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home : health December 10, 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
Medicare enrollment opens
The 2019 Medicare enrollment period began on Monday, October 15, and runs through December 7.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Two simple ways to exercise adherence
There is a simple way to ensure you stick to an exercise program: Enjoy it.

It is well known within the community of social psychologists and behavioral scientists that a person will continue to exercise as long as they are enjoying the process and determine that they're benefitting from their efforts.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Three simple weight-loss principles
Weight loss can be tricky, ambiguous, and subject to peculiar and deceptive ideology. From the unhealthy cleanse, to the meat-only diet, there are books, articles and zealots out there making it all very confusing.

What if just a few simple principles were the key to a gradual, consistent

maintenance of healthy weight?

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Surgeries bring hope for mustang
Stories abound of mustangs who are captured, gentled, trained and emerge as fantastic riding horses. But that isn't possible for mustangs who've been injured. Last spring a life-or-death story was unfolding for a struggling mustang named Grace. Rescued by Ochoco mustang advocate Carol Statton, the bay mare was born into the Ochoco Big Summit herd.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Suicide prevention training offered
Suicide prevention training will be held at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church on October 3, 2018 from noon to 2 p.m. There is no charge for this course.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Staying active: Mind your feet
You tapped them through the Sisters Folk Festival - or got out of your chair and danced on them. They carry you up and down the hiking trails of Sisters Country. They get you to work and to the grocery store.
Tuesday, September 11, 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
The pleasures and perils of high-intensity exercise
High-intensity exercise has taken the fitness world by storm. Whether it's Crossfit or a variant, circuit training in the gym or interval training for runners and cyclists, the protocol of short, hard workouts using a variety of exercises is attracting athletes from elites to weekend warriors.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Know what chemicals you're putting on your skin
As a skin-care professional I have spent considerable time looking at and studying the ingredients in cosmetics, deciphering product labels and trying to make healthy choices for myself, my family, and my clients.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Hard times in Sisters Country: Learning to cope with stress
No doubt about it, these are hard times in Sisters Country. Lost jobs, lost homes, shrinking incomes, anxiety about the future - the litany of stresses brought on by the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression is familiar to everyone.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Dance your way to fitness
Dancing may be the most enjoyable way to get in shape - and it works for any age.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Sisters women take fitness to the stage
A commitment to fitness and a healthy lifestyle can transform lives. Just ask Tami Jones and Sara Schmidt.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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