Health and Fitness

How Long Is Your Telomere?
If you could find out just how long you will live, would you?  Would you think childhood stress could impact your longevity?
We aren’t there yet but there are good indicators hanging out on the end of your chromosomes called telomeres...
Your Doc’s Politics Could Affect Your Care
Trump? Clinton?  Had enough?  Politics seems to poison most everything it touches and now a new study by Yale University researchers who surveyed primary care doctors in 29 states on how they would deal with different types of patient health concerns shows your doctors' political beli…
Time To Add Recreation To High School’s 3 R’s
The Yakima Valley offers four seasons, fresh air, year round sunshine and acres and acres of hiking, climbing, biking running, golfing, fishing, hunting, AAU sports and more.  With all that recreational opportunity there should be no reason Yakima area kids don’t exceed the nati…
No Rest For The Weary Bicep
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f you've worked hard to get in shape don’t undo all that hard work with too long of a break. A new study finally reveals why it’s so hard to get it back-- muscle memory is gone after as little as two months without exercise.
Study authors found after participants…
Youth Soccer Growing In Popularity and Injury
Today the Yakima City Council is holding a study session on the new SOZO soccer complex.  It’s already awesome but it is going to be that and so much more when its fully developed and the road work is complete.
One thing to keep in mind amidst all the fun, competition and economi…
You Feel It In Your Bones? Yes You Do!
With this current run of fabulous weather this post may be a bit premature but inclement fall and winter weather is coming and chances are your bones will tell you before we do!
Evidence is emerging that bad weather really can be felt in your bones...
Want To Save Money? See You At The Gym!
For those people who don’t go to the gym because they can’t afford a membership, consider this: Routine workouts have been linked with significantly lower health care costs for patients with heart disease.  The money you save could cover your membership and more.…
Kids Need 3 Hours Of Exercise Every Day
The weekend is here, so will your kids curl up with technology or will they run, jump and play in the fresh air?  Look to Scandinavia for a fit and trim answer.
Children should spend at least three hours of exercise each day, according to a recommendation from the government of Finland...
Gluten Free Diets Growing In Popularity
Are you one of the  2.7 million Americans following a gluten-free diet?  About a million of you do but medically don’t have to. I love bread too much to play!
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that from 2009 to 2014, the number of…

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