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Volleyball great pens first book

Kensington woman sports an impressive resume By Lucia Viti Former beach volleyball superstar Angela Rock has just added authorship to her long list of athletic and professional accomplishments. In her first book, “Angela Rock’s Advanced Beach Volleyball Tactics,” the Kensington resident shares years of hard-earned experience in a guide book that covers beach volleyball from A to Z. Tactics are clearly defined with easy-to-follow references that cover every aspect of game.

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When is the best time to exercise?

Posted: April 7th, 2017 | Featured, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle | No Comments

By Blake and Gwen Beckcom | Fitness There have been many debates about the effectiveness of exercise during certain parts of the day. While nighttime workouts have been thought to disrupt sleep, new research adds in a new factor of the body’s circadian rhythm to determine the best time to exercise. The human body has a circadian rhythm that corresponds with the cycles of the sun and the moon. Research has shown that muscles also follow […]

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Healthy lifestyle demands robust activity

Posted: July 29th, 2016 | Columns, Featured, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle | No Comments

By Blake & Gwen Beckcom | Fitness With the summer in full swing, this is an ideal time to make changes to lifestyle routines. They should be wholesale and not just around the edges. Robust activity is a good place to start with a focus on reaching equilibrium with the work-life balance. Think beyond the typical examples such as exercising, but consider activities that enrich and empower the holistic self.

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Got work-arounds?

Posted: May 6th, 2016 | Featured, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle | No Comments

By Blake and Gwen Beckcom | Fitness We all well know the adage; “no pain, no gain.” It is true, that staying fit requires discipline and workouts that push our limits, which in reality, IS what’s required to get our body to adapt. Getting gains requires some level of pain acceptance to move the needle … period.

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Reasonable resolutions

Posted: January 15th, 2016 | Columns, Featured, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle | No Comments

Setting yourself up for success in any year By Blake and Gwen Beckcom The new year has begun, and new resolutions are well underway. Before deciding what type of bandwagon you want to jump on to lead a healthier and fit lifestyle, it’s important first and foremost to establish solid groundwork to ensure you’re setting reasonable resolutions for yourself that can be realistically achieved.

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