam, monkey bars, legs of rubber, a woven web, a survivors slide and, of course, mud pits. The daunting obstacles, some even tagged with monikers like 'ditch of death' and 'doomsday ...
Zumba is a way of life. Just ask Sandra Rodriquez, who is a certified instructor of the exercise program that fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms along with easy-to-follow moves. "It changed my life," she said following a Monday evening class at California Total Fitness in Manteca. "It changed the way I look and think." Rodriquez, 43, has a Zumba tattooed in back of her neck to prove it. She's been involved in ...
Tamara McKinstry, a registered dental assistant, had been taking classes in cardiopulmonary resuscitation for years as part of her certification process, but never gave it much thought outside of the classroom. But that all changed one night in 2010 at an Atwater bar owned by her mother.
When Escalon Unified School District teacher Nabby Casteel first got the idea for The Marathon Club, she just wanted to make being at school a little more fun, to give students something to look forward to other than reading, writing and arithmetic.
For most people spring means warmer temperatures, sunshine and the chance to put those winter coats back into the closet.
Therapeutic water and "Young at Heart" exercise programs are offered by Ripon's Bethany Home weekly in an effort to keep the community's senior citizens in good physical shape throughout the year.
About seven years ago, Georgie Reed received an invite from a friend to attend a function of the Delta Tule Trekkers Volkssport.
Where in the Central Valley can residents experience a medical "mall" designed to accommodate every wellness need ranging from a massage spa to a surgery center while still incorporating amenities for weddings, events, and an upscale Italian restaurant? Only in Turlock.
In the U.S., there are nearly 26 million people living with diabetes and more seniors have diabetes than any other age group - 10.9 million, or 26.9 percent, of all people age 65 and older.
A third of the average person's lifespan is spent sleeping. What happens during all that time? Many don't consider how their bodies respond when it transcends toward a deep stage of sleep, or how sleep disorders can cause a variety of health problems.
Let's face it, skincare isn't always a priority for most guys. However, the path to healthy, comfortable skin is not as difficult as one might think. For men with skin issues, relief is only a few simple steps away. San Diego-based dermatologist Dr. Jeffrey Benabio lists five common skincare pitfalls guys face and how each can be easily avoided.
Everyone dreads the searing fevers, congestion, achy coughs, and irritating sore throats, but can do little to stop hundreds of viruses from infecting our upper respiratory system. Despite our best attempts to keep ourselves from falling under the weather, there is no cure against the pernicious viruses.
The 10th annual National Wear Red Day is fast approaching. To show support for the 'Go Red' movement, women across the country are asked to wear red on Friday, Feb. 1. Go Red by wearing red, raises funds for research and shows the unity of women in their fight against heart disease.
The spacious Ripon edifice that once housed a mercantile shop, chiropractic office, a police activities league and even the landmark known as Pizza Plus has had an all-natural facelift to start 2013.
The flip of the calendar year is the perfect opportunity to make personal and lifestyle changes. One of the most popular resolutions that people make is to improve their health and exercise routine so they can make a fresh start and get into better shape. Now is the time to develop fitness goals for a new you this new year. Despite your best intentions and resolutions to revamp your fitness routine each year, it's easy ...
Few Americans are more time-strapped than parents. From the moment the alarm chimes, it can feel like a race to get through the day. From prepping for school or day care, to finalizing school projects and running to after-school activities, there's hardly a moment to spare! And with career demands, the stress of being a busy parent can really set in and negatively affect the body in many ways.
(BPT) - The beginning of the year is the most popular time for eye exams and a great time to assess if your corrective lenses are the best fit for you. See 2013 clearly with healthy eyes by following these five simple tips from optometrist, Dr. Tamara Dunn.
Eighty percent of infections are spread by dirty hands, and when you're at home, limiting your exposure to germs with an active hand cleaning schedule can become a familiar endeavor. But it becomes a different matter when you're out in public, where hand-washing isn't as routine and germs are more prevalent due to the number of people carrying different bacteria. Fortunately, avoiding germs while you're away from home is becoming easier as more businesses and ...