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Quigong “Geese” Flock To Sierra Senior Center

 Submitted by Darlene Kelly — OAKHURST — Local residents may have noticed an unusual flock of “wild geese” proliferating in the area lately, and the size of that flock at the Sierra Senior Center seems to be growing. They can usually be spotted on Mondays or Tuesdays, just past the playing field, beyond the Community Center, off of Road 425B, sometime between 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. ...

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This Is Your Brain On Cardio

When I talk to my clients about exercise the first question they have is usually, “what type of exercise should I be doing?” The answer is, “it depends.” It depends on lots of things, such as what your goals are, what kind of physical condition you’re presently in and what your physical limitations are. Short bursts of high intensity workouts ...

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Restorative Pilates At The Community Center

Starting Monday, Feb. 27 – Wednesday, Apr. 17, Virginia Eaton leads Restorative Pilates classes at the Oakhurst Community Center, twice a week. See flyer below for details. About 15 years ago, I ruptured a disc in my back (L5/S1 for those who like details). My doc was sure that surgery was in my future but I had other ideas. After ...

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Thin On The Outside, Fatty On The Inside

There was a time when fatty liver disease only hit adults in their later years who either had a condition such as hepatitis or alcoholism. In the last 10 years, however, there has been a terrifying rise in patients under the age of 20 with fatty liver disease. While this is often closely tied to obesity, there is a significant ...

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Chair Yoga For Any Body

OAKHURST — It’s official: yoga is ubiquitous. Opportunities for practice seem nearly unlimited, it’s true, but what if you’re feeling limited in what you believe you can do with your body? If you wobble in Warrior pose or tend to get dizzy, like I do, in Downward Dog, or if for any reason you think yoga may not be right ...

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Pilates Works Your Body Like You’re Climbing Denali

About 15 years ago, I ruptured a disc in my back (L5/S1 for those who like details). My doc was sure that surgery was in my future but I had other ideas. After the physical therapist had done all she could for me, I moved on to Pilates to complete my rehabilitation. I’ve written about this period of my life, ...

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Glenn Raggio On The Danger Of “Couching It”

Introduction by Virginia Eaton — If I offered you a pill to slow your aging, reduce your aches and pains, restore your mental function, and increase your energy, how much would you pay? Sadly, this fountain of youth does not yet come in pill form but a partial antidote to time’s march is available to most of us. The cost ...

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Is Endurance Training Bad For Your Teeth?

Written by Virginia Eaton — Hockey players aren’t the only athletes whose sport is detrimental to their teeth — the saying goes, if you’re not willing to lose some teeth, don’t play hockey! While hockey players may need frequent dental interventions throughout their career, it turns out that endurance athletes are putting their pearly whites at risk as well. While ...

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Health, Fitness, Art & Food: It’s Friday At Class.

OAKHURST – Call it what you want: a lightbulb moment, an epiphany, a sound idea. Whatever term is used, it’s what Virginia Eaton had, and now locals may benefit as a result. She’s the owner of a new community fitness center designed with an emphasis on living — and aging — well. The Grand Opening of Class, the Body Pastiche ...

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Carbs Before Workout? Yes, Please.

By Virginia Eaton — The last couple of weeks I’ve had the pleasure to work out with Oakhurst’s boot camp-queen, Suzy Peek. Her classes are an intense and sweaty affair that raises the heart rate and gets your endorphins flowing — I always leave these workouts with wobbly legs and a smile on my face. However, the last workout I ...

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