Tag Archives: health wellness and fitness

Chew on this: 05/26

Grill smart By Jayne Powers Every day, we make decisions about our health regarding the food we eat. Sometimes, we have to pay attention to not only what we eat, but how we prepare our food. With the air getting warmer and grilling season upon us, you may be planning for a weekend filled with […]

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Ask Rocco: 05/26

Prenatal vitamins and the false security they provide By Rocco Castellano Over the past few weeks you may have come to the realization that my wife is pregnant and that the health care system—specifically OB-GYN—sucks. At least from where I’m standing. We finally, at 34 f—ing weeks, were able to find an OB-GYN who didn’t […]

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Chew on this: 05/19

What to believe about coconut oil claims By Jayne Powers Coconuts are on a roll as a wonder food. I agree. Like, I wonder how true, or nutty, the truth is behind the health claims about coconuts. Coconut oil and other coconut products are often pitched as a cure-all food for a variety of chronic […]

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Ask Rocco: 05/19

Understanding pregnancy: a man’s eye view By Rocco Castellano I’m going to get my ass kicked and kicked hard for writing some of this week’s column but as someone very famous said once, “write what you know.” So I am. I wrote about my wife being pregnant in a couple of my last columns. Now, let […]

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Chew on this: 05/12

Weight loss for pudgy pets By Jayne Powers Pets, like people, get pudgy – even obese. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 53 percent of dogs and 55 percent of cats in the United States are obese or overweight. Other pets are not immune to this pet health crisis. If Polly wants a […]

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Ask Rocco: 05/12

If your dog is fat, you’re not getting enough exercise By Rocco Castellano Not too many fans of mine know this, but my wife and I have a couple of Pomeranians. We’ve had upwards of nine at one time in our home. Yes, feeding time was as insane as you can imagine. We’re huge advocates […]

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Ask Rocco: 05/05

Healthcare: the failure principle By Rocco Castellano Last week I discussed the clusterf— that is the healthcare industry; specifically how OB/GYNs are handing their patients on every visit, at least in my experience. I can understand the God complex many physicians acquire over the years. Sometimes I actually appreciate it: confidence, experience and the ability […]

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Chew on this: 05/05

Thinking differently about dieting By Jayne Powers Two things in life besides death and taxes seem to dominate American culture: dieting and football. After all, we talk about both of them all the time, and they’re always in the news. Think about it. The Super Bowl was in February, followed by the National Football League […]

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Ask Rocco: 04/28

Whatever the F— happened to Health Care? By Rocco Castellano Not many of you know this, but I have been coaching many of the top fitness professionals on how to build successful businesses. The secret formula really isn’t that secret and it isn’t really that difficult to understand. Create a great product or service, deliver […]

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Chew on this: 04/28

Core reasons to eat more fruits and veggies By Jayne Powers In a perfect world, the healthy tenets of a healthy lifestyle would translate into not only awareness, but behavior change. Oh, that behavior change. I mean, we, as a nation, know what’s good for us — eat more fruits and vegetables. Awareness of that […]

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Chew on this: 04/14

Banishing the blues with blueberries By Jayne Powers A change of seasons often signals a change in what we eat. Springtime ushers in a time to look forward to eating a variety of fruits and vegetables that become ripe in the summer and fall. One fruit to make room for this season and all year round […]

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Ask Rocco: 04/14

When did having a nice ass qualify you as a fitness expert? By Rocco Castellano There is an amazingly insane trend that has been happening over the past five years or so, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Everywhere you look, people that can barely spell “fitness” are becoming fitness celebrities because they have […]

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Chew on this: 03/31

Defensive eating for nutrition survival By Jayne Powers Back in the day – think the years following World War I – U.S. society witnessed a sea change in fashion and body image. The curvaceous figure of the Gibson Girl, the female ideal of beauty, was out, replaced by the rail-thin, waistless figure of the flapper. […]

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Ask Rocco: 03/24

Need to burn fat? Find a hill By Rocco Castellano I’ve always been someone who hates wasting time, and it seems like that’s what the average person training today does. Maybe it’s the whole “rat race” thing that makes the perpetual idiots want to do cardio by walking or running on treadmills that literally allow […]

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Ask Rocco: 03/17

Want big arms? Train your triceps, wussy boy! By Rocco Castellano Your triceps are what give your arms the appearance of being huge, not your biceps. If you want huge arms, you need to train triceps and train them hard. Thickness comes from breaking down muscle fibers so they can adapt to being worked hard […]

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Chew on this: 03/17

Eating well to stay well By Jayne Powers We are a nation of burgers, sandwiches and tacos, not to mention desserts and sweet snacks. They rank No. 2 out of 32 food categories reviewed by the advisory committee of the 2015 dietary guidelines in a report recently released to the public for comment. It also […]

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Irish Homecoming

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Celtic Woman at Clark State gala The four women of Celtic Woman (L-R) Tara McNeill, Mairead Carlin, Éabha McMahon, and […]

BOOM goes your twenties!

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Dare to deny the passage of time at the Mathile Theatre (L-R) Jonathan (Bobby Mitchum) seeks help through his first […]

The woes of legal weed

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Getting your “pot card” In addition to federal and state law, local ordinances may limit growers, dispensaries, and individuals. By […]

The graying of green

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Ambiguity and contradictions still plague marijuana laws Despite the new law going into effect, much remains to be done for […]

Girl, we couldn’t get much higher

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Evil Eye Gypsy brings psychedelic rock to South Park Tavern Evil Eye Gypsy (L-R) Cat Shift, Sherree Emmons, Aaron Snyder, […]