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home : health January 16, 2019

Should you go organic?
Once found only in health-food stores, organic foods are now widely available at most grocery stores.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Spas, saunas offer healthy way to rejuvenate
Anybody who has sat in a hot tub after a long day at work knows that it's a great way to relax, relieve stress and soothe the aches and pains of the day. But relaxation and soothing are just the beginning of the health benefits of a spa.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Weight training is crucial for senior health
When seniors in Sisters think "fitness" they may not picture themselves hoisting a barbell. But in fact, weight training is perhaps the most critical single component in senior fitness.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Dentist finds a home in Sisters
A year ago, long-time Sisters dentist Dr. Greg Everson came home from a lunch with Dr. Trevor Frideres and told his wife Vicki how much he liked the new dentist in town. They hit it off so well that now they are merging their practices.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Set your sights in 2019
A new year. A new you. A new this. A new that.

People are thinking big, they're done with the trials and tribulations of yesteryear. Their motivation for a change is strong.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Moving differently through the world
I'm going to a doctor who's helping me overcome physical impediments. The main challenge has been feeling uncomfortable when I walk. Since I was young, I've felt awkward when I walked or ran. I didn't know why and didn't realize it wasn't normal to feel that way. Sometimes people were cruel about it.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
The laws of metabolism
Metabolism is the process by which the body breaks down foods into usable fuel.

Sometimes the complexity of metabolism makes people believe they can fool it, or that metabolism is a malleable force. While the jury is out on whether metabolism is a hackable system or whether people are programed at a set point, there are irrefutable laws which all must heed.

Monday, December 31, 2018
Getting back to the basics of cooking at home
Online grocer Peapod's third-annual meal forecasting survey showed a greater appreciation for home-cooked meals and that spending more time in the kitchen cooking healthy dishes is a top resolution for many in 2019.
Monday, December 31, 2018
Exercise beats back the winter blues
Winter is here.

Short days, and dark mornings mean less sunlight. Cold temps mean getting outdoors is a chore, requiring layers, coverage, trying to stay warm. Roads are littered with ice, cinders, and compromised shoulders. Rivers and lakes are not an option. Much of our beautiful hikes and treks are stifled in snow.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The power of connection
The holiday season can be a mixed bag of emotions. In the best case, it is filled with joy and merriment; however, feelings of grief, stress, and loneliness are also common. In either case, what makes the season most meaningful for most of us is celebrating the connections we share with those we love.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Healthy holiday eats
It's easy to get swept up in the holiday season. By eating just 200 extra calories a day - a piece of pecan pie and a cup of eggnog here, a couple pumpkin pancakes and some butter cookies there - you could pack on a couple of pounds by the New Year.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
No, sitting is not the same as smoking
Recently, there has been a lot of attention grabbing headlines and news reports depicting sitting as a disease of our society, arguing that sitting poses the same life expectancy detriment as smoking. While such hype serves its purpose as an attention-grabber, it ought to be considered fake news.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Healthy comfort foods for fall
What comfort foods do you turn to when you're curled up on the couch on a cold evening?
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The gift of letting go - moving toward simplicity
The intersection between our emotional state and physical surroundings is clear. With a society that thrives on consumerism and being inundated with digital information (i.e. my personal inbox with about 3,000 emails), we can frequently find ourselves feeling overwhelmed, distracted, and overstimulated.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Healthy kitchen essentials
Eating well requires some assembly, but it need not be tedious or frustrating. A savvy kitchen helps create easy and delicious healthy meals, thanks to time-saving tools and techniques.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Suicide prevention is in the local and national spotlight
High-profile suicides in the news recently, along with the death of a 21-year-old locally, have brought the topic to the forefront, leaving many care professionals pushing to find ways to further prevent people from taking their own lives. Mental-health professionals have been joined by other groups, including schools and universities, health providers and other organizations, to help identify those at risk and guide them toward quality care.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Cure tension headaches ... and fix everything else that ails and fails
Generally, tension headaches are caused by the static and prolonged contraction of the muscles in the head, jaw, neck and shoulders. Makes sense! We have statically contracted muscles - tension - in a tension headache.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Take good care of your eyes
You wouldn't be reading this if your eyes weren't healthy enough to see the print.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Dealing with diabetes in Sisters
Diabetes is an American scourge. 25 million Americans have diabetes and the proportion is growing swiftly.

"The projection is that half of Americans will be diabetic or pre-diabetic by 2020," says Lisa Duncan, of Diabetes Wellness Solutions in Sisters.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Living with traumatic brain injury
Jenna Sneva comes home from classes at Oregon State University (OSU) to begin "repetition and redundancy" on that day's classes, two or more hours a day, before she is able to start homework assignments. This is the price she pays from experiencing traumatic brain injury.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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