Tag Archives: health wellness and fitness

Chew On This: 08/25

More than a study’s findings about soda By Jayne Powers Food pairings have earned their reputations: bread and butter, wine and cheese, soda and fries. By themselves, each one has pros and cons. Bread, for instance, can be a great source of fiber and whole grains, and butter, well, it has been criticized for containing […]

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Ask Rocco: 08/25

How to get great abs without exercising By Rocco Castellano I was asked this question on Facebook a couple of weeks back. Now, the old Rocco would have beaten that inquiry to a pulp…verbally, of course. But the new, well-informed Rocco realized he needed to take a step back and evaluate what the question was. […]

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Ask Rocco: 08/18

Thin is out, symmetry is in By Rocco Castellano Some of the dumbest things I hear when I’m asked about women lifting weights never stop amazing me. One such phrase is, “I don’t want to lift weights because it will give me muscle… and I will look like a man.” I wish these women would […]

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Chew on this: 08/18

Improve your eating habits at work By Jayne Powers   Every winter, the Harvard School of Public Health and the Culinary Institute of America in Greystone, California, sponsor the “Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives” conference. The premise is sound: Stock a healthy kitchen with nutrient-rich foods, and you’re more likely to eat well and stay well. […]

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Ask Rocco: 08/11

B.S., in and out By Rocco Castellano   Calories in… calories out. Dumbest shit I have ever read or heard. As a fitness professional for a majority of my life (save my toddler years), I have heard this phrase again and again. It still annoys me to no end. It tells me the person speaking […]

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Chew on this: 08/11

Save your brain By Jayne Powers Our bodies have touch points that require not only adequate nutrition but proper nutrition. For example, our hearts benefit from eating foods low in sodium. But what about our brains? There are food groups and associated vitamins that benefit the brain—and they are readily available in grocery stores, not […]

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Ask Rocco: 08/04

Hitting it old school (No one’s that tough any more) By Rocco Castellano   So I went to Facebook to ask my fans and friends what fitness columns they wanted me to write. What I got was a deluge of ideas and wants. Over the next couple of months, I will write as many of […]

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Chew on this: 08/04

Condiment conundrum By Jayne Powers   When buying food, we should focus on picking nutrient-rich foods that are low in saturated fats, sugar and sodium. If there’s no nutrition facts label, it probably means it’s either a vegetable or fruit. In this case, you’re good to go. Buy and eat as much as you’d like, […]

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Chew on this: 07/28

Rediscover your drive By Jayne Powers On a hot, muggy July afternoon, I bolted out of my apartment to take a hard and fast ride down the Crescent Trail to Thompson Boat Center near the Potomac River in Washington, DC. I felt revved up to hit the trail after a stressful day, knowing that I […]

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Ask Rocco: 07/28

Obviously Congress is trying to kill us By Rocco Castellano   If you are a human being in America, it is time for you to wake the f–k up and know that our government is literally run by idiots and assholes. This new law, which is likely to pass, proves my point exactly. Known as […]

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Advice Goddess: 8/25

By Amy Alkon   A Force To Be Reckoned Whiff  My new boyfriend travels a lot for work. Before he […]

Chew On This: 08/25

More than a study’s findings about soda By Jayne Powers Food pairings have earned their reputations: bread and butter, wine […]

Worth your salt

What the F&%$ do you know about salt? By Paula Johnson Photo: A wide variety of finishing salts, which add […]

News of the weird: 08/25

By Chuck Shepherd Pets of the 1 Percent “The worshipful treatment of pets may be the thing that unites all […]

A taste of something local

Taste of Troy spotlights local eateries By Katie Christoff Photo: Taste of Troy takes place Sept. 19 in Downtown Troy; […]

25 years, 25,000 acres

Tecumseh Land Trust, local artists partner in natural landscapes exhibition By Tara Pettit Photo: Steven Walker, The Other Side of […]