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Updated Mar 30, 2015 at 11:08 AM

Since having weight-loss surgery, I set many personal goals.My first — and most important — goal was to get off my prescribed medications for high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Mission accomplished.Another goal was that I wanted to lose 100 pounds by Thanksgiving. Once again, it was mission I accomplished with even a few weeks to spare.By the time you read this column, I would have achieved another personal goal. This one was to walk in a 5K race.

Updated Mar 30, 2015 at 9:05 AM

A group of squirrels were dashing around in my yard last fall. They looked worried. Rushing back and forth and up the trees, they were not finding a lot of nuts to save for the winter. I could see their furrowed brows as they chattered squirrel talk...

Posted Mar 29, 2015 at 12:00 AM

I’m sure you would agree that when it comes to the human body, nothing beats the look of a great set of abdominals!

Posted Mar 22, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Adequate muscular strength and endurance is extremely beneficial for everyone. One way to achieve this important goal is by overloading the muscular system, or in fitness terms through resistance or “weight training.”

Posted Mar 20, 2015 at 1:01 AM

TIP OF THE WEEKSpring is upon us, and if you have seasonal allergies, you may be less excited about that than most. After all, what fun is finally freeing your face from that scarf if you’re just going to bury it in a tissue?

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 2:34 PM

“The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to,” said F. Scott Fitzgerald. Not getting enough sleep won’t just leave you groggy the next day. Sleep is a vital component of overall well-being, affecting mental, physical and emotional...

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. While the economy may be improving, finances continue to be a burden especially on young adults and parents, according to a recent study from the American Psychological Association.

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 2:25 PM

Avoiding illness

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 2:20 PM

Are peanut allergies preventable? A groundbreaking new study shows that the key to preventing peanut allergies in children may be exposing them to the food early and regularly.

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 1:53 PM

A new food trend is literally sprouting up in grocery aisles: sprouted grains and bread, rice, muffins and other products made from them.

Updated Mar 13, 2015 at 3:20 AM

Normally when we embark on a fitness program to improve our health, we are often fueled by pleasant thoughts of a newer improved self, with stronger muscles, more flexibility, smaller waist, and fewer pounds on the body. These thoughts can sometimes...

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