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Protect yourself from hepatitis A outbreak

Posted: September 22nd, 2017 | Health & Fitness, News, Top Story | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

With 16 local people dead this year from hepatitis A and more than 400 infected by the virus, San Diego city and county officials are warning the public that those numbers are expected to rise before the crisis comes under control. In addition, health officials on Sept. 19 launched a “Vaccination, Sanitation & Education” campaign to urge residents to take up the challenge of helping to stop the spread of the virus.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer, County Supervisor Ron Roberts and county health officials spoke out about the urgent need for the public to take action to protect themselves, stressing the importance of residents washing their hands properly and getting most at-risk people vaccinated.

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‘I walk’

By Blake and Gwen Beckcom | Fitness Together Often when conversing with someone, the small talk generally leads to “What do you do for a living?” I always find that to be an interesting topic due to the myriad and variety of occupations and careers that abound in our society and I am generally all ears. When it comes time for me to end questioning and begin clarifying what we do as fitness professionals, invariably one […]

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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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