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.
Want to walk in a place that has plenty of security, is shielded against the heat of the summer or the cold of the winter, and is restroom accessible? Well, put on your walking shoes and head out to the Vintage Faire Mall in Modesto before all the stores open.
Before Bobby Ismail became the CEO of Golden Bear Physical Therapy Centers, he was a patient with a devastating injury that crippled his health and self-esteem.
Last week I cried as I listened to a patient. In the past 20 years as a doctor, me crying in the exam room has only happened a few times before. This person's grief and frustration crumbled my well-constructed walls of medical-professional-emotional boundaries and laid my soul open to her anguish.
Herbs are one of the easiest things to grow and the simplest and healthiest way to flavor dishes, but they are very expensive when purchased in the store! You can grow herbs in your own yard for better eating that is so much cheaper!
Many women cite a number of external factors that can trigger sensitive skin flare-ups, including harsh ingredients, weather and makeup. What they may not know is that lifestyle choices can also influence the health and appearance of their skin.
It's easy to understand why we all love flip-flops: They're cute and comfy, keep your feet cool in warm weather, and are great for showing off that fab pedicure you just got. But no matter how much you adore your flip-flops, they shouldn't be all-occasion footwear. Sometimes, they can lead to sore feet or even severe injury.
Next year – 2014 – will be year three of Baby Boomers "coming of age" into Medicare eligibility. But these are not your father's oldsters. No, today's seniors are much active and engaged than before, rightly feeling they have a lot of life yet to live, and a lot of time to do it.
Healthy living begins in the kitchen yet remodeling your kitchen can add a lot of undue stress in your life. It's a big project to undertake and there are many elements to consider; budgeting, the design process, hiring subcontractors, choosing appliances and the biggest one…agreeing with your spouse along the way.
Working out; the ever important activity that many dread.
Take a little drive out in the country and you may just end up at the VanderHelm U-Pick Blueberry Farm.
If you're just entering retirement, chances are you have many years of good health and independence ahead. But the normal aging process still brings limitations that we all need to prepare for - such as slower reaction times and declining vision - which can lead to accidents and injuries.
When it comes to startling health statistics, here are several you may not have heard: 36 million American have a hearing loss, yet only one out of every four people who could benefit from a hearing aid actually wears one, according to the National Institutes of Health's National Information Center on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Millions of Americans "miss or misunderstand" much of everyday conversation.
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.