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Hot yoga. It’s a powerful thing

Mark and I went to a hot yoga class last night, at a yoga studio here in York. Our friend Craig invited us. I mean, I thought he was our friend. Now I am not so sure. He failed to mention that this was a hot yoga class. I have taken a few beginner yoga classes at Lotus Moon in York city. Those classes were easy going, the room was the perfect temperature, there was happy morning sunlight streaming through the windows, and they played spa music, burned incense, and talked in a soothing voice about thanking yourself for all the beautiful things you do and how cool you are that you came to yoga.

Hot yoga is nothing like that at all and Craig failed to mentally prepare me for what was about to happen. Pretty sure I will never forgive him for that. Ever.

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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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I love coffee as do many other Americans.  According to a survey completed by the National Coffee Association, 83% of US adults drink coffee, making our country the largest coffee consumer in the world.  Nearly half of adult Americans drink … 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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Hemp filled, coconut flavored, gluten free fun

I don’t predict gullible ever being a word used to describe me. My thoughtful disbelief even helped me snag my husband, a guy who was actually impressed I was smart enough to call him out on a tall tale he was feeding girls about his college major! So heading to a conference which included the chance to review 1,000 natural food and supplement products is a lot like sending a seasoned mechanic to a car dealer. I’m a little skeptical with lots of practical training to back it up.

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Walk often; Walk Safely

Walking is a great source of exercise and physical activity! I walk regularly for both fitness and as a mode of travel.  You can imagine my surprise when, yesterday, following a meeting about pedestrian and bike safety, I was hit … Continue reading

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Walks in the area

York Heart Walk Date:   Saturday, September 19 Time:   9:00 a.m. registration; 10:30 a.m. walk Place:   John Rudy County Park, 400 Mundis Race Rd., York, Pa. 17406 Website: Contact: Wade Markel, 717-207-4281, About: Team up with family, friends or … Continue reading

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Confession: I’m a wannabe

I enjoy hiking. A lot! I long to be referred to as “an avid hiker”.  As a child, I enjoyed walking on trails in Caledonia, near my grandparents’ cabin.  In college, I began hiking because of a Field Study of … Continue reading

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Playground play improves kids’ health

Fred Rogers, the host and creator of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, stated, “Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.”  What better place to practice than on a playground? Outdoor playground play improves physical, mental and social health. … Continue reading

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