Author Archives: Caitlin Kerfin

About Caitlin Kerfin

Health/religion reporter for the York Daily Record. I'm a semi-frequent runner who swears by yoga practice and hummus. I've been Irish dancing for 17 years. Tweet me @ckerfin

Buy it, Cook it, Eat it!

1440 minutes. Everyone gets the exact same number of minutes each day to devote to healthy pursuits that benefit your body or to waste on lost opportunities for self-improvement. We all can probably think of one person that is super busy, whether it is that teacher who also coaches basketball or your surgeon who still managed to train for a marathon last year. Believe it or not, there are super busy people that still manage to eat healthy despite a full schedule.

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Dramatic need for substance abuse prevention

October is the season for Halloween and spooky things — right? Recently, I read some pretty scary statistics. Did you know that more people died of drug overdoses in York County in 2014 than in almost any other Pennsylvania county?

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Free apples in Continental Square

A pop-up apple handout station in York’s Continental Square will be hosted by Family First Health from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20.

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Weight Loss Basics

There is one key element in determining your weight: Calories!

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How to incorporate locally-grown produce in hummus

Hummus is a popular Middle Eastern bean dip that has made eating vegetables more bearable while providing a great source of protein. You don’t have to stick with the standard chickpeas though, try mixing up the ingredients you use to incorporate some locally-grown produce. All you need is a food processor and the willingness to experiment.

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Disc golf great for family exercise

Until this past Saturday I was an official disc golf rookie. If you’re looking for a fun way to get more active and enjoy the outdoors, disc golf may be right up your alley. Our family has fun causally tossing discs into a goal in the backyard or into the entrance to our trampoline, but we were ready to aim for some real holes this time.

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Ear health: Know how to clean your ears

Everyone has ear wax, but not everyone has the same understanding of how to safely get rid of it — or if they should even get rid of it at all. So, we asked Dr. Brian Flowers, otolaryngologist at York ENT Associates what to do about everyday ear health.

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YWCA York Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event

For more event details and to join the No Sweat team, click here. Note the event has been postponed to Nov. 6.

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No Sweat yoga tonight canceled

Bad news everyone, it has started to rain here and by the looks of the radar it will only get worse. We’re going to have to cancel yoga tonight, but we hope that you all will join us next season! … Continue reading

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Snack smart: Know when and what to enjoy as a treat

This story is not meant to take away your love of snacks, we are the snack capital of the world, after all.
But if you’re going to have a treat, at least make sure you know what you’re eating and as always, snack in moderation. Dieticians still don’t recommend eating junk food, sorry to break it to you.

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