Monthly Archives: October 2014

Fit in 15 – Explosive Exercises

Personal trainer Rob Williams Jr., uses the medicine ball in explosive exercises to get that fast twitch muscle going. “Sprinters have these real classic physiques,” says Williams. “They don’t do a lot of weight room training but they have really … Continue reading

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American Red Cross honors local heroes

According to Merriam-Webster, a hero is person who is admired for great or brave acts.  We are blessed to have many such individuals within our county, acting bravely to save the lives of others.  The American Red Cross of York … Continue reading

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Prepping for winter running… like an adult

Last winter I had several close calls involving sidewalks that had turned to ice rinks. My face and pride were saved only by swearing, serious butt clenching and some sort of guardian angel who, by now, must be exhausted. On … Continue reading

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Healthy cooking: Pumpkin coconut soup

If fall weather has you craving all things pumpkin, stop yourself at the coffee counter. You don’t have to fill up on pumpkin coffee beverages or pumpkin muffins to try to embrace cooler temperatures and sweater weather. This pumpkin soup … Continue reading

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Wednesday Walks again canceled because of rain

A combination of rain, puddles and chilly temperatures forced us to cancel the weekly walk (for the second Wednesday in a row — boo!).

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Family First Health wants you to eat your apples

  From left, Courtney Lewis and Jess Ensminger of Family First Health cross Market Street in York Tuesday during Family First Health’s “Starts With Apples Campaign,” which encourages people to take control of their own health care through small changes … Continue reading

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Race Recap: Chicago

I’m not sure I’ve mentioned on this blog that my marathon was coming up. Maybe once in passing? Or every day all the time for the last 4 months … one of those. As such, I’m sure you’ve been glued … Continue reading

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Healthy helpings: Halloween treats don’t have to be scary

By Marta Smith Halloween is a nutritionist’s worst nightmare, and it’s just around the corner. Many popular candies contain sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, saturated fat, trans fat and sodium. You want the kids to have fun while trick-or-treating and you want … Continue reading

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Meatout Mondays: veganized southwestern
chili con queso pasta bake

Casseroles are one of my favorite dishes to make. They are usually super easy and there is no need to clean the dish after dinner is served. Just plop a lid on it, and store it away in the fridge! … Continue reading

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chili con queso pasta bake

If you find me upside down, please don’t take a photo

I am primarily a road biker.  I know some people think riding on the road is dangerous, but I feel very comfortable on the road; it’s paved and you just have to bike in a straight line and hope you … Continue reading

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