Health and Fitness

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…
Alternative Medicine Offers Relief For Chronic Pain
I have my fair share of lower back pain.  I chalk it up to too much basketball when I was younger and too much sitting on the job but either way I was living on Aleve which helped but raised heck with my stomach.  Looks like the real solution might be going to the dogs...
What You Need To Control To Avoid A Stroke
Just the other day the local paper had an article of “ good bye” from popular writer Scott Sandsberry.   He said he had suffered a stroke and could no longer fulfill the duties of his job as a reporter.  He’s a cool and talented guy and his …
Calorie Counting By The Glass – Labor Day Libations
It's Labor Day weekend so that means cookouts and cocktails! If you are a calorie counter as well as the life of the party you need to the nutritional information on these popular beverages.
The following drinks are listed by calorie content, assuming the alcohol content is approximately equal..…
Time To Get That Flu Shot
The change in weather has Washingtonians preparing for the winter months and for many, that includes getting a flu shot. Dr. John Dunn with Group Health Cooperative says those who decide to be vaccinated shouldn't delay, because it takes a few weeks for it to become effective...

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