Health

Dad bod is pretty great

Dad bod is pretty great

A while back my husband asked me if he had “dad bod.” What? Of course, my instinct was to say no because he’s in pretty good shape and, well, that kind of sounded like the male equivalent of the question “Does this dress make me look fat?” Come to find out, dad bod isn’t as […]

Sun’s out, guns out

Sun’s out, guns out

The sun is officially shining down on us. And if the sun is out, the guns are out! When we talk about guns—also known as our arms — we are primarily looking at those biceps. The biceps are made up of a short head and long head, thus the prefix “bi.” When you see someone […]

Virtual Dementia Tour provides better understanding for caregivers

Virtual Dementia Tour provides better understanding for caregivers

Dementia affects nearly 50 million people around the world — that number is expected to rise to 75 million by 2030 — and the unforgiving disease can take its toll on the caregivers of those battling the disease as much as it can on the people living with it. It’s not easy to watch a […]

Should you get a prostate screening test?

Should you get a prostate screening test?

Prostate cancer, which affects 11.6 percent of men in the United States at some point in their lives, has actually shown a drop in the number of cases by an average of 5.8 percent each year over the last 10 years. Death rates also have been falling, 3.4 percent on average each year, according to […]

Five things to consider about your protein shake

Five things to consider about your protein shake

Protein, protein, protein! Increased health awareness and a general upward trend in fitness across America is catapulting the nutritional supplement business, protein shakes included, to an estimated $8.8 billion industry by the year 2020. Protein shakes, born in the 1950s, were once strictly for bodybuilders, but they’re now available at the local gas station. Read […]

Pesky bloodsuckers on the prowl

Pesky bloodsuckers on the prowl

They prey on the blood of humans, coming out by the light of the moon to hunt for sleeping victims. They can be found anywhere in the world, and they seek out the scent of their prey. They can be difficult to see and even more difficult to kill. These are no fictitious vampires. These […]

Santa Rosa County hits lucky number 7

Santa Rosa County hits lucky number 7

Santa Rosa County ranked number 7 out of 67 counties in Florida when it comes to health, according to a study conducted by the University of Wisconsin. The study looked at policies, programs and other factors to predict health outcomes, and thereby rank counties throughout the country. So what made Santa Rosa rank so high? […]

Gardening cultivates young minds

Gardening cultivates young minds

Eva Anderson teaches the Voluntary PreSchool Program at the YMCA. Anderson, who has been teaching for 17 years, built her third school garden this spring with the 2016-2017 VPK class. “It was a fun job to do. I know the children are excited about it,” Anderson said. “Gardens in schools can teach children a lot. […]

Step by step: Meal Prepping

Step by step: Meal Prepping

For some, meal prepping is a big, hairy, scary thing that does not seem possible. For others, it’s just a part of the routine. I’d submit to you that meal prepping is human nature. Let’s check back in with cavemen! They killed an animal and then “prepped it” to have for the days and weeks […]

Andrews Institute celebrates 10 years of sports medicine success

Andrews Institute celebrates 10 years of sports medicine success

Fate has a funny way of working out sometimes. An interesting twist of it is the reason the world-renowned Andrews Institute celebrated its 10-year anniversary last Wednesday in Gulf Breeze. A second meeting with Dr. James Andrews had been scheduled in Birmingham to talk further about building a sports medicine and research facility in Florida. […]

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