Nutrition

Eating right makes a difference as you age

Eating right makes a difference as you age

Nutrition for seniors is important. Thanks to a grant from the state, the University of Florida IFAS Extension Office has been able to provide elderly in the county with useful information about shopping smart on a budget and still eating right. Read the full article in the Oct. 11 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

Growing gardens and healthy living skills

Growing gardens and healthy living skills

Snack time and lunch are always exciting parts of the day for kids at school. Would it be shocking to hear that students at our schools are choosing salad for their lunch? Would it be even crazier to hear they are eating salad made from plants they had planted and harvested themselves? That’s exactly what […]

Just one thing

Just one thing

If you could change one thing about your nutrition that would make a big difference it could be simply to add more raw food. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food,” is a quote widely attributed to Hippocrates who is often called the father of medicine (i.e., Hippocratic Oath). Whether or not […]

Kids as chefs

Kids as chefs

Now that school has started why not take the time to not only empower your kiddos but also ensure they’re getting great nutrition? Building lunches for kids isn’t as complicated as it seems. And helping them learn to do it themselves is a bit of a time investment for you, but it will pay dividends […]

Meeting the challenge at 73

Meeting the challenge at 73

Glenn Marr is 73 and works out two hours a day, five days a week. That’s intense, even for those who hit the gym frequently. “As long as I can do it, I’m going to do it,” Marr said of his routine. “We don’t last forever. Whatever I want to do, I am able to […]

Swimsuit season pairs nicely with a six-pack

Swimsuit season pairs nicely with a six-pack

As swimsuit season really heats up, that middle section of our body might need a little extra attention. Summer tends to see many of us lean too heavily on the six-pack kept in the cooler, but Navarre’s personal trainers have a few moves that can help you forge that other kind of six-pack. Read the […]

What’s different about functional medicine?

What’s different about functional medicine?

Last week we discussed the rising trend of functional medicine. But what can you expect if you head over to an appointment with a functional medicine practitioner? What makes it different than your average primary care appointment? The experience Dr. Kyle Chavers shared from last week gives a glimpse into what to expect. He went […]

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 […]

Moms get the fitness spotlight

Moms get the fitness spotlight

In less than a year, Caslyn Duval has nearly quadrupled her fitness business. There are nicknames out there for Duval: “fitpreneur” or “mompreneur.” Whatever you call her, Duval has been successful with her business, Fit4Mom, which focuses on helping mothers get fit and healthy. Read the full article in the March 16 issue of Navarre […]

Chunking down the chunk

Chunking down the chunk

Most health-related new year’s resolutions involve logging hours at the gym. If you want true success, however, nutrition has to be one of the main components. Local nutritionist Sylvia Tarnuzzer has spent years helping clients lose weight with one main strategy: break it into chunks. “People come in with large amount of weight to lose. […]

Golden Care Program provides seniors with useful health information

Golden Care Program provides seniors with useful health information

Nearly two decades ago a program beneficial to the health of adults 50 years and older was started by Baptist Health Care. The Golden Care Program began 17 years ago and there are currently more than 32,000 members in the program. One of the reasons the program is popular is because of the health-related seminars […]

Healing local wounds

Any given day Shawna Garito gets a photo of a wound sent to her by her friends. In-grown hairs, abrasions and other less-than-appealing images sent to her, typically with questions about what to do next. But Garito doesn’t mind. “I like wounds because I like seeing them get better. I like seeing how coordinating the […]

Finding the root cause to your health symptoms

Finding the root cause to your health symptoms

At the age of 21, Melanie Angelis was diagnosed with a heart condition that doctors told her would have her on painkillers and anti-inflammatories for the rest of her life. “I refused their diagnosis. I wanted to find the root cause,” Angelis recalls. That decision led her to a woman who conducted personalized testing to […]

Urban gardening

Urban gardening

“Part of the game is predicting the weather,” said Dr. Robert Randel of his vast urban garden located near Oriole Beach. This year, as you might guess, the above-average heat meant pepper plants galore. Randel had many different varieties covering the multiple beds he has crafted all around his property. It’s also delayed his planting […]

Garage gym businesses trending in Navarre

Garage gym businesses trending in Navarre

Garage gyms are a new trend in fitness and they’re booming in Navarre. “It’s an alternative to a busy gym. So it’s a great option for those that are looking for something a little more intimate,” Kristen Shuping, owner of Uplift Fitness said. Shuping graduated from Navarre High School before earning a Bachelor of Science […]

Healthy eating for kiddos

Healthy eating for kiddos

It’s a time honored struggle: getting children to eat healthy. There is some comfort in knowing that the struggle has been ongoing for generations, yes the struggle IS real. Yet, what is not so comforting is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s report that childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled […]

Unlearning what we’ve been told

Unlearning what we’ve been told

Well here’s the pivotal point where you decide I’m completely full of it or that maybe I might be on to something. I often feel like I’ve had to work hard to unlearn much of what I’ve been told as a member of Generation X. Previous generations may not feel that way but boy so […]

Just eat real food

Just eat real food

We have way-overcomplicated things. What if nutrition and eating were really simple? There are all kinds of rules and ideas and lists and charts and books to tell you what you should and shouldn’t eat. I’d like to propose a really simple way to think about nutrition: eat what God has provided. I came up […]

Unleashed is unlawful

Unleashed is unlawful

Along with good nutrition, exercise is a key in keeping your dog at a healthy weight. Most experts agree that large breed dogs need up to 40 minutes of cardio exercise per day. While some owners in Navarre utilize the dog park to exercise their dog, others take Fido for a run or walk. The […]