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Lisa’s List: Three Yoga Poses To Do Every Day

The rule of three is a principle that suggests a trio of events or characters is more humorous, satisfying, or effective than other numbers. The concept, in this case, may have evolved from early days of storytelling: think Three Little Pigs, Three Billy Goats Gruff, and the Three Muskateers. It’s no fairy tale that lots of good things come in ...

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Fabulous First Graders Enjoy Their Exercise

OAKHURST — Our fabulous first graders at Oakhurst Elementary School know the importance of getting enough exercise every week. Each Friday our “firsties” migrate over to OCI to walk on the track. In addition, they have learned that each time they walk around the track — it is a quarter mile. Walking, running, or jogging with friends makes it so much ...

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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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