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Alameda Health & Fitness Section

Viral Sensation or Abomination?

“Sleepy Chicken,” never heard of it? Neither had I until the other evening, when I saw several news reports of it being the latest TikTok…

Do-it-Yourself Muscle Care

If you can’t see a pro, learn how to care for your own muscles. Flying cross-country can be daunting for many reasons. At our most…

Let’s Give ’em Pumpkin to Talk About

Okay, that was pretty bad, but even Cinderella’s fairy godmother knew pumpkins were magical gourds. Winter, spring, summer and pumpkin are the four seasons of…

The Best Time to Exercise Is…

Consistency leads to confidence, which leads to success. One day, an article came across my social media feed; something about the best time of day…

Demystifying Sunscreen

“Slather yourself with baby oil and lay out in the sun? I didn’t realize that used to be a common thing.” I once remarked as…

Nothing Screams Summer Like Refreshing Watermelon

In the song, Watermelon Sugar, Harry Styles extolled its virtues as a metaphor for something he had an immense desire for. In the land where…

Water is Life

But I’d rather drink _______. How did you fill in the blank? Does drinking water come easily to you or are you like so many…

The Most Effective Exercise

Have the right motivation – know “why” you’re exercising. The most effective exercise is the one that you will do… and do so consistently… and are…

Living the Sweet Life

Oh, how we love our sugar. Did you know that the average American consumes about 17 teaspoons of added sugar each day? Seventeen! That’s equivalent…

You Don’t Want to Be 29 Again

First it was the Quarantine Fifteen.  Then Covid-19 additionally came to be known as the cause of pounds that were creeping up on people during…

That LOOKS Delicious…

“We eat with our eyes first.” Yet, it is our tongue that will savor the sweetness, sense the heat in the spicy, retract from the…

Shall We Dance?

Gene Kelly was “singing in the rain” but his joy was evident in his dancing, as if he hadn’t a care in the world. No…

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