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Health and Fitness

  • What yoga is

    By R. JOHN ALLCORN

    Your understanding of Yoga depends on what Yoga you’re looking at. Traditional Yoga is hugely different from our contemporary “New Yoga.” Unless you understand the difference, you cannot understand Yoga.
    One big difference is the goals of each. Traditional Yoga has been around for about 4,000 years and has been through some relatively minor changes in that time. The goal of Traditional Yoga is Enlightenment which goes by several names like Nirvana or Kaivalia.

  • What about hope?

    By GREG GAST

    Of all the tools a therapist has in his toolbox, the concept of hope is by far the greatest.
    Hope is the essence of life. Life is quite unpredictable at times and things can get out of hand and beyond our control.
    It is hope that helps us to fight on and it improves our chances of making our lives and the lives of others better.

  • Get Fit: Keep moving for health

    By
    PAMELA CHICHESTER

  • Wakulla has muscle

    By MEGAN CHICHESTER
    mchichester@thewakullanews.net
    Bodybuilding, a sport popularized by names such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, may seem weird to those unfamiliar with the sport.
    However, Wakulla is home to several hometown competitors who focus on building their strength.
    Amongst them is an upbeat and jovial personality who has called Crawfordville home for 41 years.
    Ezekiel Davis, a fitness trainer and bodybuilder based at Body Tek gym, is an exemplary practitioner of the sport he made into his lifelong passion.

  • To stay healthy, keep it S.I.M.P.L.E.

    By DR. AMY R. NEAL

    What’s the trick to maintaining a healthy routine all year long? Keep it S.I.M.P.L.E.:
    • Sleep Enough: The National Institutes of Health recommend adults get at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night. A good night’s rest will help prevent infection, weight gain, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. If you’re having trouble sleeping, make sure you’re getting regular exercise and plenty of sunlight, and go to sleep at the same time.

  • Some misconceptions about yoga

    By R. JOHN ALLCORN, M.A., E-RYT

    There are many misconceptions surrounding the study and practice of Yoga. Yoga is more than 4 thousand years old and has moved through many changes, but here are some things that Yoga is not:

    YOGA IS DIFFICULT

    My Cousin Wayne says he won’t go to Yoga classes because, “I’m not a pretzel.”

  • Four ways to reduce parent-teen conflict

    By GREG GAST

    Children are not born with instructions. Even if they were, I doubt that many parents would actually read the directions. Most parents learn from experience. The following four pointers are some principles to use to reduce the parent-teen conflicts and to increase your teen’s involvement in making responsible choices.

  • GET FIT: 2014 is a plus-size year

    By PAMELA CHICHESTER

  • GET FIT: Fitness makes a great Christmas gift

    By
    PAMELA CHICHESTER

  • GET FIT: Kids are in school – it's YOU time!

    By Gena Davis