Take a hike. It's about the best advice you can get. Hiking is not just about fitness and health but it also underscores one of the biggest advantages of exercise in general - mental wellness. Making your way through stands of redwoods, along a rugged coast, on a mountain ridge, across a meadow, or along a stream helps put things in perspective. But perhaps more important are the chance encounters with strangers that can provide ...
It started as a dream. A dream Anna Eshoo had of owning a yoga studio where people came to rejuvenate their minds, bodies and souls.
Running 26.2 miles is not for sissies. Finishing such a distance can be both grueling and exhilarating. It takes a lot of discipline to train for and run a marathon.
With eyes as big as Olympic plates, Alex Avila could see his fitness franchise with remarkable clarity.
Did you know the best preparation for back to school is a good night's sleep? Lack of sleep can affect a child's performance, attention, learning, behavior and biological functions, experts say. In fact, recent studies show that American students might be falling behind in school due to a lack of shut-eye.
The majority of U.S. men believe their appearance is an important factor in their personal and professional success. As a result, men have become increasingly aware of the need to take better care of their faces – as it tells their story and the life they have lived. If this cultural shift is any indication, carefully maintaining your skin – and facial hair – is a huge part of putting your very best face forward.
Day spas are not just for manicures, pedicures and perms anymore. "They're not just hair salons anymore. They've branched out from hair salons and created their own. They're becoming a very big, growing industry," said Kyndra Wilson, one of the aestheticians at Indulgence, one of the many day spas in Manteca alone. "A lot of people are taking better care of themselves. They are concerned with aging, so they are doing all they can do ...
Think you're too young, too healthy or too cool to ever suffer from bunions? Think again. Bunions are the most common type of foot woes podiatrists treat every day, and if you're a woman, you are as much as nine times more likely to get a bunion than any man you know - including your grandfather.
Every day, about 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 and become eligible for Medicare. Not everyone will sign up, but it's important to understand the importance of early choices when enrolling in Medicare for the first time.
Imagine spending 50 years married to someone. Imagine that within those 50 years you have experienced hundreds of memories, moments and emotions with that one single person. Now imagine waking up one day and not knowing who that person was.
Physically, Valerie Holloway usually holds her own against people half her age. For that, the Shasta School teacher thanks her fitness instructor Wendy Deulus for whipping her into the shape she's in today. "Wendy has always been encouraging," Holloway said prior to a recent boot camp session at Mavis Stouffer Park in Ripon. Her fitness level has allowed her to take part in various activities outside of gym – Holloway said she barely broke a ...
For a moment, the sight of Native American grinding holes and the noise of powerful rushing water shrouds every sense, creating an other-worldly setting trapped in time.
While children long for the lazy carefree days of summer, many adults view the season as a reason to be active and get healthy. Whether it's to look good for an upcoming beach vacation or simply to have the energy to enjoy the season to the fullest, setting health goals is a great first step.
Summer fun is in full swing, but the time to return to the classroom is lurking just around the corner and with it a schedule of required vaccinations.
Many women know that getting a Pap test regularly from their health care provider is a good way to check for signs of cervical cancer, the second most common cancer in women worldwide. What they might not know is that a "normal" Pap result does not necessarily mean they are cancer-free.